20080225, 21:14  #1 
May 2007
Kansas; USA
5×2,017 Posts 
LLRnet servers needed
I just want to post here where I think we will need LLRnet servers now and in the near future:
NPLB: 2 for 400<k<=1001 for n=333.3K600K 1 for 400<k<=1001 for n=260K320K 2 for 300<k<400 for n=333.3K600K in early March (I would like to do the next rally on this one; after the rally 1 server may be sufficient) 1 for 300<k<400 for n=260K333.3K in early March (smaller # of k's and nrange; shouldn't take too long) 1 for 300<k<400 for n=600K1M in late March (will only be the few k's that have already been searched to n=600K) 1 for 300<k<400 for n=100K260K double check CRUS (Conjectures 'R Us): 1 for Riesel base 16 (currently @ n=~430K base 2; data available up to n=800K base 2) 1 for Sierp base 16 (currently @ n=~440K base 2; data available up to n=800K base 2) 1 for Sierp base 6 1 for another base to be determined in the near future 1 for Sierp base 4 for one k for n=1.85M2M base 2, i.e. the minidrive (temporary; shouldn't take long but is a nuisance for a single person to easily knock out due to testing times) Total of 8 servers for NPLB and 5 for CRUS. Later, I would like to add possibly 23 more servers for CRUS when we get testing up past n=200K on several of the bases, especially the lower ones. The best example would be Sierp base 6 where the # of k's remaining will dictate that we probably need 2 servers. This is why I am thinking that we need all the servers that we can get. Note to folks with some or mostly nonconnected machines: Both projects will always have manual reservations available for all efforts. I just pulled all of this off of the cuff, so to speak. Input and opinions are welcome. Gary 
20080225, 21:21  #2 
A Sunny Moo
Aug 2007
USA (GMT5)
3×2,083 Posts 
I'm hoping to be able to get an older computer set up as an alwayson server sometime soon (i.e. within a month or two), so once I've got that set up, I should be able to run one server. (No more than one, though, since it's only got 128MB of RAM.)

20080225, 21:30  #3  
A Sunny Moo
Aug 2007
USA (GMT5)
3×2,083 Posts 
Hmm, let's see how we're doing with each one of those needs:
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Anyway, just suggestions. 

20080225, 21:56  #4 
Mar 2006
Germany
ACC_{16} Posts 
please keep also in mind that all these servers has to be maintained (in a timelymanner) and evaluated say k/npairs statistics for user and primes!
so for NPLB all resultfiles from the servers goes to me. 
20080225, 21:57  #5 
A Sunny Moo
Aug 2007
USA (GMT5)
3×2,083 Posts 
As well as to me, too, so I can run the results files through my processing scripts to turn them into regular manualLLRformat lresults.txt files.

20080225, 21:58  #6 
Sep 2004
2·5·283 Posts 
You are really crazy Gary!!!
I'll only host max of three servers. 
20080225, 22:00  #7  
A Sunny Moo
Aug 2007
USA (GMT5)
1869_{16} Posts 
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Hey, maybe we can set a world record for most LLRnet servers in one project? Last fiddled with by mdettweiler on 20080225 at 22:00 

20080225, 22:03  #8 
Sep 2004
2·5·283 Posts 

20080225, 22:04  #9 
A Sunny Moo
Aug 2007
USA (GMT5)
1869_{16} Posts 
Well, of course, we must keep in mind that even as we add more servers over time, old ones will be dropping awaysuch as the ones for 260K<n<320K on 400<k<1001, since that range is not far away from being completed.

20080225, 22:09  #10 
Sep 2004
B0E_{16} Posts 
Yes but for the moment NPLB is still a small project with only a few members. We still don't have such a visibility to have 8 servers running, you will have the same members jumping from server to server...

20080225, 22:52  #11 
A Sunny Moo
Aug 2007
USA (GMT5)
3×2,083 Posts 
You do have a point...maybe we should make sure that until we grow significantly, we don't have more than 5 unique servers running at a time (I say "unique servers" since some of the ones listed in Gary's post would be duplicates for load distribution reasons).

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