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Old 2009-02-20, 13:56   #13
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Originally Posted by vaughan View Post
I'll run which ever port you want. Currently I think mine are all on 8000. Rally - anytime. I've reached my personal targets in eOn, Milkyway@Home and am pretty close to the target in Spinhenge@Home. Now that Wieferich@Home seems to be redundant I have plenty of cores available.

Very good. There is only 1 core running port 5000 right now. If you want to switch a quad or 2 from port 8000 to 5000, that would be helpful. The range is k=600-800 and it is currently processing k/n pairs at n=~620000. That would be running our 6th drive (vs. the 8th drive that you are currently running on port 8000). Although not necessary, if you're interested in seeing the details of the drive, you can see them in our 6th drive thread here.

The tests will be longer and the primes fewer than port 8000 but when a prime is found, it will be top-1500 all time and will be a nice score on the top-5000 site for you and the project. I think primes at that level are currently scoring about 5.5 to 5.6 vs. about 1.9 to 2.0 for port 8000 primes that are currently at n=~467000.

The best thing that can happen is that we keep port 8000 at a "measured" but still a fairly quick pace right now. That is, keep the primes coming but don't finish it too much before our sieving drive is able to provide a file for n>500000 for it (shooting for end of March). For the time being, I've pulled my machines off of it since others have plenty on it so we don't get too far ahead of ourselves there. If we complete it too soon, everyone will have to pull all of their machines over to a different port for an extended period. I'd just as soon that people don't have to move a lot of machines around twice. I know what a hassle it is to move multiple quads around on different ports.

All other ports except Ironbits' 3000 and 8000 have almost an unlimited amount of work available at the moment that can be loaded into them as people complete n-ranges. Bring on those cores. We have lots of work!

BTW, my apologies for not mentioning you as another person that came to the project from the last rally. Thanks for sticking around!

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