We are a team of Christians using our computers for God's glory.
RC5 For Jesus is a team of Christians
participating in Distributed.net's RC5-72 computer challenge. The
team is made up of Christians seeking to put a Christian group and more
importantly the name of Jesus on the often viewed Top
100 Teams List of this global computer processing challenge. It
is one of the few Christian teams in the entire challenge.
Our goal is to stay in the top 100 team standings, as well as to win
the computing challenge.
This is a needle-in-the-haystack, brute force, computer search that can take
many years to complete. We use the challenge as a way to put the name of Jesus
in front of others.
In addition, one can even put a small message on your own profile and perhaps
point someone to a Christian website through the rankings which are viewed
around the world.
What a great, free way to advertise a message to a target audience, Unsaved
Computer tech Nerds!
By having a highly ranked team, we hope to tell others about
We hope to get Christians around the world working together.
The members of RC5 For Jesus would like to invite you to join the team!
RC5 for Jesus team standings
There are over 4,932 computer teams involved in the project as of April 2011
As of April 2011 RC5 for Jesus ranked 105th place
As of January 2008 RC5 for Jesus ranked 100th place in overall project standings.
As of June 18, 2006 RC5 for Jesus ranked 93rd place.
As of August 22, 2005 RC5 for Jesus ranked 94th place
As of August 12, 2005 RC5 for Jesus ranked 95th place
As of July 22, 2005 RC5 for Jesus ranked 96th place
As of July 20, 2005 RC5 for Jesus ranked 97th place
As of July 13, 2005 RC5 for Jesus ranked 98th place
As of June 19, 2005, the team ranked 99th place.
A fast computer isn't required to participate
The computing challenge is not only for people with fast computers.
Some members of the team have very slow machines or rarely turn them on.
But everyone on the team contributes to the team standings, allowing the
team to stay in the top 100. If you simply want to join for a week or two,
or for longer, you'll be contributing to the team standings. The Distributed.net
utility program does all the work, and you can set it and
forget it or
team's standings every day. By participating, you'll probably understand
a little more about your computer.
Some people joining the challenge have found ways to speed up their computers
or have discovered the reason why their computers always seemed slow before.
(example: discovered and removed spyware and virus' on their machines)
In my case, I found by using the RC5 client, that Adobe Version Cue CS2 was hogging
40% of the CPU when allowed to be on as well as was the cause for the
slow bootup of the PC. I tracked down the problem and turned this "helper"
application off when not needed and boosted the PC processing dramatically!
The computing challenge explained
The Distributed.net computer challenge involves a search that
would take a single computer perhaps 2 million years to complete on it's own.
However, if the search was split among two million computers, it would take only a year
to complete the same task. Splitting a problem out to many computers to solve is
referred to as Distributed Computing.
Since it will take many years to complete, to make the project more
interesting, daily statistics are compiled per individual and individuals can join teams
contributing their processing totals toward the team they designate.
Team standings and individual standings are available at www.distributed.net.Under the statistics section for RC5-72
The project we are working on makes use of a small utility program
that uses only the idle cpu cycles that would otherwise go to waste.
Many computers will search through 12 to 100 million keys a second, looking
for the hidden message. A number of IT professionals use this utility
program as a benchmarking tool
In addition to the value it provides as a benchmarking tool,
the project contributes to the general knowledge of computers, processing,
networking and IT security.
Note: Do not install the application on computers you are not authorized
Only your computer idle time is used for processing.
A knowledge of computers or the internet isn't required to participate.
This is a distributed computing power challenge designed to use the idle computer processing power of participants computers toward a useful purpose.
You only need to download and install a small program, which will process parts of the current challenge.
The source code to the program is freely downloadable to review if you choose and it does not contain or install spyware nor virus'.
The Distributed.net client program uses only the computer's idle time, so when you want to use your computer,
the program will automatically get out of your way and not affect your computer speed whatsoever.
Computer idle time can be used - How fast is your computer?
You may be surprised at how much computer processing time is not being used while your computer is on.
Unless you are performing intense operations such as video graphics work on your computer, there is probably
a big chunk of processing going to waste every second your computer is running.
It is common for a computer to have 90-99% of useful processing power simply going to waste every second the computer is on.
Your computer simply counts sheep when there is nothing else to do. Most computers can count at least 9 to 100 million "sheep"
In the screenshot image below the idle process time is at 99%:
During the previous RC5 Challenge our group ranked high in the team standings. - RC5-64, the RC5 for Jesus team ranked 100th on September 26, 2002
105th when key
was found on July 14, 2002
here for current stats
Currently ranked 105th place among 4,932 registered teams April 2011
- Current Distributed.net Participants
If you want to join, just go to this URL and enter
your Distibuted.net ID and password!
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