To solve a cryptographic problem, it was necessary as quickly as possible to perform a consistent
Fabro could do it on a regular home.a computer with an Intel Core i7-6700 processor and the GNU Multiple Precision Arithmetic Library for 3.5 years. At the same time, he competed with a team from Sabanci University, which, using the FPGA software accelerator and new squaring algorithms, plans to make the necessary calculations for two months - by May 11, 2019.
Scientists note that this task is not verycomplex, but the answer to it can be obtained only if the algorithm passes the required number of steps - about 80 trillion. At the same time, participants could not use parallel computing and supercomputers in their decisions.
Bernard Fabrot solves a proto-VDF puzzle posed by Ron Rivest https://t.co/b9VZwqVwqa cc. @benediktbuenz
- Francois Garillot (@huitseeker) May 1, 2019
Now, after solving the puzzle, on May 15, 2019, MIT will open the capsules, which were left for posterity by the developers of the task in 1999.