20070423, 13:59  #1 
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
2·3·13·83 Posts 
GIMPS participation
Is it a fair assessment of the graph on the
Primenet statistics page to say that the number or user accounts saturated in May 2004? 
20070423, 21:44  #2 
Apr 2007
Spessart/Germany
2×83 Posts 
that Graph is not about the number of accounts associatet to GIMPS, but it is about the number of calculations *all* computers connected to GIMPS did at that time. As many users have more than 1 computer I don't think you can recalculate the number of accounts connected to GIMPS at that time. I don't know if there is a statistic about if.
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20070423, 21:54  #3  
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
2·3·13·83 Posts 
Quote:
I am suggesting that the number of users has remained approximately constant since May 2004. You can't easily "recalculate" which is why I asked the question. It will be on record somewhere. 

20070430, 18:22  #4 
∂^{2}ω=0
Sep 2002
República de California
5·2,351 Posts 
That sounds plausible. We get shortterm "spikes" whenever a new prime is announced, but now that the project is wellestablished, I expect  without some way to make a whole lot of different kinds of hardware (e.g. video game boxes)  attractive for GIMPS use  that we've settled on a fairly stable percentage of the wired world's population which likes this sort of thing and doesn't mind the slower pace (reletive to the various thrillsaminute projects out there) of recordprime searching.

20070430, 21:42  #5 
"Jason Goatcher"
Mar 2005
DB3_{16} Posts 
Please give a link to these thrillaminute projects you speak of. ;)

20070430, 22:05  #6  
∂^{2}ω=0
Sep 2002
República de California
5·2,351 Posts 
Quote:
http://distributedcomputing.info 

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