July 21st 1999

The Amiga RC5 Team effort moves up to fifth overall ranking in statistics

The Amiga RC5 Team effort has overtaken the Japanese Linux team in the Distributed.Net/RC5-64 challenge and is now ranked fifth overall out of over 7000 teams (consisting of an estimated 180,000 participants). The race for the fourth position is now underway, and we are gaining as fast on the Japanese FreeBSD team as we did on the Linux team.

The Amiga RC5 Team effort focuses on bringing exposure to the Amiga and the community spirit and strives to achieve this by ranking high in distributed computing projects such as the RC5 and DES challenges, using otherwise idle computing power only.

Almost 2000 individuals with about 3500 machines (over half of which are Amigas) are participating in the Amiga team now, and our growth continues, the number of PowerPC equipped Amigas for example now stands at 580 (or about 30% of all Amigas). There is still plenty of time to participate, as the current search for the RC5-64 key stands at 10.5% of the keyspace.

Together with the unfolding plans of Amiga and of course your help, we hope to increase our momentum and support the rebirth of Amiga by showing that the community has not deserted the platform in spite of years of stagnation and setbacks.

Everyone is cordially invited to join, with any kind of machine, though one Amiga at least is appreciated. For a full explanation of what the effort is about, where we are heading, how to participate and everything from statistics to member listings, please visit the Amiga RC5 Team effort homepage at

The Amiga RC5 Team effort is also providing a mailinglist as a forum for the discussion on above topics and the effort in general.


Amiga RC5 Team effort coordinator
Thomas Tavoly - rc5(at)

(note that the coordinator is on a vacation until the beginning of August and may not be able to answer E-mail until then)

Back to Press page | Main page