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Distributed Network Technology for Large Scale Code Breaking (the DNA Project)

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $149,916)

Florida State University will work in cooperation with AccessData Corp. on the application of a Distributed Network Attack (DNA) to perform large scale pass-phrase code breaking for law enforcement. By harnessing the idle CPU time of existing computers connected via a TCP/IP network, the resulting combined computing power far exceeds the capabilities of the world's most powerful supercomputers.


Date Created: September 15, 2005