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    Hutter prize awarded

    After some delay, Alexander Rhatushnyak was awarded 1500 euros (I believe, the website doesn't say) for his 3% improvement on enwik8 submitted on May 23. The prize was announced at http://prize.hutter1.net/

    His submission is http://mattmahoney.net/dc/decmprs8.zip
    (linked from http://mattmahoney.net/dc/text.html#1440 . The link on prize.hutter1.net is broken). It consists of an archive and a decompression program. There is no corresponding compressor. I can't say how it works, but he had been creating a series of improvements to the lpaq series (tuned on enwik8/9) prior to submission. The program extracts a dictionary file similar to the one used in paq8hp12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Mahoney View Post
    After some delay, Alexander Rhatushnyak was awarded 1500 euros (I believe, the website doesn't say) for his 3% improvement on enwik8 submitted on May 23. The prize was announced at http://prize.hutter1.net/
    Aug. 18 -- Alexander gets 1500 EU
    Aug. 19 -- local store sells out of GB RAM modules
    Sep. 1 -- new compressor beats old ratio by 10% by using 100 GB RAM

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    i think you are confusing it with durilca king size.

    this progeam "only" uses around 900 mb of mem

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