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1) Message boards : Wieferich and Wall-Sun-Sun Prime Search : Any idea on WU times CPU vs. GPU? (Message 146236)
Posted 162 days ago by matthigh
Decided to run one on my old laptop with 2 cores - currently been running for 4d 23:56 and at 85% complete. :) Yeah, I know it's kinda silly, but wanted to see how long it would take.
2) Message boards : 321 Prime Search : 321 Sieve is being SUSPENDED (Message 143624)
Posted 236 days ago by matthigh
>We will need to restart the CW sieve at some point

Hopefully not before too long - the CW sieve and TRP sieve are the only two badges that I have left stuck in "bronze". Gotta get that nice, matching shiny set, after all! :)
3) Message boards : Generalized Cullen/Woodall prime search : GCW-Sieve is SUSPENDED (Message 129110)
Posted 747 days ago by matthigh
When I saw the announcement a month ago, I threw everything at it, enough to make it my first gold, then my first amethyst. But, not enough power in my dinky little i3 laptop to make it to the next level (ruby). I have enough tasks spooled up (and enough time before they expire) that I might be able to get up to around 1.6-1.7 million before they're done. But, alas, "close", as they say, only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and h-bombs. Oh well.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Badges (Message 57760)
Posted 3159 days ago by matthigh
321 Bronze badge. After eight months of crunching away on my dinky five-year-old laptop, I believe that's the 11th and last new badge I can get with my current computer (without upgrading). And accruing roughly 700 credits daily with the computer running at 100% 24/7, it will probably be another eight months before one of those bronze badges turns silver.

Then again, it's not really about the badges in the first place, right?
5) Message boards : Proth Prime Search : Found a Prime (Message 52091)
Posted 3340 days ago by matthigh
If I could toot my own horn as well, I found my second: 4071*2^808957+1. Shocked to find it was already added to the Top 5000 list -- that was fast!
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Badges (Message 50290)
Posted 3372 days ago by matthigh
Yeah, I know it's not nearly as impressive as people with a whole page of badges, but I finally earned my very first badge this morning after one month of crunching away on various tasks with my dinky 5-year-old laptop. Bronze badge for PPS Sieve. Well, it's a start.

One badge down, now to get crackin' on the next one (PPS LLR).

I had also managed to find my first prime on the fourth Sophie Germaine LLR task I ran (31407948613935*2^666666-1), and still the only prime I've found.
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