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321 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,037,455)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,017,956)ESP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,010,693)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,167,921)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,000,222)PSP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,018,516)SoB LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,072,587)SR5 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,000,484)SGS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,781,781)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,004,720)Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,013,332)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,014,922)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,101,470)PPS Sieve Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,344,557)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (715,073)TRP Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (630,833)AP 26/27 Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (96,486,195)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (40,399,296)WW Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,100,000)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,047,861)
Message 148620 - Posted: 13 Feb 2021 | 17:07:54 UTC

The directions say that the machineid=clientID and it is assumed that the clientID will be set to the same as the Boinc computer name...but is it a requirement?

Basically I am wondering if the clientID is used behind the scenes to do some matchmaking. I believe that the userID and email are all that are needed to match my PRP work to my Boinc account. If the clientID is not used, can I set the clientID to anything I would like? And can I set different instances on the same physical machine to different clientIDs (but keeping the INSTANCE_ID as set up when first installed)?

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Discovered 1 mega primeFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2018 Tour de Primes321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,046,192)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,026,465)ESP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,053,710)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,221,569)PPS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,879,274)PSP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,587,883)SoB LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,305,993)SR5 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,023,467)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,682,790)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,121,859)Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,686,633)321 Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,000,211)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,000,420)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (22,440,747)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,526,311)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (54,814,831)WW Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (50,172,000)PSA Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,070,245)
Message 148621 - Posted: 13 Feb 2021 | 17:31:12 UTC - in response to Message 148620.

I believe if you have two prpclients running with the same machineid and instanceid, there could be an issue. Otherwise, machineid and instanceid don't matter. Just be sure the email and userID are valid, or you won't get PSA credit for it.

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The "Shut up already!" badge:  This loud mouth has mansplained on the forums over 10 thousand times!  Sheesh!!!Discovered the World's First GFN-19 prime!!!Discovered 2 mega primesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2022 Tour de Primes Mountain Stage321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,638,389)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,038,114)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,177,890)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,094,541)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,642,050)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,956,186)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (36,067,618)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,645,567)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,037,630)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,084,329)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,032,821)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,061,196)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,170,256)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,059,304)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (22,885,121)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,035,522)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,051,121)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,902,645)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (92,455,703)WW Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (65,888,000)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,445,029)
Message 148622 - Posted: 13 Feb 2021 | 17:57:04 UTC - in response to Message 148620.

The directions say that the machineid=clientID and it is assumed that the clientID will be set to the same as the Boinc computer name...but is it a requirement?

Basically I am wondering if the clientID is used behind the scenes to do some matchmaking. I believe that the userID and email are all that are needed to match my PRP work to my Boinc account. If the clientID is not used, can I set the clientID to anything I would like? And can I set different instances on the same physical machine to different clientIDs (but keeping the INSTANCE_ID as set up when first installed)?


Machine ID is the machine name, and you can set it to whatever you like. If you're running more than one computer, and you find a prime, and we ask you for the details of the computer that found the prime, this is how you know which computer it is. We do not compare this to anything on boinc.

Instance ID is for multi-core computers (which, today, is all computers, but this was not true in the past), where you're running multiple instances of the PRPNet client on one computer, e.g., one instance per core. This identifies once instance of the client from another. If you use the normal setup script (e.g., 4-quad-install-prpclient.bat), this should be set for you and you should never need to change it.

For credit purposes, we need to match your PRPNet tasks to your BOINC ID. We do this by matching the email address in the PRPNet setup to the email address in your BOINC user account.

If you neglect to enter your email address in the PRPNet configuration file (especially if you also neglect to enter a user name!) we may not be able to figure out your BOINC account, and without an email address, we have no way to contact you. When this happens, no credit is awarded.


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