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Old 2020-05-01, 16:32   #46
If I May
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"Chris Halsall"
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Originally Posted by SethTro View Post
If you want to do more to verify the calculating (to prevent against overclocking / math errors) we should look at my proof-of-work proposal.
I don't have the time (nor knowledge) to drill down further on your proof-of-concept efforts (of a proof-of-work mechanism). But it sounds interesting.

There would be real value in being able to use mfakt[c|o] for ongoing sanity checking of GPU "kit"*. Even if it requires doing another TF run, some might "opt-in" doing this kind of work. It would be fine if it was run on the same users' GPU(s), since this isn't MP stuff, just (largely) no factors found of MP candidates.

It would be relatively trivial to expand the data stream from mfakt* to include the checksum. A simple parsing change on Primenet, and one additional table or field.

Has anyone with the requisite skillset had a look at this yet? Kit has empirically demonstrated it's potential to degrade over time.

* Definition of "Kit" in this context: All of it, sans kittens.
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