Looking for a volunteer for a dangerous mission...
I am looking for one volunteer for a TF/P1 mission well outside PrimeNet territory. I have been working on a LMH range for some time and was wanting to do some full trialfactoring and some P1 on some of the leftovers. However, my TF computer is busy doing the trialfactoring. I can keep someone supplied with P1 for quite a while. Only one catch, the person doing this P1 would also be doing a bit of TF in the process. If anyone is interested, please let me know.
ThomRuley 
What sort of range of exponents are we looking at?? Is it part of the LMH>79.3M or is it a range below 79.3M and just not on primenet yet?? Also, why are you interested in p1 factoring it??? (I'm not objecting to it being done, I am just curious)

Excellent questions, dave_0273. First, it is a range under 79.3M but not on PrimeNet (56.557M, to be exact). I have been trialfactoring in this range for about six months or so. Not long ago, the idea occured to me to start testing some of these on a P4 I built last month. However, the computer I have been using for factoring is still tied up with that factoring project and the P4 is tied up testing an exponent. I recently noticed the Mersennearies group and thought someone might be interested in helping me get a few of these ready for LLtesting. Just an idea for someone who wants to be a Mersennary but wants to avoid competing with other Mersennearies for exponents.

I have to say that it is something that I was alreadying pondering over for my LMH range (4445M). Over the past couple of days since you have posted, I have been giving it even more thought. These are the things that have me nervous.
1. Each exponent would first have to be trialfactored up to 2^70. On my computer (2.4Ghz P4), this would take at least 2 days (very rough estimate) as only 2 exponents are at 70 bit, the remaining 12850 exponents in the 56.5 to 57M range are still only at 63 bit. 2. The p1 test would take at least a day, probably close to 2 days. So, at a guestimate, it would take about 3 days per exponent. In a couple of days when one of my computers finishes the batch of exponents that it is currently working on, I am going to do some proper timings to find out how long it will take per exponent. 
[QUOTE=dave_0273]1. Each exponent would first have to be trialfactored up to 2^70. On my computer (2.4Ghz P4), this would take at least 2 days (very rough estimate) as only 2 exponents are at 70 bit, the remaining 12850 exponents in the 56.5 to 57M range are still only at 63 bit.
2. The p1 test would take at least a day, probably close to 2 days.[/QUOTE] Since you are doing this manually anyway, it might be better to change the order of the work. Maybe TF to 2^68, then stage one P1, then TF to 2^69, then stage 2 P1, then TF to 2^70 for example. 
The only problem with doing it that way is that you would need to keep each of the save files from stage 1 of p1 factoring. Unless of course you mean doing it in that order, but one exponent at a time. In which case, you may as well just do it in the normal order ie fully trialfactor, then fully p1 factor.

I was thinking about doing it one exponent at a time, but you could also do all TF to 2^68, then P1 stage 1 and 2, then TF to 2^70. That would probably work out a bit faster than doing all the TF first because a lot more factors will be found in P1 than in the last 2 bits of TF.

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