20201015, 08:38  #2168 
"Curtis"
Feb 2005
Riverside, CA
3×1,579 Posts 
I really appreciate the detailed explanation! Thank you.
I was planning on enrolling a second laptop core to finish to 2500 sooner than 90 days, and was expecting 46 desktop cores of over double the laptop's Ghz for 250010k. Sounds like 10x the hardware is not nearly enough for 10k 3 months after 2500! Perhaps I'll get to n=5000 and call it good. We'll see. My estimate went something like "10k is four times higher than 2500, so tests take 16x longer. But there will only be half as many k's, so 8x the hardware ought to do it!" Naturally, that ignores the increased length of the range, as you so nicely detailed. 
20201015, 14:26  #2169  
Quasi Admin Thing
May 2005
2^{2}·241 Posts 
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There may be room for optimizations, when it comes to the .ini files. The values should, if one decides not to remove any phases, be the most (likely to be) optimal. I did a lot of calculations over the 6 months I worked on these .ini files, most of the calculations were to have optimal sievevalues for each phase for b=1030 and then scale towards any other base. It took a lot of testing but the result was the .ini files, where the sievevalue was determined by amount of tests remaining at a fixed p value and time per test for given base and FFT value. If you find optimizations, it may be time someone redo the .ini files for the amount of bases remaining untested. 

20201015, 16:56  #2170 
"Curtis"
Feb 2005
Riverside, CA
3×1,579 Posts 
I chose to do 7 NewPGen files for the entire krange. The 7th file took ~24hr; in light of Gary's warning that this effort would take multiple CPUyears, I figured one day of pretesting wouldn't hurt. Now that I see how fast the first two phases go, it was a bit wasteful, but that's no big deal.
I suppose I could try the default .ini file to see how much faster or slower it is.... I started with a copy that I used for the annualbase work (R2017, R2018, etc); I didn't redownload the original .ini file. 
20201015, 17:13  #2171 
Sep 2011
Germany
17·163 Posts 
Reserving S365 to n=300k (200300k) for BOINC
Reserving R275 to n=600k (400600k) for BOINC Last fiddled with by rebirther on 20201015 at 17:19 Reason: + 
20201015, 17:31  #2172  
Quasi Admin Thing
May 2005
2^{2}·241 Posts 
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A lot of things has happened to computers since the original ini files were created. Despite the software being almost the same, things might need a tweek, since FFT lengths may have changed and thereby changed the n settings 

20201017, 14:38  #2173 
Sep 2011
Germany
17×163 Posts 
Reserving R326 to n=600k (400600k) for BOINC
Reserving R332 to n=600k (400600k) for BOINC Reserving R334 to n=600k (400600k) for BOINC 
20201017, 20:48  #2174 
Sep 2011
Germany
17×163 Posts 
Reserving R453 as new base using the newbase script up to 2.5k and sieving to 10k (1G) with srsieve2

20201018, 08:23  #2175 
Quasi Admin Thing
May 2005
1704_{8} Posts 
May I ask why you are not using srbsieve for starting up bases? It is multitude of times faster compared to the newbase script ... Must add, the filenames are the same as for the newbase script only difference is that the very small prime n is delt with using NewPGens sieve funktion for fixed b and n and variable k.

20201018, 08:27  #2176  
Sep 2011
Germany
AD3_{16} Posts 
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Thats easier for me to handle, the rest will be BOINCed in the future. 

20201019, 08:31  #2177 
May 2007
Kansas; USA
2^{3}×3×431 Posts 
S376 is complete to n=300K; no primes were found for n=250K300K; 2 k's still remain; base released.

20201019, 09:11  #2178 
Mar 2006
Germany
2×11×131 Posts 
Reserving R255 for n=25k100k

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