Well, I have a very immature idea on the existence of PRPNet ad the future of new projects.
These days PRPNet is getting very little love because they require an external terminal, and projects like FPS and PRS are progressing slowly. I think last year someone mentioned that we were double-checking another person's ranges on FPS, and I suppose we'd all like to see a new FPS or PRS prime found by PrimeGrid, right?
Edit:http://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=8843 This stated that the prime found by user "suse" in 2013 was already found 2 years earlier in 2011.
In that context, I suggest moving these PRPNet projects to stream's private server, though the GFN description is a bit off-par. This would benefit both users and the project because it will quickly advance the leading edge for PRS and FPS, and of course 27 and 121. Users on BOINC can get credit easier without having to modify a new application pref in a new executable.
Of course there are some roadblockers:
How will the original PRPNet credit be distributed to users on stream's server? This will remain a problem unless there's an automated script, because it's already quite hard to keep track of credit and update them manually.
Second is how removing PRPNet (if that's even possible) will affect PG's servers. Does it serve any internal importance?
Third is that the sieve files would be used up quickly, as Mike stated in the thread linked above.
But all the above is in the condition that PG has completed its current major goals, because this will be a great change, whether these projects are moved to PG or stream's server. The above was my two cents on PRPNet's future, I think the pros outweigh the cons in this situation, but any admins or users are welcome to correct my ideas! :)
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