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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit Milestones (Message 131487)
Posted 343 days ago by Profile matzetoni
10 M! Took some time...
2) Message boards : Number crunching : 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Challenge (Message 131230)
Posted 351 days ago by Profile matzetoni
Is there a link that shows individual standings for this challenge? Could swear I saw that list somewhere but can't find it now.

You mean the one on the main page just below the timer?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Sub-project "life" expectancy (Message 130868)
Posted 366 days ago by Profile matzetoni
Good plan.
Potencial question particitans may have and to clarify: do we switch before upcoming PPS challenge starts?

It is safe and/or more accurate and/or less confusing to say PPS-Mega will become PPSE-Mega?

New PPS-Mega are about ~200 according to T5K.
New PPSE-Mega primes will be ~500 according to T5K.

Why not call them PPSE (the lowest range), PPSEr (PPS-Mega at 1M digits) and PPSEst (PPS at 1.1M digits) 8-)

4) Message boards : Generalized Fermat Prime Search : 271643232^131072 + 1 ? (Message 130706)
Posted 372 days ago by Profile matzetoni
Yes, I know the current leading edge is far away from your search range and will be reached in years. I'm just a tiny cruncher, your effort is probably a year of crunching with my setup :0, so I hope you understand that I currently want to put my GPU on a project / search range where the chances to find a new prime aren't lower, because someone already checked it before (especially because megas are so rare *.*). Of course my perspective may change in future years, as GPUs get faster / my setup gets bigger.

I also understand the temptation to run a own prime search, if one has the hardware and all of the software is freely available :)

btw the leading edge is currently around b=61M for GFN17. I think the work unit number 615629173 has not necessarily anything to do with the b value.
5) Message boards : Generalized Fermat Prime Search : 271643232^131072 + 1 ? (Message 130695)
Posted 373 days ago by Profile matzetoni
It is few compared to whole PG, but nevertheless a significant amount of computing. For me personally, knowing someone else already searched a range does really not increase my enthusiasm to run a project. So I encourage you to send the residues, if the admins are willing to do the effort to insert them into the database (when the time comes).

I'm also aware, that GPUs in 5 years will run this range in a much smaller timespan than today (but this is no point, otherwise noone of us would run any tasks ;) )
6) Message boards : Number crunching : 2019 Challenge Voting (Message 122595)
Posted 594 days ago by Profile matzetoni
PPS (not PPSE or MEGA)
GFN-17 Low
7) Message boards : Problems and Help : How do you know how many tasks you've done? (Message 122245)
Posted 603 days ago by Profile matzetoni

Dad, since it hasn't been long you have joined, the following work around might be useful.

Under Windows, there is a file named in the BOINC data folder (usually, C:\ProgramData\BOINC - it might be a hidden folder).

You can count the occurrences of llrPPSE_xxx, llrPPS_xxx and llrMEGA_xxxx in this file.

Didn't knew that, thanks!

Thx Eudy, waaay too much effort


Not that much effort.
If your working on windows, open your cmd window and go to C:\ProgramData\BOINC.
Then type and execute

find "llrMEGA_" /c

This will count the occurences of all "llrMEGA_xxx" strings for you. For me it gives the following breakdown:

PPS: 320
PPSE: 3902
MEGA: 97

Sum: 4319
On my account page it says: 4312 for combined PPS (almost...)

Maybe there are also aborted tasks included in this file? Does the account page count not yet confirmed results?
8) Message boards : General discussion : Member Poll: Is Gridcoin good or bad? (Message 121650)
Posted 612 days ago by Profile matzetoni
No opinion about them here.
Since I'm a tiny cruncher, I'm not into credits, I have no problem with the high ranking of pools/their team. They don't really affect me (besides their obvious efforts in sieving, which will help us all in searching for more primes).
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Winter Solstice Challenge preparation: Lets sieve GFN21 before the challenge! (Message 120813)
Posted 643 days ago by Profile matzetoni
And also it's a very good credit generator! I manually sieved for the first time yesterday and got 12,900 credits for about an hour of crunching.
10) Message boards : Generalized Fermat Prime Search : GFN21 GFN22 Scoreboard, post your times/hardware (Message 120529)
Posted 656 days ago by Profile matzetoni
First GFN 21 task on my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB):

GFN 21: 69,952.19 sec - 147,566.26 credits

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