[Beowulf] Random numbers (was Re: /dev/random entropy on stateless/headless nodes)

Heiko Bauke heiko.bauke at snafu.de
Tue Mar 1 05:30:22 PST 2011


On Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:03:33 -0500 (EST)
"Robert G. Brown" <rgb at phy.duke.edu> wrote:

> It would also be very interesting to try feeding one of your MRG or
> YARN-type generators into dieharder and running the full series of
> tests on it (there are actually several diehard tests in dieharder
> that look for hyperplanar correlations as well as the long tail
> "monkey" tests). If I ever have time I'll try to give it a shot.  Is
> the library and/or a cli available anyplace easy to find?

there is an open source C++ library implementing our YARN generators and
others, see http://trng.berlios.de/ and http://trng.berlios.de/trng.pdf .


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