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Discovered 1 mega primeDiscovered 1 AP26Found 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (408,628)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (29,920)ESP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (30,791)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (33,221)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,008,633)PSP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,309,152)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,194,347)SR5 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,787,586)SGS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (636,860)TRP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (71,189)Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (524,564)321 Sieve Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,445,427)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (28,919,526)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (241,811,943)TRP Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (39,046)AP 26/27 Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (79,517,724)GFN Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (105,310,141)PSA Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (843,255,840)
Message 108420 - Posted: 7 Jun 2017 | 19:05:57 UTC
Last modified: 7 Jun 2017 | 19:36:40 UTC

According to the task manager, running this sieve on my R9 270X takes up almost an entire CPU core, around 23% of my quad-core CPU (an Athlon X4 760K). Is this normal? I read that PPS sieve is an extremely efficient GPU app, so doesn't that mean that CPU load should be relatively low? I've run it before on Nvidia cards, but never bothered to check the CPU usage then, only noticed it with this AMD card I recently installed.

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Found 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de Primes321 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (860,905)Cullen LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (506,431)ESP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (818,638)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (513,349)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,605,836)PSP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (555,892)SoB LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,296,322)SR5 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,858,489)SGS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,410,704)TRP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (765,119)Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (532,512)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,321,574)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,786,773)TRP Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (528,024)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,220,704)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (49,709,755)PSA Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (34,628,282)
Message 108422 - Posted: 7 Jun 2017 | 19:24:28 UTC - in response to Message 108420.

I have found very high cpu times on gpu tasks as of late in general. not sure if this is an actual change or just a reported change as everything seems similar with GFN maybe getting slightly better. I always leave 1-2 threads open though.

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Discovered the World's First GFN-20 prime!!!Discovered 2 mega primesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,089,185)Cullen LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,197,588)ESP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,089,407)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,873,609)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,918,476)PSP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,117,197)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (26,779,370)SR5 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,278,667)SGS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,055,153)TRP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,619,871)Woodall LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,394,541)321 Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (28,148,632)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,373,251)PPS Sieve Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,051,222,753)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,189,695)TRP Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,102,079)AP 26/27 Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (60,248,786)GFN Double Ruby: Earned 2,000,000,000 credits (4,465,043,031)PSA Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (198,313,575)
Message 108423 - Posted: 7 Jun 2017 | 19:41:47 UTC

Certain GPUs seem to require more CPU attention on certain projects.

I have a Core2 Quad with 4 Tahiti GPU cores in it (dual 7990s). I cannot run 4 simultaneous PPS-Sieve tasks without saturating the CPU and as a result, GPU utilization drops (below 80%).

I have not seen this behavior with GFN, although I also have not run the smaller N tasks on this system, where I suspect I could run into a similar problem.

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Discovered 1 mega primeDiscovered 1 AP26Found 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (408,628)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (29,920)ESP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (30,791)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (33,221)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,008,633)PSP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,309,152)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,194,347)SR5 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,787,586)SGS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (636,860)TRP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (71,189)Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (524,564)321 Sieve Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,445,427)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (28,919,526)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (241,811,943)TRP Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (39,046)AP 26/27 Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (79,517,724)GFN Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (105,310,141)PSA Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (843,255,840)
Message 108424 - Posted: 7 Jun 2017 | 19:56:44 UTC
Last modified: 7 Jun 2017 | 19:57:39 UTC

CPU load for GFN16 on the same card is only around 5-6%.

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Discovered 1 mega primeDiscovered 1 AP26Found 2 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (408,628)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (29,920)ESP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (30,791)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (33,221)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,008,633)PSP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,309,152)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,194,347)SR5 LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,787,586)SGS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (636,860)TRP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (71,189)Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (524,564)321 Sieve Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,445,427)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (28,919,526)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (241,811,943)TRP Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (39,046)AP 26/27 Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (79,517,724)GFN Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (105,310,141)PSA Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (843,255,840)
Message 108480 - Posted: 10 Jun 2017 | 11:09:44 UTC

CPU load on a GTX 1060 6GB is between 6 and 8%.

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