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Old 2003-06-20, 21:38   #1
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I was thinking we could use it to make a big bank account and buy some supercomputers to help speed it up.

http://www.cray.com/products/systems/x1/
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Old 2003-06-21, 01:31   #2
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Gotta love them Cray's :D :D
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Old 2003-06-21, 08:40   #3
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I notice that there isn't a price tag! :D

I wonder what they start @ and go upto? :idea:
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Old 2003-06-21, 11:38   #4
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U.S. list pricing starts at about $2.5 million.
http://www.cray.com/news/0211/x1announce.html

EDIT:
for that kind of money, you could buy 2,500 pentium 4 at $1000 each. I wonder which would be more efficient? My bet goes to the pentiums...
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Old 2003-06-21, 12:26   #5
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You can get a dedicated P4 cruncher for around 350 so make that around 7,000 machines :)

Our best bet would be to convince Michael Dell to include Prime95 in all Dell's and then when people setup their computer it could ask them about doing Distributed Projects, even if only a few percent did it, it would be a massive increase
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Old 2003-06-21, 23:51   #6
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Our very best bet would be to convince Microsoft to include it in their next operating system...
and the only option to say 'no thanks' would be to change some obscure value in the registry
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Old 2003-06-22, 10:14   #7
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The next best way wouild be to produce a client with a pretty screensaver that uses a lot of cycles to produce this prettyness ;)
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Old 2003-06-22, 18:34   #8
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Maybe someone could e-mail Bill Gates. You could do it for Linux too because people change it anyway. Also my computer wouldn't work and I tried to fix it on another forum but I couldn't figure it out so maybe you could continue from where I got. The X-1 is a collection of 16 of their old supercomputers as they state in their online video. They even say "Hi Efficiency" on the second website.

http://boards.gameshark.com/message.asp?topic=12099783&replies=10

http://136.162.32.160/company/video/

We could do advertising on this or another site and maybe make money that way for GIMPS as well as PayPal.
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Old 2003-06-25, 01:44   #9
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What about my computer? The link's up there. Also, how should GIMPS get money? We'd have to save some money for prizes too.

In the last reply with the "this" link the "take over the computer" thing that Complex33 mentioned at the end was interesting and we should consider applying it.

Perhaps some people could volunteer for a multiple machine Prime95 version?
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Old 2003-06-26, 00:22   #10
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Please reply to my previous post in this topic! If you don't, I'll get a million dancing bananas! There!

Also I just thought up a 3+2(n) that is supposed to represent primes except when n is 4, then going up by 5 in the n, then a decreased increase to four higher, then 3, etc.

I just saw you said about GIMPS in the news, and I saw UD, another DC project, in the newspaper so that's some hope.
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Old 2003-06-26, 00:55   #11
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As clowns789 points out, many of the posts in this thread were way off-topic. I've split them out into a new thread called "Ideas for a novice GIMPS client".

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