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Old 2011-01-01, 17:18   #1
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Hello and Happy New Year!

Santa might yet deliver a quad- or hex-core machine , and I'm wondering -- is there a way to dedicate, say, just one core to OBD?

I'm using Factor4 on my Windows 98 system, so I'm not familiar with how Factor5 works. But if I did get a six-core CPU, I'd be tempted to put one of them to crunch away on Factor5.

Just a thought that popped up. Equally quick-and-dirty replies are preferred!

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Factor5 can run on however many cores/threads you tell it to.
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Factor5 can run on however many cores/threads you tell it to.
Cool, so there's a way to specify that, as with Prime95.

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Cool, so there's a way to specify that, as with Prime95.

Thanks!

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You can run ./factor5 <exponent> <bit_min> <bit_max> <num_threads>

where num_threads can be 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16.

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You can run ./factor5 <exponent> <bit_min> <bit_max> <num_threads>

where num_threads can be 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16.

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Excellent!

I look forward to experimenting with this, if and when the new PC is born.

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