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Forum: Hardware 2016-03-27, 17:40
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By E_tron
No more free lunch. Dennard scaling gave out 12...

No more free lunch. Dennard scaling gave out 12 years ago (bringing the era of multi core and complicated out of order pipeline designs) and Morse Law gave out ~3 years ago (no more free transistors).
Forum: Lounge 2016-01-19, 04:03
Replies: 13
Views: 1,319
Posted By E_tron
It's kind of like winning the lottery....

It's kind of like winning the lottery. Unauthorized installs of Prime95 will suddenly become a good source of PR for the affected party (not to mention a footnote in history books).

A discovery...
Forum: News 2016-01-19, 03:52
Replies: 631
Views: 63,927
Posted By E_tron
I eagerly await the news. Congrats to the...

I eagerly await the news. Congrats to the Mersenne Community; a genuine discovery.

Too bad we have to wait. If it was a hash, anyone could verify it :yucky: . It's unfortunate so many resources...
Forum: Lounge 2013-12-03, 16:30
Replies: 110
Views: 5,449
Posted By E_tron
The whole Mersenne Coin idea seems like a good...

The whole Mersenne Coin idea seems like a good idea. Look at all the horsepower thrown away at scrypt and SHA-256 based cryptocurrency networks....
Forum: Lounge 2013-12-03, 16:10
Replies: 110
Views: 5,449
Posted By E_tron
Wow, thank you guys for thinking this Mersenne...

Wow, thank you guys for thinking this Mersenne Coin idea through.

What if the Mersenne Coin network was a hybrid of suggested factorization mining and a modified LL-based mining (explored next...
Forum: Lounge 2013-12-01, 05:44
Replies: 110
Views: 5,449
Posted By E_tron
I still think we should start handing out...

I still think we should start handing out Mersenne Coins.

We could force the GIMPS FFT or P-1 algorithm to make rare data digests to drive verifiable transactions in a cryptocurrency right?...
Forum: Lounge 2013-11-27, 06:19
Replies: 110
Views: 5,449
Posted By E_tron
Please DO NOT send some bitcoin to address:...

Please DO NOT send some bitcoin to address: 31etronzHogaPeGnFsNPBSbLAf7odtBsjj. I assure you this address is a bitcoin oblivion. The private key doesn't exist. Bitcoin can be sent there, but it will...
Forum: Lounge 2013-11-27, 04:28
Replies: 110
Views: 5,449
Posted By E_tron
For now, bitcoin isn't a useful currency. It's...

For now, bitcoin isn't a useful currency. It's extremely deflationary and the value fluctuates every rapidly. For now (and probably forever), bitcoin will be a speculation vehicle. Also, coins are...
Forum: Lounge 2013-11-27, 02:20
Replies: 110
Views: 5,449
Posted By E_tron
Bitcoin has a legitimate problem concerning...

Bitcoin has a legitimate problem concerning mining and generation of new blocks and transactions. The future of the network appears to be in jeopardy.

Currently bitcoin mining is only somewhat...
Forum: Lounge 2013-11-23, 22:52
Replies: 110
Views: 5,449
Posted By E_tron
Too bad we never thought about adding a...

Too bad we never thought about adding a concurrency component to the GIMPS platform. There might be a way to force to force the FFT algorithm to generate interesting digests to drive a...
Forum: Lounge 2013-04-10, 03:36
Replies: 23
Views: 1,795
Posted By E_tron
Consider "upgrading" to Windows 2000. It's a...

Consider "upgrading" to Windows 2000. It's a great product; still works :smile: I think Windows 8 computers come with secure UEFI booting enabled by default. Try disabling that function before trying...
Forum: Hardware 2013-03-23, 20:57
Replies: 543
Views: 47,481
Posted By E_tron
Why doesn't Intel send engineering samples to...

Why doesn't Intel send engineering samples to you? Your highly optimized software is one of the hallmarks for testing Intel's microprocessors :smile:

Consider asking them for review or engineering...
Forum: GPU Computing 2013-03-23, 19:25
Replies: 47
Views: 3,527
Posted By E_tron
My observations concerning PCIe bandwidth and GPU...

My observations concerning PCIe bandwidth and GPU throughput (though it's an antidote and the GPUs are very weak).

a) 1 GeForce 8600GT PCIe 16x -> 8.8GHz-d/day /w CPU Sieve
b) 1 GeForce 8600GT...
Forum: Lounge 2013-02-25, 17:43
Replies: 103
Views: 8,423
Posted By E_tron
Considering Curtis Cooper's staggering...

Considering Curtis Cooper's staggering contribution to GIMPS, he must also have a staggering electric bill... Unless:

121. Curtis Cooper is a major stake holder in the West Central Electric...
Forum: GPU Computing 2013-02-25, 14:21
Replies: 1,657
Views: 163,069
Posted By E_tron
Thumbs up I'm glad to see that GPU TF has come so far;...

I'm glad to see that GPU TF has come so far; thank you all for your effort. I'm trying out Mfakto on an AMD A8-5600K APU. Looks promising, but CPU sieving appears to be a bottleneck.

Any hope of...
Forum: News 2013-02-05, 18:40
Replies: 571
Views: 61,661
Posted By E_tron
Wow, it appears that the GIMPS super computer...

Wow, it appears that the GIMPS super computer still works :smile: Good job everyone. That was a long prime drought...

I still keep a few machine's pipelines stuff with prime candidates.

I...
Forum: Software 2013-01-27, 08:18
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By E_tron
What hardware (CPU) was the LL scheduled to?

What hardware (CPU) was the LL scheduled to?
Forum: Lounge 2012-08-12, 12:34
Replies: 123
Views: 41,029
Posted By E_tron
I would like to put my name on the list. I'm glad...

I would like to put my name on the list. I'm glad this milestone won't go unnoticed; there are only a few days now... I recall mersenneforum.org coming online sometime around August 15th, 2002.

I...
Forum: Software 2011-10-28, 13:24
Replies: 22
Views: 2,054
Posted By E_tron
A modern FPGA might be fast enough to implement...

A modern FPGA might be fast enough to implement the 1024-bit arithmetic coprocessor your thinking about R.D. Silverman. Perhaps we should stick with 64-bit commodity hardware instead :smile: ....
Forum: PrimeNet 2010-11-09, 18:08
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By E_tron
I'm glad to know the results can be submitted...

I'm glad to know the results can be submitted manually; thank you.
Forum: PrimeNet 2010-11-08, 22:45
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By E_tron
Question regarding expired LL exponents

I have a machine that fell off primenet (and the Internet) earlier this year. It's LL exponent has since been reallocated and completed my another machine on primenet.

My machine completed the...
Forum: PrimeNet 2010-11-08, 22:42
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By E_tron
or better yet... perhaps a distributed computing...

or better yet... perhaps a distributed computing client for iPhone and/or Android. Perhaps these devices are fast enough for trial factoring :smile: .
Forum: Lounge 2009-12-18, 06:38
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By E_tron
AT&T gets a reality check

AT&T is thinking about giving heavy data users "incentives" to use less data on their cell phone network:
...
Forum: Lounge 2008-07-19, 02:59
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By E_tron
Zzyzx, in sign form?

I stumbled across this in the Deserts of California; it resembles someone many of us know:smile:.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bloodonthemotorway/2639963833/
...
Forum: Lounge 2007-07-30, 20:54
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By E_tron
Web Cam in a car heading West on Route 66.

I thought i'de share this with you guys. I'm driving to Petaluma, CA and for the next 2 days you can view a web cam mounted on the dashboard of my car.

I'm using Spring PCS Mobile Broadband (its...
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