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Discovered 1 Fermat divisor321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (428,241)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (13,527)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,602,452)PSP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (25,590)SoB LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (64,434)SGS LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (37,858)TRP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (28,770)Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (21,547)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,268,579)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (65,315,631)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (77,216)TRP Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (30,429)PSA Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (960,939)
Message 138151 - Posted: 22 Feb 2020 | 7:41:46 UTC

Having been away from the team for long time I think it only fair that give an account of what has happened.

In 2012 I came in to a bit of money -- so I decided to build a good computer.

I started with 2 x Xeon E5 - 2687W CPU's 3.10 ghz ($4000.00)
2 x Kohler Water cooled heat sinks
An ASUS Twin CPU Motherboard ZPE 9 ($780.00)
4 x GTX 970 G1 GPU's
an ANTEC 1200w power supply
and lots of DDR3 RAM

Said beastie was constructed and began work on Prime Grid devouring work units. (See Swanp Gekko on my account)

Things went well for a few days the the ASUS motherboard clutched it's chest and fell dead in the middle of 32 tasks.

I have to say is was a bit put out - Nay- I was MIFTT!! (can't say what I really was)
I sulked for about a year & then bought another ASUS board (only one available for the CPU's)
THE 2014 rebuild worked great but I discovered that the MB is limited to 300W total power and the 2 x 2687's would require 330W if pushed. So no Prime Grid for me.

In 2017 I was using some high end CAD programs and the 1200W PS then decided to identify itself as a block of cheddar cheese rather than a working Power Supply.

Now I find that the older 2012 E5 2687W CPU's are out of date and not supported
(Latest is E5-2687 v4)-- I sulked for about 3 years expressing various ideas to anyone whoever would listen, about what souuld be done to INTEL, Bill Gates, ASUS and any one else causing me grief.

Skip forward to 2020 - I have discovered a supply of redundant INTEL MB's that support the older 2687's. Now I am in possession of an INTEL S2600IP Server Board. I fitted the MB and fired it all up useing the old 1200W PS and the MB beeped & squeeked a code that, when interpreted, indicates that the 1200 PS still thinks it is a block of cheese.
FINALLy!!! - I have something on my side that agrees with me.

I am currently working with my new found friend (S2600IP) via a lot of beeps & squeeks to construct a workable PC.

I will keep you posted.

PS

I have been looking in my spare part boxes --
I have 4 x GTX560's
4 x GTX 970 G1 GPU's
A various assortments od 9800 Gtx's

Are any of these GPU's still relevent today?

I will post a few photos of the beastie when I remember how to do it
(I think we had to post photos on FLIKER then bring them back?)

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Discovered the World's First base 116 Generalized Cullen prime!!!Discovered 26 mega primesEliminated 7 conjecture "k"sDiscovered 1 Sophie Germain pairDiscovered 2 Fermat divisors2012 Tour de Primes highest prime count2012 Tour de Primes most Mountain Stage primes2015 Tour de Primes highest prime count2016 Tour de Primes highest prime countFound 23 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de Primes Mountain Stage2019 Tour de Primes highest prime countFound 22 primes in the 2019 Tour de Primes2020 Tour de Primes highest prime scoreFound 21 primes in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 4 mega primes in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (201,403,028)Cullen LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (188,339,206)ESP LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (203,249,784)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (109,580,172)PPS LLR Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (647,115,820)PSP LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (126,982,721)SoB LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (135,747,083)SR5 LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (214,194,272)SGS LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (200,731,695)TPS LLR (retired) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (235,439)TRP LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (201,215,056)Woodall LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,447,725)321 Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (235,451,253)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (83,794,448)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (285,139,652)PPS Sieve Double Ruby: Earned 2,000,000,000 credits (2,728,039,937)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (203,523,358)TRP Sieve (suspended) Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (201,489,157)AP 26/27 Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (385,720,907)GFN Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,984,821,252)PSA Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (259,058,048)
Message 138161 - Posted: 22 Feb 2020 | 12:43:09 UTC - in response to Message 138151.


PS

I have been looking in my spare part boxes --
I have 4 x GTX560's
4 x GTX 970 G1 GPU's
A various assortments od 9800 Gtx's

Are any of these GPU's still relevent today?




9800 GTX GPUs are really ancient and not worth the power. They will run PPS sieve just fine. They will not run AP27 (not enough memory), and I don't think they will run the GFN work due to their older OCL version.

GTX560 cards will run PPS sieve and GFN. They will not have enough memory for AP27. They will be a bit slow and power hungry, but they can be useful on PPS sieve and smaller GFN...unlikely to find a prime against faster cards, but will get you credit on each.

GTX970 cards will do fine on all our GPU sub-projects. They run about the same speed as a GTX 1060 3GB or GTX 1650. Not the fastest, but certainly adequate for our current work.

