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Old 2018-05-25, 05:41   #1
Lexicographer
 
Mar 2018
Shenzhen, China

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Default PrimeNet gives same ECM task multiple times?

Issue #1: I've asked PrimeNet for a trial factoring assignment for M1277 on the Manual Testing page and it gave me ECM assignment, which I did not plan to run... But fine.

Issue #2: I think, initially PrimeNet's assignment looked more like this:

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150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
But in the list of my current assignments it somehow transformed into:

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150 curves, B1=999999999, B2=99999999900
Issue #3: After giving that task to my CPU running mprime, I've noticed from the complete exponent status report (with full ECM history) that other people already completed both assignments from above multiple-multiple times over the course of this decade:

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2018-03-04 supercat NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2017-12-04 Yizhe Huang NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2017-10-11 Terçariol, C. A. S. NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2017-08-16 Diophantus NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2017-04-04 Ducho_YYZ NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2017-01-03 ch3cooh NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2016-08-24 bayanne NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2016-06-17 fireredd NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2016-06-15 Moonwalker89 NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2016-04-17 dh1 NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2016-04-04 Mario Tranquillini NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2016-03-31 cpp1701 NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2016-02-10 ssateneth NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2016-02-10 Smoker88 NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2015-05-15 MadPoo NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2013-11-11 Oliver Kruse NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2013-09-26 Aseroberto NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2013-06-14 yooper NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2012-12-28 SRJ2877 NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2011-04-11 Bdot NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
2011-02-14 James Heinrich NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=800000000, B2=80000000000
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2018-01-31 Terçariol, C. A. S. NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=999999999, B2=99999999900
2017-02-27 Diophantus NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=999999999, B2=99999999900
2016-02-16 Fastspiky NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=999999999, B2=99999999900
2015-04-28 XZT NF-ECM 150 curves, B1=999999999, B2=99999999900
Isn't it a massive waste of processing power to give the same assignment to multiple users again and again?
I thought, the point of PrimeNet is to coordinate people's effort, not to make them run same task over and over.
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