20110217, 19:16  #1 
Aug 2008
Good old Germany
3·47 Posts 
What is work type "LL Test with no factoring"?
What is work type "LL Test with no factoring"?
Are these test with no factoring done so far? Or test with factoring, TF and P1, done allready? And are there Doblechecks included? 
20110217, 19:53  #2 
A Sunny Moo
Aug 2007
USA (GMT5)
3×2,083 Posts 
"LL Test with no factoring" means that the server will try, if it can, to give you a test that's already had all of its prefactoring (TF and P1) done in advance. Ideally, this would be the case for all tests assigned as LL, in which case the regular LL worktype would behave identically. However, in practice, because there's not enough people helping with P1, most firstpass LL assignments still have P1 and the last few bits of TF left to be done. Regular LL assignments will first finish these, and then start the actual LL if no factor is found. "LL Test with no factoring", however, will skip straight to the LL test regardless of whether there is more TF or P1 to be done. This is rather inefficient (since if a factor could have been found by TF or P1, a weekslong LL test would be saved), but it is nonetheless made available to give the option to folks who, for whatever reason, don't want to do any prefactoring whatsoever even if it potentially means wasting their time on an unneeded LL test.

20110217, 20:35  #3 
Aug 2008
Good old Germany
141_{10} Posts 
Thanks a lot for this really detailed explanation. A good reason for "LLNF" would be using CUDALucas for example. ;)

20110217, 20:37  #4 
A Sunny Moo
Aug 2007
USA (GMT5)
3×2,083 Posts 
Indeed. Now that you mention it, I believe that was the primary reason LLNF even exists in the first placefor CUDALucas and other programs like it (Mlucas, Glucas, MacLucasFFTW) that can do LL but not TF or P1.

20110222, 20:08  #5 
Aug 2008
Good old Germany
215_{8} Posts 
It would be good, if we can have this worktype at the manual assignments.

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