Distributed Computing Technologies Inc. (Distributed.net) is a worldwide distributed computing effort that is attempting to solve large scale compute-intensive projects, by utilizing the combined idle processing cycles of member computers.
RC5-72 is a security-based encryption key project and is a competition to test the security and strength of 72-bit RC5 encryption keys. Packets are fetched from the server via the client, the cruncher tests each packet block of keys and sends the data back to the server. User statistics are logged on the stats server.
This isn’t even a close call, with both 6800 series cards screaming ahead in this particular benchmark.