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1) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 139022)
Posted 73 days ago by dlouweProject donor
Congrats everyone on getting #5!

I'm also pleased to see that I've moved up from 175th to 157th in the overall standings.

I think I'm going to keep my machines on SR5 for a few more days to pick up the gold badge, too.
2) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 138861)
Posted 78 days ago by dlouweProject donor
Progress update:

✅ Double-check any prime
☑️ Discover any prime
☑️ Discover a T5K prime
⬜ Discover a mega prime
⬜ Discover a prime in 3 different subprojects
✅ Discover any AP
⬜ Discover an AP23+
✅ All bronze active subproject badges
⬜ All silver active subproject badges
☑️ Any Turquoise badge
⬜ Any Jade badge
⬜ Any Sapphire badge

It's a little sad that I didn't it during TdP but I picked up a PPSE a few days ago to check off two boxes. I also found an SGS shortly after that, so I'm at 2/3 subprojects. Focus is now on PPS Mega and GFN-17 Mega; a find in either of those will check off my remaining prime goals, though I imagine that might be a bit of a wait!

For badges I've hit a few turquoise since my OP, and am ~30 days away from Jade in GFN. I have my slower GPU crunching PPS-SV, which may overtake GFN by the time I'm looking at Sapphire. I've also got a lil' 2-core laptop chipping away at all of my bronze subprojects to start rounding out my silver collection.
3) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 138516)
Posted 89 days ago by dlouweProject donor
I think I'm a case study in bad luck and how probabilities aren't guarantees; I ran 65-70k PPSE+GFN16 tasks during the month with only a single DC! Ah well, there's always next year!
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Tour de Primes 2020 (Message 137583)
Posted 110 days ago by dlouweProject donor
I think it's worth noting that you don't strictly want to be maximizing 1st %, but rather total 1st/day. Often increasing one will increase the other, but it's not always the case. Each 1st is a chance to be the discoverer, so if your goal is to discover primes then you should always try to make that number as high as possible.
5) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 137355)
Posted 113 days ago by dlouweProject donor
Got my GFN Turquoise :D

6) Message boards : Number crunching : The Science Cloud - donate CPU time on the cloud (Message 136880)
Posted 121 days ago by dlouweProject donor
Sometimes there are "slow" instances that most likely run more demanding workloads from other customers on the same device. In case you encounter such an instance, I suggest to shut it down using the graceful shutdown option, and recreate it.

I will be adding monitoring so this process could get automated in the future.


Thanks, I'll try that out!
7) Message boards : Number crunching : The Science Cloud - donate CPU time on the cloud (Message 136878)
Posted 121 days ago by dlouweProject donor
Thanks for creating this! It's a really easy way to get some extra computing running with very setup.

One thing I did want to report is that I'm seeing some fairly significant differences in task completion time between two seemingly identical instances. Both are 3-core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630L v2 @ 2.40GHz machines, both running only PPSE tasks with multi-threading set to 1, both set to the same PG profile.

One tends to complete in ~1950sec: https://www.primegrid.com/results.php?hostid=981889
The other in ~1450sec: https://www.primegrid.com/results.php?hostid=981853

There's some variance over time, but generally one of them simply seems to be completing about 33% faster (and accordingly, has finished about 33% more tasks over the same period of time). Do you know if there would be some reason for this? I may just shut down the slower instance to make sure my credit is used more efficiently.
8) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 136772)
Posted 123 days ago by dlouweProject donor
Thanks, all!

SGS doesn't qualify for the T5K list. PPSE, GFN16, and anything larger do qualify.


Right you are! I was running SGS for a while because I thought that, as it was shorter, it'd be quicker to turn up a prime. But I recently saw that PPSE is fairly equivalent (slightly more primes, slightly slower tasks) plus qualifies for T5K, so I'm just finishing up my gold SGS badge then switching over.
9) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 136763)
Posted 123 days ago by dlouweProject donor
I started back up on PG near the end of December, so I thought I'd give myself a checklist of things to work through in 2020.

✅ Double-check any prime
⬜ Discover any prime
⬜ Discover a T5K prime
⬜ Discover a mega prime
⬜ Discover a prime in 3 different subprojects
✅ Discover any AP
⬜ Discover an AP23+
✅ All bronze active subproject badges
⬜ All silver active subproject badges
⬜ Any Turquoise badge
⬜ Any Jade badge
⬜ Any Sapphire badge

I'm currently gearing my subproject focus towards prime likelihood and T5K (SGS/PPSE/GFN-16), so hopefully I'll be able to check those off soon

I'd be interested to know what sorts of personal goals other folks have for 2020!
10) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 136712)
Posted 124 days ago by dlouweProject donor
Warm Antarctic welcome to dlouwe! Welcome to the team!


Thanks and hello!


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