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View Poll Results: How much will the winning bid be? (Think "The Price is Right"!)
Less than $10 2 7.41%
Less than $50 3 11.11%
Less than $100 8 29.63%
Less than $500 8 29.63%
Less than $1,000 6 22.22%
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Old 2020-06-07, 00:28   #1
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Smile Sealed-bid silent auction: 1.1 MILLION GHz-days of credit!

With George's permission we have a special offer just for you!

1.1 MILLION GHz-days of credit!

If you want this credited to your Primenet account, you need to be the top bidder.

Send us a PM with your bid before the poll in this thread ends.

At the end of the auction, we will notify the winning bidder.

Upon receipt of the donation towards the forum's expenses or the GIMPS fund (Your choice!) we will have the 1.1 MILLION GHz-days of credit transferred to your account. (This may take a day or so.)

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Old 2020-06-07, 01:00   #2
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I suggest posting how much that would cost using the cheapest-per-GHz-day option on AWS, by way of comparative pricing.

Oh, and you should consider offering the winning bidder a free bonus of free bottles of weight-loss or prostate supplements, to sweeten the deal. (Have I been watching too much late-night retro-shows cable TV? Probably.)
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Old 2020-06-07, 01:04   #3
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1.1 MILLION GHZ-days of credit is easy to get with one-two hours of hacking.
(I've shown this before. George was not pleased. :rolleyes: )
I will leave this trifle challenge to credit-o-holics.

Also, there was once a person here who was selling his prime to the highest bidder on ebay.
Ah, the dreams of sudden fortunes! How sweet they are...
I believe that I have won the bidding but the seller cowardly withdrew.
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Old 2020-06-07, 03:20   #4
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If this is a "silent auction", typically the highest bid is known, but the bidder might use a code. Then will the current high bid be revealed?

Alternately Xyzzy (Mike) can respond to the the bidders with either: "You are the current highest bidder" or "You are not the current highest bidder." The second response would also go out to those who have been out bid.

And can we specify what type(s) of credit? First time, DC P-1, etc?

And BTW the poll option of less than $1000 happens to also mean that it is less than all the others. So that would be the right choice.

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Old 2020-06-07, 03:31   #5
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And BTW the poll option of less than $1000 happens to also mean that it is less than all the others. So that would be the right choice.
Unless the actual winning bid is higher than that, in which case...

Anyway, buying credit is not my cup of tea... But this is probably cheaper that building a new Radeon VII system.
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Old 2020-06-07, 03:37   #6
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Seems to make a mockery of credit system IMO.

Don't do any actual work, just buy your way in?
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Old 2020-06-07, 03:48   #7
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If this is a "silent auction", typically the highest bid is known, but the bidder might use a code. Then will the current high bid be revealed?

Alternately Xyzzy (Mike) can respond to the the bidders with either: "You are the current highest bidder" or "You are not the current highest bidder." The second response would also go out to those who have been out bid.
That sounds really complicated. We were thinking people would just bid privately and the highest bid wins. (Maybe our understanding of a silent auction is wrong?)
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And can we specify what type(s) of credit? First time, DC P-1, etc?
No, the credits have already been earned.
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And BTW the poll option of less than $1000 happens to also mean that it is less than all the others. So that would be the right choice.
It is supposed to work like "The Price is Right".

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Old 2020-06-07, 04:04   #8
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Seems to make a mockery of credit system IMO.

Don't do any actual work, just buy your way in?
But we get to answer the age-old question: How much is a CPU credit worth?
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Old 2020-06-07, 04:04   #9
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credit that someone if forfeiting and "selling"?

Seems like an odd amount to be offering.
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Old 2020-06-07, 12:22   #10
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If it is ECM credits it is not worth much. Even without hacking or cheating you can just run some curves with super high B2 with GMPECM and turn them in.

I suspect you can do the same for P-1? But I do not know for sure.

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Old 2020-06-07, 12:29   #11
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But we get to answer the age-old question: How much is a CPU credit worth?
I imagine credits earned will have a different value than credits merely bought?

If someone could just buy birdies and eagles in a golf tournament, do you really think they deserve to win?
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