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1) Message boards : Aggie The Pew message board (Message 122426)
Posted 3 days ago by Scott BrownProject donor
TimT wrote:


finally! this one seems to have taken an eternity... short tasks, but tons of them...

now -- onward to turn something else green!

Great, congrats !
At 40 credits per task, it does take forever

Because there's no bonus. Makes me wonder if I should make progress on mine soon to say 4M.


Well, I've done a little over 4.5 million of these tests, and I think they are worth it. Best place to find a twin prime, and I even got a rare SG pair (not to mention a few hundred primes along the way). It takes patience, but the SGS search can pay off with some truly rare finds!

2) Message boards : Aggie The Pew message board (Message 122312)
Posted 6 days ago by Scott BrownProject donor




Number 17 shield complete...one more to go.

3) Message boards : Number crunching : Badges III (Message 122311)
Posted 6 days ago by Scott BrownProject donor


4) Message boards : General discussion : Curious Activity (Message 122300)
Posted 6 days ago by Scott BrownProject donor
Incidently Mike, I've only 9600 posts till my shut up badge! Do you want to save yourself the pain and give it to me now? :)))))


My bet is that Mike turns that badge from bronze to silver before you make it to the shut up level! :)


5) Message boards : AP26 - AP27 Search : AP27 CPU Time results (Message 122133)
Posted 9 days ago by Scott BrownProject donor
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1650 v3 @ 3.50GHz (6 core Haswell)
61,707 seconds (running one unit on each of six cores)

EDIT: For reference, that is about 25% the speed of a single GTX 1060 6GB GPU (i.e., one would need 24 such CPU cores to match the daily output of a single GTX 1060).


EDIT #2: Adding a couple of additional CPUs here as they come in...

Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1620 v3 @ 3.50GHz (4 core Haswell)
71,745 seconds (running one unit on each of four cores)

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz (4 core Haswell)
72,209 seconds (running one unit on each of four cores)

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (4 core Sandy Bridge)
80,338 seconds (running one unit on each of four cores)

Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 @ 3.40GHz (4 core Sandy Bridge)
82,734 seconds (running one unit on each of four cores)

Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5677 @ 3.47GHz (4 core first-generation i7-9xx equivalent Xeon)
93,835 seconds (running one unit on each of four cores)
*Note: this CPU has a larger cache than a comparable i7.*
6) Message boards : Aggie The Pew message board (Message 122125)
Posted 9 days ago by Scott BrownProject donor


Welcome aboard!


7) Message boards : Aggie The Pew message board (Message 122096)
Posted 9 days ago by Scott BrownProject donor

Something just feels wrong about gaining the luck of the Irish by becoming Scottish! :P


8) Message boards : Number crunching : New PrimeGrid Policy - Monetization of BOINC credit (Message 122051)
Posted 10 days ago by Scott BrownProject donor
Agreed. I just saw this a few moments ago on my BOINC notices. Very disappointing. I'm here for the science, too. I can't put into words how awful it feels to be considered some greedy miscreant simply because I'm on the Gridcoin team. Consider the fact that it costs thousands of dollars to build specific machines with numerous gpu cards just to crunch scientific projects. This doesn't even count the kilowatt hours of electricity over the years. I do this because I've got extra money to spend and I'm a big nerd. This was never about making money on the projects. I've just removed PrimeGrid from all of my machines. I think your project is worthy and I wish you all the luck in the world. I just don't want to participate in a project where the politics of greed is in question. Good bye.



I am sorry to see you go, and I wish you the best of luck as you move on to other projects. Please note, however, that no members of PG admin have stated anywhere that Gridcoin team members are "greedy miscreants". The Gridcoin team and its members are welcome at PG for as long as they prefer to crunch here, as are members of any other teams or non-team independent crunchers. We simply will no longer be exporting statistics to groups for the purpose of monetizing credits.

9) Message boards : Number crunching : New PrimeGrid Policy - Monetization of BOINC credit (Message 122050)
Posted 10 days ago by Scott BrownProject donor
So in the first post, post Message 121859 it is saying that the decision is over monetization of the project, and worrying about cheating.

In post Message 122031 it seems to be clear this was a problem over the way GC hit the servers hard like a DOS attack when getting statistics. Seems like there was enough time given to fix the issue, but it was not fixed. So the best way to fix the issue is to have GC not use PG as a project then they will not need the stats, problem solved...



I would ask that you read the posts a bit more carefully. Mike's comments regarding the DDOS and responses were to show evidence of his patience when dealing with this matter to counter the claim of his supposed hatred for GRC.

To be clear, the DDOS matter was not related directly to the discussions leading to this decision. The discussion regarding monetizing credit and its potential effects have happened among admin for some time (although often interrupted by other more pressing matters). If anything, The DDOS was merely a conduit to bring this issue back to the admin group overall.

10) Message boards : AP26 - AP27 Search : TightVNC and AP (Message 121939)
Posted 10 days ago by Scott BrownProject donor

I don't run TightVNC, but my guess would be that the server installation is turning off some running services in Windows that impact processing (or replacing them with services that have a smaller footprint).




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