20050722, 09:56  #1 
May 2005
Copenhagen, Denmark
121_{16} Posts 
Two PC's looking for parttime work
Hi. I have an Athlon 2500+ (which doesn't support SSE2 ) and a Pentium M 1600 GHz laptop (which supports SSE2) on which I'm willing to install some DC stuff. I was wondering if you had any suggestions? There is a few restrictions though:
* They are mostly only turned on when they are used (not 24/7) * Preferably a project with a definite goal (I guess that rules out 15k and Cunningham) Any projects where these two would be a considerable help? OH 
20050722, 11:38  #2  
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"Luigi"
Aug 2002
Team Italia
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And of course Project Billion Digits Luigi 

20050722, 12:22  #3  
Jun 2003
The Texas Hill Country
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Depending on how you phrase it, there are certainly defined goals within the overall project. I would venture to say that there are very few worthwhile DC goals that are really finite. For example, (barring theoretical work that proves otherwise) you will never find the last Mersenne Prime or design the ultimate drug. It's not enough to put a man on the moon, there is still Mars, etc. 

20050722, 12:46  #4  
May 2005
Copenhagen, Denmark
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OH 

20050722, 13:55  #5 
P90 years forever!
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL
2·4,079 Posts 
seventeenorbust probably best meets your definition of a project with a definite goal

20050722, 19:49  #6 
Aug 2002
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2×3^{2}×83 Posts 
It appears that the project Seventeen or Bust will not be finished in a reasonable amount of time. See http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=4361 for more details.

20050722, 21:26  #7 
Sep 2002
296_{16} Posts 
NFSNET does factoring projects that last a few months each
which completely factor the target number. Some projects are near the limits of what is currently factorable. GIMPS does have a near term goal, to find a 10 Million digit prime number. Trial factoring has the goal of trying to find a factor for each number tested within the bit depth searched, it takes less than a week (a few days, 4872 hours, on faster PCs) to do a factoring assignment, every time a factor is found it saves months of LucasLehmer testing. 
20050722, 22:40  #8 
Jun 2003
1605_{10} Posts 
You could join base 4 sierpinski, only 5 candidates left.
Citrix 
20050723, 01:23  #9 
Jun 2005
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