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1) Message boards : Generalized Fermat Prime Search : GeneferOpenCL for ATI: How much interest is there? (Message 54779)
Posted 3528 days ago by terencewee*
As explained to me by Michael Goetz:

Technically, no, this could be done with single precision, but the FFT size would be at least twice as big (maybe more than that since the mantissa in single precision is LESS than half the size of the mantissa in double precision), so the FFTs would be a lot slower.




The current ATI-OpenCL plan is to continue to use DP.
2) Message boards : Generalized Fermat Prime Search : "GFN World Record" is wasting much time and much WU's (Message 53475)
Posted 3553 days ago by terencewee*
I wish I could get errors in GFN, with a 32 bit windows and AMD GPU I cannot even try for a badge in these without buying a new computer.

Will 32 bit or ATI versions ever be available? I doubt it, it is not worth writing them.

I will have to wait for the tax refund!



Don't despair - hopefully there will be progress during the coming 2-4 weeks.

Keep your 5x00 AMD GPU & 32bit Windows, it'll be useful.

--
terencewee*
Sicituradastra.
3) Message boards : Generalized Fermat Prime Search : GeneferOpenCL for ATI: How much interest is there? (Message 53104)
Posted 3563 days ago by terencewee*
@Robert:

We know.

Lots of 7970 - mad credits over at DTRG. :)
4) Message boards : Generalized Fermat Prime Search : GeneferOpenCL for ATI: How much interest is there? (Message 53041)
Posted 3564 days ago by terencewee*
2x 5850 awaiting GeneferOpenCL.

Will be adding 7970 when Ivy becomes available locally; hopefully 2 more weeks.

All the best.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : The Dog Days of Summer Challenge (Message 39624)
Posted 3796 days ago by terencewee*
Well it sure was a nice try, but stats are down again.


Last valid stats:

PGC-2011_06-Team-2011-08-27-18-36-41.pdf


PGC-2011_06-Users-2011-08-27-19-10-12.pdf

Credits to quel.

terencewee*
Sicituradastra.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : The Dog Days of Summer Challenge (Message 39595)
Posted 3796 days ago by terencewee*
@Ian Smith:
If there is nothing can be done to provide a half-way stat update - I'm another one OK to wait till the end of the challenge to see how we did. I'm sure our responsible and tireless host is doing all they can.



@Pooh Bear 27:
I agree to almost all that you put forth. :-)

But the numbers do mean something to me:

The stats will tell me whether I'm right not to get SandyBrige but to wait for IvyBrige. (I have weak CPUs :-) )

How is my contribution compared to others within the project when everyone goes all out?

Who is ahead of me and how are they set up (when not hidden)?

Do I fire up another few cores to reach my initial set goals?

Can I pro-actively ensure I get into top-100 to grab individual challenge points?

I would like the satisfaction to be in the PG Official 2011 Challenge Series.

The numbers will clear up a few of my questions (post-challenge, not pushing) and allowing me to re-act (during-challenge, no regrets).



I am proud to crunch for PG, for the fun and with purpose. That could be just me... :-)

Anyhow, I'm very glad that the host is offering a glass of water.

Thank you, Lennart.



terencewee*
Sicituradastra.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : The Dog Days of Summer Challenge (Message 39570)
Posted 3796 days ago by terencewee*
this is call babysitting - I babysat for 2hours at the start of challenge thinking the situation will improve - it didn't.

I continued babysitting and posting here, team forum, reading Ars, etc. for about 4hrs before I go to bed.

it's ok if you got a single cruncher, but when you got multiple crunchers... it's quite bad.

We are almost at the half-way point of this challenge, PG as the host need to provide at minimum a stats update.

sorry... I'm hypnotized by team captain.

terencewee*
Sicituradastra.

edit: 680 of us participants would like to know how we are doing.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : The Dog Days of Summer Challenge (Message 39551)
Posted 3796 days ago by terencewee*
@AriZonaFan*:

Google Translate is our friend. :-P~~~

In English:
As always in short jobs get full garbage. Organization of this Challenge absolute fail! By Benin mom lost all desire to participate in such competitions!


The Chinese translation is more entertaining:
由于在短作业总是充满垃圾。组织这一挑战绝对失败!贝宁妈妈失去了所有希望参加这样的比赛!


terencewee*
Sicituradastra.

edit: @BiBi: You beat me to it! :D
9) Message boards : Number crunching : The Dog Days of Summer Challenge (Message 39541)
Posted 3796 days ago by terencewee*
I would like to thank our host of this challenge - Thank You!

40 WUs made a difference - woke up to fed cores, all crunchers.

Stats update frequency @15mins intervals are less important - feeding us WUs is.

Longer intervals of an hour or three would be appreciated but not necessary. This will allow participants to know how we are doing and react accordingly.

Thank you again.

terencewee*
Sicituradastra.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : The Dog Days of Summer Challenge (Message 39540)
Posted 3796 days ago by terencewee*
That makes sense, no validation means no new points, no new points means it's pointless (-.-) to update stats ;)


Validation points = PG PPS-LLR sub-project points.

Challenge points are awarded separately; unless WUs are invalid - in this case you don't get challenge points.

terencewee*
Sicituradastra.


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