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1) Message boards : Storm message board (Message 136343)
Posted 4 days ago by Kellen
I'm really hoping that it drops before the end of the month. With February being a time where many people focus on PPSE tasks I think a lot of the computing power will disappear from GFN-16 Mega, plus; the suspense is killing me. I can't wait to see that prime show up on T5K :D


Absolutely. at this stage I don't care who finds it, even someone with 5 tasks will do 😉


Ha! Totally agreed!
2) Message boards : Generalized Fermat Prime Search : GFN-14 Consecutive Primes Hunt Season is open! (Message 136342)
Posted 4 days ago by Kellen
3-4 power users should coordinate their efforts (like "a week of GFN-13")


I really like the sound of this Stream!

Right now there are approximately 16,000,000 candidates remaining, which is 32,000,000 tasks.

I can complete about 120,000 GFN-13 tasks per day, but this is much less than some of the more powerful users (taking a look at individuals' computers there are some users with the capability of completing over 200,000 tasks per day), however it would be adequate to make up the difference between the most powerful and second-most-powerful users, so that no one would be waiting for a doublechecker.

I think that the most important components to make something like this work would be co-ordination and commitment so, after January 26th (when I will finish the last manual sieving reservation that I presently have, to which most of my PCs are dedicated), I am willing to fully dedicate all resources to GFN-13 (even through TdP if others want). If anyone would like to do this as well, just let me/us know when you plan to switch everything over and we can work together to finish GFN-13 off quickly and smoothly :)
3) Message boards : Storm message board (Message 136340)
Posted 4 days ago by Kellen
I'm really hoping that it drops before the end of the month. With February being a time where many people focus on PPSE tasks I think a lot of the computing power will disappear from GFN-16 Mega, plus; the suspense is killing me. I can't wait to see that prime show up on T5K :D
4) Message boards : Storm message board (Message 136339)
Posted 4 days ago by Kellen
As I get older though the computers are about the only thing that I consistently stay with as a hobby and to keep my mind active. And since I don't drink, or go partying, etc., the power bill is basically my only vice.


This = me, 100%

While I have many other hobbies, they are all inexpensive and intermittent where computers are something that I'm never not messing around with one way or another. I am known to be quite a miser with everything else, but with computers and my power bill I am relatively forgiving. Keeping the mind active and always learning new things is super important. This is a small price to pay :D
5) Message boards : Generalized Fermat Prime Search : GFN-14 Consecutive Primes Hunt Season is open! (Message 136326)
Posted 5 days ago by Kellen
Nice touch with the estimated completion date on the stats page! Once GFN-13 is finished, we'll see about bringing that GFN-14 date forward a bit ;)
6) Message boards : Generalized Fermat Prime Search : GFN-14 Consecutive Primes Hunt Season is open! (Message 136301)
Posted 6 days ago by Kellen
Very nice, thanks! Glad that they were both easy fixes.

Also; it has been exactly 50 days since your post mentioning that we were 60% complete, and we are now 65.21% done. (100-65.21)/(65.21-60)*50=~334 days remaining, so it looks like we are still on track for a 2020 finish for GFN-13 too :D
7) Message boards : Generalized Fermat Prime Search : GFN-14 Consecutive Primes Hunt Season is open! (Message 136282)
Posted 7 days ago by Kellen
Thanks for adding the 2020 stats Stream! Hope you had a good vacation too!

While the per-user stats are fixed, I think that the overall progress indicator may now be experiencing some kind of bug. We've lost a couple million candidates tested and the progress % went backwards by about 4% in the past little bit.

It is moving forwards again now, but I think there is a set of tasks not being counted.
8) Message boards : Storm message board (Message 136281)
Posted 7 days ago by Kellen

Certainly an impressive achievement for a small team! I'd love to see what our collective energy bills are during these challenges though, lol!


I like to try and forget them. lol


Lol! A very valid point XD
9) Message boards : Storm message board (Message 136279)
Posted 7 days ago by Kellen
Nice. Going to get one final card, 2080 and thats it for me for a long time.


I was really debating about a 2080ti or super. Then I read about a high number of failures with the 2080 ti/supers, So I was going to go after another 2070 instead. Then read some reports on the 2060's. Some stuff they are pretty wicked on. Like the sieving, it has stabilized on 2min 49sec per unit and still isn't a bake-oven next to the 2070. And it's faster on the sieve than the 2070. Not so hot on the larger gfn's. And price isn't too much more than the 1660's.

The 2080 super's are pretty ferocious cards, and they have a ferocious price too, though not as bad as a couple of the high end quadro's. lol


I'm always scared to throw all my cash into one card, just in case I do get that 1/1000 dud. You can always RMA a failed card, but there are shipping costs and the time you're without a card. I'd generally rather stick with 2 cheaper cards that add up to the 1 more powerful card. With that said, the only card you mentioned that I wouldn't buy (from a price to performance ratio standpoint) is a 2080 ti. The 2080 Super is so close and much, much cheaper. At least in Canada anyway.

Whatever you end up getting; enjoy!
10) Message boards : Storm message board (Message 136278)
Posted 7 days ago by Kellen
https://statsgr.id/overall/2019_Challenge_Series_Current_Standings_Teams.html 10th place overall!! Not bad for only 11 of us :)


Certainly an impressive achievement for a small team! I'd love to see what our collective energy bills are during these challenges though, lol!


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