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Random-Number Generator

Any machine or activity that produces a series of numbers with no pattern. A random number generator may be simple, such as rolling dice or flipping a coin. Many others are complex computers. Random number generators are used in gambling, particularly in slots and lotteries.
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Duratovsky, "True random number generator embedded in reconfigurable hardware", LNCS 2523, 2003, pp.
A random number generator was used to assign patients to treatment groups.
TestU01: A C library for empirical testing of random number generators.
Newcastle Crown Court heard Grant, 29, who was working at Gala Bingo in Sunderland, had overridden the random number generator on two occasions and read the numbers manually.
UNDERWORLD fraudsters are using random number generators to tap into the bank accounts of Irish customers.
Although they only checked "Windows 2000" (which is currently the third most popular operating system in use), the research team assumes that newer versions of "Windows", such as XP and Vista, use similar random number generators and may also be vulnerable.
Multilevel Bisection: Here the random number generator should influence the coarsening phase, the low-level partition and the refinement phase.
Other cryptographic algorithms currently validated by the CMVP are the Data Encryption Standard (DES), the Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES), the Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA), the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1), and the Random Number Generator algorithm (RNG).
There are barrages of tests that can be performed to determine if a random number generator falls within acceptable limits.
These customers will be selected by a random number generator from among our usual roster of callers, including consultants, corporations, the media, academia, State and local governments, and other Federal agencies.
The relatively frequent appearance of these extreme numbers casts doubt on the reliability of the random number generator.
Security features are reported as including an enhanced, on-chip, hardware firewall (providing separation and integrity of data and applications), a 32-bit FameX public key cryptography co- processor, a high-speed triple DES co-processor and a true random number generator.