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JuanTutors 2021-10-14 12:10

Should I abandon this test?
 
I am doing a PRP test on a 10^8 digit Mersenne for which I am only at 3.79% of the way done. It has already had 2 Gerbicz/double check errors. It won't finish until maybe September 2022. Should I just abandon it/unreserved it and start a new test? FYI I have already stopped the test to do a DC assignment that passed.

Viliam Furik 2021-10-14 18:02

[QUOTE=JuanTutors;590534]I am doing a PRP test on a 10^8 digit Mersenne for which I am only at 3.79% of the way done. It has already had 2 Gerbicz/double check errors. It won't finish until maybe September 2022. Should I just abandon it/unreserved it and start a new test? FYI I have already stopped the test to do a DC assignment that passed.[/QUOTE]

If in the event of abandoning this test, and starting another 100M digit one, I strongly recommend not to do this. However, if you start with some smaller number to test, i.e. under 150M exponent, I would recommend doing this.

kruoli 2021-10-14 18:08

You should also pay attention on the errors: Doing DC instead or LL likely will soon cause a bad result! You could do "normal" PRP with proofs or even LL-DC by doing a PRP with proof; there is also PRP-CF which has proofs.

JuanTutors 2021-10-14 18:35

[QUOTE=kruoli;590566]You should also pay attention on the errors: Doing DC instead or LL likely will soon cause a bad result! You could do "normal" PRP with proofs or even LL-DC by doing a PRP with proof; there is also PRP-CF which has proofs.[/QUOTE] I am doing a first time PRP test.

JuanTutors 2021-10-21 12:30

Update to this post: I did decide to switch exponents since I was so early into the test. The thing is, with my new exponent, I am only 2.15% of the way through the newest test and I am already at 3 Gerbicz errors in. Should I quit this machine? Should I use it to just constantly P-1 on my current assignments? Should I keep going with this PRP test?

kruoli 2021-10-21 12:45

If your machine is that problematic, PRP-CF is an option, since its assignments are so short that they should come through nicely.

P-1 is risky if the machine is unstable, factors are likely missed. If a normal P-1 would turn up with a factor, a single problem in the computation would prevent that factor from coming up. With you machine it is thus likely that it might never find a factor.

Needless to say, you should try to investigate why the errors occur. Unstable memory? Over-/underclock? Maybe try the stress test; are small FFTs stable? Are big FFTs stable?

paulunderwood 2021-10-21 12:50

[QUOTE=JuanTutors;591213]Update to this post: I did decide to switch exponents since I was so early into the test. The thing is, with my new exponent, I am only 2.15% of the way through the newest test and I am already at 3 Gerbicz errors in. Should I quit this machine? Should I use it to just constantly P-1 on my current assignments? Should I keep going with this PRP test?[/QUOTE]

Find out why you are getting Gerbicz errors. In the first place check your thermals with some temperature monitoring software. Other than this voltage and timings are crucial. What is the specifiction of your computer system?

JuanTutors 2021-10-22 17:13

[QUOTE=kruoli;591216]Maybe try the stress test; are small FFTs stable? Are big FFTs stable?[/QUOTE]

Will have to do this.

[QUOTE=paulunderwood;591218]Find out why you are getting Gerbicz errors. In the first place check your thermals with some temperature monitoring software. Other than this voltage and timings are crucial. What is the specifiction of your computer system?[/QUOTE]

Average temp hovering between 78C and 80C. Intel Core i5 6500 (Skylake) 3.20 GHz processor (though core temp says 3292.74MHz). TDP 65.0 Watts. Power around 40.0 Watts.

paulunderwood 2021-10-22 17:36

[QUOTE=JuanTutors;591375]
Average temp hovering between 78C and 80C. Intel Core i5 6500 (Skylake) 3.20 GHz processor (though core temp says 3292.74MHz). TDP 65.0 Watts. Power around 40.0 Watts.[/QUOTE]

On warmer days this might be a problem. Is it a stock Intel cooler? Would you consider getting an all-in-one water cooler?

I have run Intel chips at these temperatures, but if heat builds in the case it might overheat other components such as RAM or bridge chips.

JuanTutors 2021-10-22 18:01

[QUOTE=paulunderwood;591378]On warmer days this might be a problem. Is it a stock Intel cooler? Would you consider getting an all-in-one water cooler?

I have run Intel chips at these temperatures, but if heat builds in the case it might overheat other components such as RAM or bridge chips.[/QUOTE]

It's a work PC so that's not an option but will throttling do it? I am definitely willing to restart this test if that might work.

Also an update, I just tried switching BACK to the number that I had stopped working on just last week and there was an error reading ALL the intermediate files. I don't even have a viable explanation for that.

paulunderwood 2021-10-22 18:06

[QUOTE=JuanTutors;591380]It's a work PC so that's not an option but will throttling do it? I am definitely willing to restart this test if that might work.

Also an update, I just tried switching BACK to the number that I had stopped working on just last week and there was an error reading ALL the intermediate files. I don't even have a viable explanation for that.[/QUOTE]

There is no need to restart your number (after throttling). You can be very confident with any number of Gerbicz errors. :smile:


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