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1) Message boards : Wieferich and Wall-Sun-Sun Prime Search : I have 14 mln points pendoing, mostly WW (Message 155348)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
Yes my pending has slightly reduced.
But holy cr*p all my firsts are above 90%!
97.37% highest!

You never see this people - there is - as tng said - stuff going on.

As long as the servers are coping then all is well.


In the scope of things, it's not a lot of tasks. The servers aren't affected at all.

You have teams of people participating in a contest where it's advantageous to wait before returning tasks, so that's what they're doing. Things will go back to normal within a week when the contest ends. Anyone not participating in this contest can simply ignore the side effects, other than to enjoy the exceptional first percentages and the increased chance of discovering something.
2) Message boards : Sophie Germain Prime Search : Sophie Germain Prime Search (Message 155254)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
One characteristic of the exponents is that they're not near an FFT boundary, where some tests would have different FFT sizes, and thus significantly different execution times. This was part of the criteria for selecting the next exponent.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : LLR2 installed on all big LLR projects (Message 155144)
Posted 30 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
This is a kind of official announce that PPSE is running on LLR2 now. Well, it's running LLR2 since April 1st.

Technically, PPSE is still "unknown" state and can be reverted back if servers will be unable to handle the load. To avoid dangerous server overload, we have to apply some restrictions:

- There will be no more PPSE challenges;
- PPSE primes will be not eligible for future Tour de Primes.


I think getting PPSE to LLr2 is a very good thing, Thank You for doing that!! But I have a question for you...are those last two points permanent or just 'for now'. The reason I ask is that one of my teammates crunches PPSE almost exclusively and does love the Challenges, with a single pc though he's never in the list of stats.


To the second point, with T5k average digits getting bigger and bigger, GFN16's days are numbered leaving PPS as the sole "attainable" subproject for most crunchers in TdP. Are there discussions going on behind the scenes about what the future of TdP eligible primes will be? It would be sad that in the near future we'd all be fighting for an elusive megaprime or two for an entire month, instead of what we have now, where even modest searchers can get a few small primes and their participation badges.



Thus it has always been. Computers get faster, the primes get bigger, and those with older slower computers struggle to keep up. The difficulty of finding one of the smallest allowable primes in 28 days, whether that is 100K digits or 1M digits, stays roughly the same over time.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : World Water Day Challenge (Message 154886)
Posted 56 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
I messed up my start to this challenge. I miscalculated the cache requirements for my two larger computers and ended up aborting their tasks after 25 minutes. Oops!
5) Message boards : Number crunching : World Water Day Challenge (Message 154885)
Posted 56 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
My meager computers won’t make much of a difference, but I have joined team Ukraine for the balance of the challenge. My toes are getting cold and I shall take a vacation from Antarctica to go someplace warmer as Autumn comes to the south and Spring to the north.

(Any replies to this should be worded very, very carefully. The “no politics” rules still apply.)
6) Message boards : Seventeen or Bust : Seventeen or Bust and the Sierpinski Problem (Message 154869)
Posted 59 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
And what is the next FFT size?


We won't know that until we load them.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Dual Xeon Server dont use second CPU (Message 154841)
Posted 64 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
mikey's post is still there....


Lots of posts are still there, and all of them are *before* my warning about staying on topic. I removed multiple off topic posts, all of which were after the warning.

Please, let's not turn a bunch of off-topic posts about RFI into off topic posts about removing off topic posts. If you have a question about why your post(s) were removed, please contact me via private message.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Dual Xeon Server dont use second CPU (Message 154832)
Posted 65 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
I've hidden a couple of posts that were just as off topic as the previous posts. See the title of this thread? Did you read the original post in this thread? THAT is the topic here. Anything else is off topic and will be hidden.

And, no, ten paragraphs of discussion about RFI in fluorescent lighting followed by "Dual Xeon" does *NOT* qualify as "on-topic".

9) Message boards : Seventeen or Bust : Seventeen or Bust and the Sierpinski Problem (Message 154798)
Posted 67 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
Can anybody write FFT table?


There are two FFT sizes currently being used by SoB:

3200K
3456K
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Dual Xeon Server dont use second CPU (Message 154795)
Posted 67 days ago by Profile Michael GoetzProject donor
Folks, stay on topic. And no politics.


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