20180415, 20:42  #3004 
Apr 2018
13 Posts 
Oh well, live and learn. I'll stick with this for now and experiment.

20180416, 05:49  #3005 
May 2007
Kansas; USA
2×11×461 Posts 
May we kindly make a suggestion: Reserve a much smaller amount of work first and work your way up to the larger reservations to see if you will maintain interest for a very long period of time on one effort.
For example look in the recommended thread and consider the following: 1. Reserve one of the bases (that has a sieve file) from the 2nd category that have bases with 2 or 3 k's remaining. You can test that for either n=100K200K or n=100K300K. (Perhaps will take 25 weeks on a modern quad running 24x7 depending on whether you search to n=200K or 300K.) 2. If you find #1 interesting move on up to the the 3rd category, which has bases with one k remaining. You can test a base for n=200K400K or n=200K500K. This will likely take about twice as long as #1. (Possibly 12 months on a modern quad.) 3. If you can still maintain interest in the above for up to 2 months on a single effort while running your cores continuously (many people have to have more variety) then you could consider larger reservations such as the 1st category. Consider this: SRBase with many large users running BOINC generally takes 24 weeks to complete one of these n=25K100K ranges. These 1st category bases are huge efforts! We are reluctant to reserve such a large effort for you until you have done something smaller first. Try the above and work your way up. Most bases take quite a long time at this point on the project. That is why many people choose to search at SRBase using BOINC. Gary Last fiddled with by gd_barnes on 20180416 at 06:07 
20180416, 12:55  #3006 
Apr 2018
13 Posts 
I am confident I will maintain interest. Right after I made my first post yesterday, I downloaded everything I needed, researched how to split the workload across computers, and started crunching on two of my three computers. My plan for this morning was to split it up to my third computer as well. I am no stranger to long tasks  I have done a small amount of GIMPS crunching. While I have not done anything that takes around a year, I have done GIMPS tasks that take well over a month.
If you will not reserve S606 for me, that's fine  I'll look into your suggestions, more GIMPS work, or other BOINC projects. However, I ask that you allow me to reserve it. I'll send you progress reports as often as you want as proof that I'm sticking with it. One if my flaws is being stubborn :) 
20180416, 15:51  #3007 
May 2007
Kansas; USA
2×11×461 Posts 
Why must many new people, mainly young students, insist on reserving such large pieces of work? It is very frustrating. It's so much easier to reserve something small. We've seen many people come and then quickly go away this way.
It is already obvious that you will not be running your computer(s) 24 hours a day. I'll reserve it for you for two weeks. Please report a status in two weeks and every two weeks thereafter for the first two months. We will then discuss your progress. Have you done any calculation how long it will take you to complete the entire reservation? That should have been the first thing that you did. This base in our 2018 project goals, as are all other bases on the recommended list, meaning that we expect that it will be done by the end of this year. Last fiddled with by gd_barnes on 20180416 at 16:04 
20180416, 16:03  #3008 
May 2007
Kansas; USA
2×11×461 Posts 
Moved discussion about PRPnet to software/instructions thread at http://mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=9742.

20180416, 18:18  #3009 
May 2007
Kansas; USA
2·11·461 Posts 
Reserving R856 to n=25K for Ian and me.
Ian and I are also working together on R996. Last fiddled with by gd_barnes on 20180416 at 18:19 
20180418, 11:17  #3010 
Apr 2018
13 Posts 
First S606 prime
Found my first prime on S606 sometime last night:
7266*606^26541+1 is prime! (122.7805s+0.0014s) 1 k down, 285 to go. 
20180418, 13:07  #3011  
May 2008
Wilmington, DE
2^{3}·5·71 Posts 
Quote:
I'm one and of course Gary and probable 5 or 6 others. I've also done PG and SRBase but I always come "home". I find this a puzzle inside a riddle wrapped in an enigma. Plenty of work for eons. Your next goal should be to find a Top 5000. Won't happen with this reservation but you'll figure it out. And don't forget the ultimate goal of proving a conjecture. Ian (MyDogBuster) 

20180418, 15:21  #3012  
May 2007
Kansas; USA
2·11·461 Posts 
Quote:
In the future, please wait until you are at a nice round testing limit to report all primes. In this case, wait until you are at n=30K and then report all primes up to that point. This avoids inundating the threads with posts. 

20180418, 19:36  #3013 
Sep 2011
Germany
3×797 Posts 
Reserving S936 to n=100k (25100k) for BOINC

20180418, 22:04  #3014 
May 2007
Kansas; USA
10142_{10} Posts 
R856 is complete to n=10K; 541 primes found for n=250010K; 758 k's remain; continuing to n=25K.

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