Thursday, March 02, 2006

Online amateurs crack Nazi codes

A recent BBC Online post talks of how grid-processing PCs helped to crack existing Nazi codes - the power of collaborative computing!

"The Enigma machine vexed Allied codebreakers for years
Three German ciphers unsolved since World War II are finally being cracked, helped by thousands of home computers.

The codes resisted the best efforts of the celebrated Allied cryptographers based at Bletchley Park during the war.

Now one has been solved by running code-breaking software on a "grid" of internet-linked home computers."

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