20101120, 09:09  #507 
"Richard B. Woods"
Aug 2002
Wisconsin USA
2^{2}·3·641 Posts 
1 and 3 now.

20101121, 08:21  #508 
"Nathan"
Jul 2008
Maryland, USA
45B_{16} Posts 
TF has broken beyond the classical GIMPS space
Received two TF assignments above 79.3M on Saturday the 20th. These are the first "mainstream" assignments that I have received beyond the classical 79.3M GIMPS search space.

20101121, 10:19  #509 
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
1100101001010_{2} Posts 
I can't get enthusastic about the effort to factor up to
the penultimate bit for exponents so far ahead of the LL wavefront. The chance of finding a factor is small, and leaves well over half the desired work (P1 and the last bit) undone. Meanwhile, the assignment of first time LL tests is faltering. A few months ago, nearly all the available 50M exponents had been assigned. The number available then climbed to 7000 before dropping again. Currently DCs are being assigned faster than first time tests. David 
20101121, 22:18  #510 
Jun 2010
Kiev, Ukraine
3·19 Posts 
That last exponent is out in assignment for over 2 years (LL testing to "alaendle" on 20081115). Time to steal that back and finish off in somewhat 35 days?

20101121, 23:07  #511 
Sep 2002
Oeiras, Portugal
2^{3}·5^{2}·7 Posts 
I wouldn´t do that.
The exponent is being worked on and is nearly finished. Moreover, no need to start another flame war about poaching... Your CPU cycles will be much more well spent doing exponents that are not assigned. Last fiddled with by lycorn on 20101121 at 23:09 
20101122, 02:04  #512  
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
2·3·13·83 Posts 
Quote:
(As usual) David Or to stay true to type:As usual Last fiddled with by davieddy on 20101122 at 02:14 

20101122, 09:22  #513 
Jun 2010
Kiev, Ukraine
3×19 Posts 

20101122, 10:38  #514 
Aug 2008
Good old Germany
10001101_{2} Posts 
Do you have an advantage, if the test is finished earlier? Just wait for the exponent to finish. Where is absolutely no need for poaching. I can´t understand these stressing people...

20101122, 13:56  #515  
Einyen
Dec 2003
Denmark
2,939 Posts 
Quote:
and http://www.mersenne.org/assignments/...et+Assignments Last fiddled with by ATH on 20101122 at 13:58 

20101122, 14:32  #516 
Sep 2002
Oeiras, Portugal
2^{3}·5^{2}·7 Posts 
I understand your willingness to see the milestones cleared (I feel just the same). But consider the following:
1. The current assignee has already donated a lot of time to process this exponent and he is still working on it. Therefore, it is unethical to take it away from him. 2. If you are concerned about GIMPS being slowed, testing an exponent that is already 92%+ tested is definitely not the right thing to do. It is a duplication of efforts, to absolutely no benefit. If you (or someone else) do it now, the original assignee will either notice that and possibly drop the exponent or even quit his GIMPS participation altogether in protest, or just finish the exponent and the result will be a useless triple check. That´s why I wrote your CPU cycles would be better used on notyetassigned exponents. 
20101122, 15:02  #517 
Jun 2010
Kiev, Ukraine
3×19 Posts 
Ok, ok, I'm done. But i'll say one last thing: "Nice CPU there, alaendle. Stands the test of time!" ^_^
ATH, thanks for the assignments page, new to me... 
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