20121110, 03:46  #1  
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
2^{3}·3^{3}·11 Posts 
TF'ers: what's your longest streak?
I'm just curious: what's the highest number of factors you've found in a row?
My personal record is three. What's even more impressive is that I found them on my 1.7 Ghz Pentium M laptop. Quote:
Anyone have a longer "combo"? Last fiddled with by ixfd64 on 20121110 at 03:49 

20121110, 06:25  #2 
"Serge"
Mar 2008
Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2
41·229 Posts 
In May, I had a (double) blip that changed the scale of my plot forever.
I believe that that was two threes in a row. 
20121110, 15:45  #3 
Aug 2010
Kansas
547 Posts 
I don't usually get factors "in a row" per se, but I've had several (read ~5) exponents that I've found 2 factors for in the same bit. (65>66)

20121110, 16:33  #4 
"Mr. Meeseeks"
Jan 2012
California, USA
879_{16} Posts 
Does it count when I have ~2500 results and the factors pop to the top?

20121110, 18:15  #5 
1976 Toyota Corona years forever!
"Wayne"
Nov 2006
Saskatchewan, Canada
3^{2}×7×73 Posts 
four....same PC
Code:
Sarge 354434863 F 4/5/2009 5:41 Sarge 354426869 F 4/5/2009 5:41 Sarge 354442993 F 4/5/2009 5:43 Sarge 354450181 F 4/5/2009 5:45 Code:
Hand_In_The_Box 57317831 FPM1 9/13/2011 4:27 Emperor_Zurg 57924239 FPM1 9/13/2011 5:55 Emperor_Zurg 57300449 FPM1 9/13/2011 7:06 
20121110, 21:03  #6 
"Brian"
Jul 2007
The Netherlands
7×467 Posts 
Is a negative streak interesting too?
During my entire GIMPS history I have done 140 TF runs, all between 6465 and 6869 bits. Not a single one turned up a factor. 
20121111, 18:48  #7 
"Jerry"
Nov 2011
Vancouver, WA
1,123 Posts 
I've had a least a couple days with 9 factors. I've also had many days with no factors and I think 1 twoday streak of no factors.

20121112, 05:17  #8 
Romulan Interpreter
Jun 2011
Thailand
2499_{16} Posts 
It heavily depends of the ranges and bit deepness you do. When I helped Uncwilly to clear the 100digits (332M and 333M) range to 69/70 bits I found 140 factors in 10 days, and many other later when I extended the 332M to 70/71 bits. That makes average 14 factors per day, but I would consider a bigger success when running 60M assignments to 7273 bits and find a factor every few days.
Edit: if you need lots of factors, pick a high range with low bit limit, say like 3xxM to 70 bits, and put your GPU on it for a week. You still can find a factor every few hours. Last fiddled with by LaurV on 20121112 at 05:19 
20121112, 05:52  #9 
6809 > 6502
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