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1) Message boards : Number crunching : 2018 Tour de Primes (Message 114838)
Posted 7 days ago by recoil44
Ok maybe I'm paranoid, but I fear theres Bollox going on here.
http://www.primegrid.com/workunit.php?wuid=555538405
Now Anonymous is doing the same thing. Going to leave if this messing continues. Spoiling the whole thing. Mistake? maybe. Looks like a pattern to me.

Not to reignite this but if you look at the machine you were referring to with the (as of now 146 aborted tasks) and look at the first 100 valid tasks you'll see that only 5 of them are 1st. So, no shenanigans for that one.
Once TdP is over start looking at the wingmen on your "been pending for a month" tasks and you'll find similar things, computers with hundreds of timed-out and/or aborted tasks.
2) Message boards : Problems and Help : Win 10 64 bit BSOD within an hour. (Message 114801)
Posted 8 days ago by recoil44
How's the temps?
Since you're running both CPU and GPU, try running only GPU and then only CPU to see if it only crashes on one or the other.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : 2018 Tour de Primes (Message 114787)
Posted 8 days ago by recoil44
The thing that really annoys me is that the current system rewards one fast computer over 100 slower computers.

According to my results it would only take 14 (13.85) "i7 Q720 @1.6GHz" laptops to beat one "i7 4770K @4.2GHz" desktop in number of 1st in PPS MEGA, and only 9 (8.3) for PPSE.

That laptop is getting about 32% in MEGA and 44% in PPSE using -t 4 which I now realize I need to review because many of those "wins" are by hours.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : 2018 Tour de Primes (Message 114569)
Posted 12 days ago by recoil44
There's at least two primes from today still in the pipeline, as well as two from yesterday.

Just as I'm reminding myself that I've only found 1 prime in the last 500 days and I don't need to be checking every half-hour "Just in case".
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Definitive Settings for Multithreading + GPU (Message 114417)
Posted 14 days ago by recoil44
Are you maybe running with Turbo Boost (TB) ON? My 4770k reaches 80℃ too if TB is ON. Temps are lower (60-65℃) if TB is off.

The stock Turbo Boost will only run on one core during single threaded applications. I've got my CPU overclocked @ 4.2 for all cores. That's about the most I can do running PrimeGrid. When the warmer weather comes around I'll have to drop it down to 4.0. Running other projects I can crank it up to 4.6 but I run PG more than anything else so I don't bother switching back and forth.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : 2018 Tour de Primes (Message 114407)
Posted 14 days ago by recoil44
It's done. Fantastic idea. Everyone will love this.


I didn't think it would be that big of a deal but I was wrong, this is great information.

Thank you composite for the idea and Michael for the implementation.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Definitive Settings for Multithreading + GPU (Message 114403)
Posted 14 days ago by recoil44
I got these times for PPSE without running GPU before the TdP.

4x 1t 378s
2x 2t 581s
1x 4t 700s

I lose 53.7% in throughput running 4x 1t and 39.8% running 2x 2t, if I'm not wrong.


Those times are backwards. "-1t" one thread per task (4 simultaneous tasks) will be your slowest time per task but will do the most amount of tasks per day.
"-4t" 4 threads per task (1 task at a time) will be the fastest time per task but do the least amount of tasks per day.

I also have a 4770K and I'm running -2t (ave time around 546s right now). Running this because of an 8-10C temp increase on the CPU if I run -1t. 2 at a time keeps me mostly under 80C.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Most badges awarded for a single prime (Message 114367)
Posted 15 days ago by recoil44
I have not earned any of the new badges. This had me thinking about what would be the most badges I could get for a single prime.
Finding a GFN-21 prime during the TdP Mountain Stage could theoretically award me the following badges:



I know there are several that can match that number but is there any possibility of a find that could yield more badges?
9) Message boards : Problems and Help : No new tasks for NVIDIA GPU (Message 114155)
Posted 18 days ago by recoil44
but I still can't get any work for GPU from PrimeGrid. GPU tasks from einstein@home work fine.

In the past I have had PrimGrid GFN tasks blocked by my anti-virus software. It would be a quick and easy check to see if that's your issue - turn off or disable your AV and issue an update from the BOINC projects tab.
10) Message boards : General discussion : Unread post indicator (Message 113753)
Posted 26 days ago by recoil44
Awesome! Many thanks Michael.


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