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Profile AOEynesProject donor
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Credit: 86,032,502
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321 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (534,137)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (19,043)ESP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (11,400)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (525,291)PPS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (198,223)PSP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (712,541)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (222,772)SR5 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (222,854)SGS LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (11,615)TRP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (17,489)Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (41,758)321 Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (34,763)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (173,671)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (26,947,774)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (46,951,359)GFN Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,339,811)WW Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,068,000)
Message 151124 - Posted: 13 Aug 2021 | 17:24:50 UTC


Hello, I just wondered. How many participants does a challenge normally draw? And does the project focus give an additional benefit computewise?

I myself try to participate in most of these, somehow thinking that perhaps some computerpower will rub off from the big ones onto mine.

Thank you.

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Credit: 8,091,486,232
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Discovered 14 mega primesFound 12 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 6 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 7 primes in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 2 mega primes in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de Primes Mountain StageFound 16 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 2 mega primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2021 Tour de Primes Mountain StageFound 8 primes in the 2022 Tour de PrimesFound 3 mega primes in the 2022 Tour de Primes321 LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (111,955,390)Cullen LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (95,847,771)ESP LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (70,344,524)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,885,195)PPS LLR Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (333,980,257)PSP LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (141,359,809)SoB LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (120,977,420)SR5 LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (161,762,980)SGS LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (123,287,750)TPS LLR (retired) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (76,266)TRP LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (111,568,199)Woodall LLR Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (102,333,560)321 Sieve (suspended) Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (205,512,337)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (35,459,921)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (103,015,099)PPS Sieve Double Ruby: Earned 2,000,000,000 credits (3,719,029,970)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,101,054)TRP Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (25,930,215)AP 26/27 Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (523,338,200)GFN Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (961,368,865)WW Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (929,896,000)PSA Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (102,345,581)
Message 151129 - Posted: 14 Aug 2021 | 5:42:22 UTC

I find it focuses my attention on that sub-project for a short but defined period of time. Otherwise I can find myself jumping from project to project without discipline.

It also gets me spending up big on The Science Cloud which is a good thing for the project as there is a ton of computing power available for hire.
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Discovered 1 mega prime321 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (652,718)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (221,150)ESP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (517,207)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,021,028)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,553,662)PSP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (616,940)SoB LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (533,625)SR5 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (512,697)SGS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (726,147)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (342,494)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (144,022)321 Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (506,814)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (30,033)PPS Sieve Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,566,518)AP 26/27 Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,243,865)GFN Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,892,263)WW Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (15,436,000)PSA Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (373,034)
Message 151130 - Posted: 14 Aug 2021 | 5:46:38 UTC - in response to Message 151124.


Hello, I just wondered. How many participants does a challenge normally draw? And does the project focus give an additional benefit computewise?

I myself try to participate in most of these, somehow thinking that perhaps some computerpower will rub off from the big ones onto mine.

Thank you.

Participants range from 300-600, normally it is inversely proportional to the length of challenge project tasks. eg. SGS challenge draws more participants.

The project received a substantial boost in progress as users focus their power on it.

I do have some luck during challenges of getting primes, and it is more the optimization of my computing power that I have for me, since I usually just put BOINC as a set-and-leave application on my computer and pursue my credit goals.
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Discovered 2 mega primesFound 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2021 Tour de Primes321 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,187,213)Cullen LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,291,013)ESP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,151,976)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,199,207)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (27,091,643)PSP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,476,639)SoB LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,432,091)SR5 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,137,603)SGS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,462,951)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,574,163)Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,001,901)321 Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,119,749)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,005,331)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (87,521,273)AP 26/27 Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,120,852)GFN Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (104,992,890)WW Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (104,012,000)PSA Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,059,222)
Message 151132 - Posted: 14 Aug 2021 | 13:43:12 UTC - in response to Message 151124.


Hello, I just wondered. How many participants does a challenge normally draw?
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In case it helps, I made this PrimeGrid Challenge Series Summary.
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Profile AOEynesProject donor
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Credit: 86,032,502
RAC: 136,612
321 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (534,137)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (19,043)ESP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (11,400)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (525,291)PPS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (198,223)PSP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (712,541)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (222,772)SR5 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (222,854)SGS LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (11,615)TRP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (17,489)Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (41,758)321 Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (34,763)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (173,671)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (26,947,774)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (46,951,359)GFN Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,339,811)WW Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,068,000)
Message 151136 - Posted: 14 Aug 2021 | 21:46:59 UTC - in response to Message 151132.

Very impressing results! I had no idea that hundreds of millions points was earned during a single challenge.

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