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Iain BethuneProject donor
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Posts: 1588
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Credit: 194,056,043
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321 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (597,175)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,355,381)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,048,594)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,564,412)PPS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,025,115)PSP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (28,367,849)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (16,215,329)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,189,992)SGS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,244,067)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,169,405)Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,070,956)321 Sieve Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (20,003)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (200,371)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,645,025)PPS Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,536,532)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,017,144)TRP Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (554,946)AP 26/27 Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,577,848)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (97,047,976)PSA Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,606,694)
Message 38320 - Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | 10:41:55 UTC

Hi all,

I was investigating the Amazon EC2 Cloud computing platform for work, and spotted that they have a 'free tier' http://aws.amazon.com/free/ which allows a single 'micro' virtual machine to run for a year without any charge! I've set up a Linux instance and installed prpnet (tis a bit of a pain as you need to install g++ and build the p7zip tool yourself to unzip the prpnet package), and it appears to be running great.

Currently it's taking in the region of 5-6 mins per test on the PPSELow port - which is not surprising since some benchmarks indicate that a micro instance gives you about 1/3 of a Core 2 Harpertown core.

In any case, I don't see anything in the terms of use that prohibits running CPU-intensive applications on EC2, and I'll be keeping an eye on my account page to make sure I'm not running up any unexpected charges, but it looks like you should get around 240 tests per day, which is a nice little booster...

Feel free to try it (but don't complain to me if you run up a charge on credit card :)

- Iain
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Discovered 2 mega primesFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 12 primes in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,244,909)Cullen LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,194,451)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,174,327)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,028,260)PPS LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (61,072,468)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,151,448)SoB LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,014,268)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (14,871,275)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,860,522)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,130,742)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,419,909)321 Sieve Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,538,236)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (127,922,665)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (30,984,158)PPS Sieve Double Ruby: Earned 2,000,000,000 credits (2,840,173,136)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,134,964)TRP Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,013,696)AP 26/27 Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (276,723,135)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (323,467,712)PSA Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,370,700,486)
Message 38323 - Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | 12:09:51 UTC

Wow you seem to find the most interesting and amazing things!
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Iain BethuneProject donor
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Credit: 194,056,043
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321 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (597,175)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,355,381)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,048,594)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,564,412)PPS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,025,115)PSP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (28,367,849)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (16,215,329)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,189,992)SGS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,244,067)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,169,405)Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,070,956)321 Sieve Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (20,003)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (200,371)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,645,025)PPS Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,536,532)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,017,144)TRP Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (554,946)AP 26/27 Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,577,848)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (97,047,976)PSA Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,606,694)
Message 38330 - Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | 13:35:30 UTC - in response to Message 38323.

Wow you seem to find the most interesting and amazing things!


That's one of the reasons I like my job. Oh and the fact that I get to play with HECToR, which is the most powerful supercomputer in the UK and currently 24th fastest in the world. Unfortunately I'm not at liberty to run PG on it :)

- Iain
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3073428256125*2^1290000-1 is Prime!

Profile Mark DoomProject donor
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Credit: 132,563,921
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Discovered 1 Fermat divisor321 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,044,451)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,012,570)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,818,774)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (123,174)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (18,119,601)SR5 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (519,595)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,292,019)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,552,511)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (296,881)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,218,011)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (63,008,001)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (884,469)TRP Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,608,252)GFN Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,987,564)PSA Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,077,926)
Message 38336 - Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | 15:50:09 UTC - in response to Message 38330.

Unfortunately I'm not at liberty to run PG on it :)


you may not have the liberty / freedom to run PG on it.. but you didn't say you weren't capable of running PG on it ;-)

Nothing like sneaking a few CPU cycles for ATP here or there... :-D

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321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (346,575)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (119,890)PPS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,149,242)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (161,710)SoB LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (13,000)SGS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (633,326)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (224,572)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (275,235)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,879,611)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (27,663,307)GFN Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (638,284)PSA Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,600,255)
Message 38342 - Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | 16:42:29 UTC - in response to Message 38323.

Wow you seem to find the most interesting and amazing things!


Indeed. Nice find Iain.

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