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Old 2009-01-17, 10:44   #1
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Is it worth running any projects on the Atom? I've got a netbook, but it's been extremely slow at running even TF. Is there any distributed work worth running on this?
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Old 2009-01-17, 19:28   #2
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Is it worth running any projects on the Atom? I've got a netbook, but it's been extremely slow at running even TF. Is there any distributed work worth running on this?
I´ve got a 330 atom (dual core). you can forget LL tests but TF works fine ... set it up to TF to clean the 'easy factors' ;).
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Old 2009-01-17, 19:54   #3
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if you want to do quick tests and find top 5000 primes then try NLPB
it is still possible to top 5000 primes with low power
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Old 2009-01-18, 19:42   #4
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Here's something I've read -
http://news.softpedia.com/newsImage/...Computer-2.jpg
Maybe with this thing...
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Old 2009-01-24, 01:07   #5
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Yeah, the Atom is really weak, but at 6 watts(I think) running at full load, it's more of a problem of how to pack a bunch of them into a tiny space.

Assuming I keep my self-control I won't be making any Distributed Computing purchases for at least 4-6 months. That being said, if anyone decides they want to make enclosures for storing multiple Atom processors, I'm sure they could make a good bit of money by talking about it on some of these DCing forums.

Actually, when you think about all the places processors are showing up, making apps that could utilize things like television sets, microwaves, refrigerators, etc. might not be a bad idea in the near future.

Just a thought.

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Old 2009-01-24, 14:22   #6
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Yeah, the Atom is really weak, but at 6 watts(I think) running at full load, it's more of a problem of how to pack a bunch of them into a tiny space.

Assuming I keep my self-control I won't be making any Distributed Computing purchases for at least 4-6 months. That being said, if anyone decides they want to make enclosures for storing multiple Atom processors, I'm sure they could make a good bit of money by talking about it on some of these DCing forums.
Did you look at the photo in the post just above yours? If you want more info look here for instance.
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Old 2009-01-24, 17:55   #7
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Actually, when you think about all the places processors are showing up, making apps that could utilize things like television sets, microwaves, refrigerators, etc. might not be a bad idea in the near future.

Just a thought.
Back in 1993-4 we learned that the MPQS siever being used by the RSA-129 project was running on laser printers.

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Old 2009-01-28, 01:13   #8
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Back in 1993-4 we learned that the MPQS siever being used by the RSA-129 project was running on laser printers.
...The advantage being that you got a handy hardcopy printout of every sieving result in real time. We should consider doing the same thing for full-length per-iteration LL test residues - to save paper, George could add a "2-Sided Printing" option to the client, along with a reasonably selection of typefaces and font sizes.
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...The advantage being that you got a handy hardcopy printout of every sieving result in real time. We should consider doing the same thing for full-length per-iteration LL test residues - to save paper, George could add a "2-Sided Printing" option to the client, along with a reasonably selection of typefaces and font sizes.
Rather than just a printer we should be using the combo devices with printer and scanner included. That way we get automatic backup recovery. If ever the power drops out we can restart later by scanning back in the last printed residue and continuing. The only remaining problem being to choose the best typeface to ensure perfect input from the OCR.
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