Also, FYI, even the older E5-2687 CPUs can do work well and fast on our LLR projects as we now can multi-thread tasks (i.e., running 1 task across multiple CPU cores). There are other threads on the forum that deal with how to properly do that, but the settings for it are now on your project preferences page.

Good luck getting things fully back up and running.

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321 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (68,843)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (122,752)ESP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (174,782)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (75,592)PPS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (341,786)SR5 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (111,229)SGS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (104,773)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (313,913)Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (41,104)321 Sieve Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (301,893)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (56,248)PPS Sieve Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (40,452)GFN Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (162,334)
Message 138270 - Posted: 24 Feb 2020 | 17:20:19 UTC

I still reckon you were in prison.

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Found 2 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,250,029)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,026,008)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,098,225)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,127,156)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (16,422,575)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,117,327)SoB LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,319,493)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,093,822)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,012,543)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,050,008)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,062,520)321 Sieve Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (102,500,323)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,500,349)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (243,349,119)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (14,516,062)TRP Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,329,228)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,307,989)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (79,313,766)PSA Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (116,531,700)
Message 138306 - Posted: 25 Feb 2020 | 15:38:50 UTC
Last modified: 25 Feb 2020 | 15:40:14 UTC

I went through a similar heartache just last week when my i7 6700k went to heaven to meet its maker. Along with the CPU, the motherboard died as well.

I checked locally for a new board but no luck. I checked a very good supplier in Germany whom I have used in the past and again no luck. On to eBay and nothing new but some overpriced used boards. All of this in relation to the MSI H110M Pro-VD which I prefer since it allows me to clone disks from one system for use on another given the parity of the motherboard (aforementioned model) and CPU's (all SkyLakes).

For the price of a used mobo and i7 6700k, I can get a brand new i7 8700k. The system for it is totally built and available with the CPU being the only outstanding item. As a result, I am actively looking on eBay for a good deal on a new i7 8700k.

I cringe at the thought that my existing three SkyLake systems may have a problem in the future for the aforementioned reasons. I realize it is a reflection of progress being made but it really sucks not being able to get a new mobo which was readily available just 12-18 months ago.

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Discovered 1 Fermat divisor321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (428,241)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (13,527)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,602,452)PSP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (25,590)SoB LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (64,434)SGS LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (37,858)TRP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (28,770)Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (21,547)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,268,579)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (65,315,631)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (77,216)TRP Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (30,429)PSA Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (960,939)
Message 138337 - Posted: 26 Feb 2020 | 9:12:04 UTC - in response to Message 138270.

I still reckon you were in prison.


Garbage truck arrives -- Hey Mate Where's ya bin?

Mate- I bin visiting my cousin in Townsville

Garbage Truck -- No -Where's ya wheelie Bin?

Well -- I wheelie bin in jail but I bin tell every one that I visit my cousin in Townsville.

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Discovered 1 Fermat divisor321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (428,241)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (13,527)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,602,452)PSP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (25,590)SoB LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (64,434)SGS LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (37,858)TRP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (28,770)Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (21,547)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,268,579)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (65,315,631)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (77,216)TRP Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (30,429)PSA Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (960,939)
Message 138338 - Posted: 26 Feb 2020 | 9:46:33 UTC - in response to Message 138306.

I went through a similar heartache just last week when my i7 6700k went to heaven to meet its maker. Along with the CPU, the motherboard died as well.

I checked locally for a new board but no luck. I checked a very good supplier in Germany whom I have used in the past and again no luck. On to eBay and nothing new but some overpriced used boards. All of this in relation to the MSI H110M Pro-VD which I prefer since it allows me to clone disks from one system for use on another given the parity of the motherboard (aforementioned model) and CPU's (all SkyLakes).

For the price of a used mobo and i7 6700k, I can get a brand new i7 8700k. The system for it is totally built and available with the CPU being the only outstanding item. As a result, I am actively looking on eBay for a good deal on a new i7 8700k.

I cringe at the thought that my existing three SkyLake systems may have a problem in the future for the aforementioned reasons. I realize it is a reflection of progress being made but it really sucks not being able to get a new mobo which was readily available just 12-18 months ago.


Yeah -- I am EBAY hunting as we speak -- Finally! I have my PSU on the way -- Will take a couple of weeks but with luck I might get 2 of these dual CPU xeons going (4 x 16 cores) -- thats 64 cores -- I just don't want to pay too much for used shit.

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Message 138341 - Posted: 26 Feb 2020 | 11:52:56 UTC - in response to Message 138337.

I still reckon you were in prison.


Garbage truck arrives -- Hey Mate Where's ya bin?

Mate- I bin visiting my cousin in Townsville

Garbage Truck -- No -Where's ya wheelie Bin?

Well -- I wheelie bin in jail but I bin tell every one that I visit my cousin in Townsville.



Either way I am really pleased you are back.

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