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11) Message boards : General discussion : Hidden computers - How come? (Message 8174)
Posted 4890 days ago by kp1139Project donor
OK, so you have your computers hidden to not allow others to see what computers you are running and to not allow others to get ahead of you. As well as to not let others know if you are running at 100%.

If so, I have the obvious questions:

If I wanted to get ahead of you in score, I would simply look on eBay or otherwise for what would give me the best score/cost ratio and buy it up, crunch more than you and overtake you. How did you accomplish anything by hiding the computers?

What is the thought process behind hiding if you are running at 100% or not? The only thing I can come up with is hiding some sort of BOINC addiction/embarrassment factor. Such as you don't want to let people know you spend $30/month to just run some computers at full blast as opposed to running 70% on a lab of P4 1.8GHz's at your college or what-have-you.

It seems like whatever the case, it should be something you are proud of though. The fact of that you have access to a lab of computers at your college - Or the fact that you have a hobby that you have extra money to throw at as far as hardware/running costs go. Even at that rate, its not like its a webcam showing you in your undies sitting at your computer before you get ready for work checkin' your done WU's from the night. Someone could make an educated guess of what is going on, but thats it.

I kinda get it if you are saying competing for top-host on the list, but you can't hide that anyway. And, if you were the owner of the #1 computer on the list - wouldn't you want to show how cool you are to own it anyway?

I myself can not find any logical reason to have this feature. The project offers so many open-ended stats, information and otherwise I simply don't get why we would limit ourselves.
12) Message boards : Twin Prime Search : How to report prime numbers when they only show up in stats? (Message 8171)
Posted 4890 days ago by kp1139Project donor
Actually, I was just looking through the top LLR prime finders, noticing a lot of oddball stats from here to there. But, that is what "average" is all about anyway :)

I think I'll only start to get frustrated if I hit 25,000 TPS work units without having a prime to report :)

I was just wanting to have a few to move my position up on the prime finder ranks. I was hoping to possibly be in the top 10, but already fell down a notch when the 997,000-something digit prime was found not long ago and that guy had already submitted a few otherwise.
13) Message boards : General discussion : Hidden computers - How come? (Message 8170)
Posted 4890 days ago by kp1139Project donor
I've noticed that you can hide your computers that you have attached to the project. I have also noticed several people doing this - especially those that have a high RAC.

Whats the thinking behind this option?

I honestly can't come up with a good reason, if it gave out a lot of personal information - sure. But, it really doesn't, it just gives some basic specs and what setups you have going on. Which, would seem like it would be useful to other people.

It would seem useful for a private-fellow, however a lot of these people have profiles telling about themselves that are hiding their computers, so I'm really not getting it at all lol.

I would be curious to hear anyone's thoughts.
14) Message boards : Problems and Help : Authentication Key (Message 8167)
Posted 4891 days ago by kp1139Project donor
I would be curious as well to hear someone else's reply on this. When I installed on any OS (Windows, OSX, Linux) I simply installed it and attached it to the project. Nothing more such as an authentication key was required at all.

15) Message boards : Twin Prime Search : How to report prime numbers when they only show up in stats? (Message 8166)
Posted 4891 days ago by kp1139Project donor
Thanks to jmblazek who was able to explain to me that although my tests resulted in prime, I was just the double checker.

Maybe next time I'll get one that isn't a double check. Tested about 7000 of them and I was thinking I would have 2 by this point. Now I find out it should be one, so I'm a bit under where I should be. Maybe a few million in it will be leveled out :)
16) Message boards : Twin Prime Search : How to report prime numbers when they only show up in stats? (Message 8163)
Posted 4891 days ago by kp1139Project donor
OK - But the question still remains, how do I report the primes found under the TPS search?
17) Message boards : Twin Prime Search : How to report prime numbers when they only show up in stats? (Message 8161)
Posted 4891 days ago by kp1139Project donor
That is the page I'm looking at, and it tells me under "LLR TPS (n=333333) tests" that I have found 2 primes.

Under my certificate of computation it tells me the same - that I found 2 of them.

Well, its not that big of primes I figured, which is why I want to get them reported pretty quick, maybe the 103000 digit ones. I know it will fall off the bottom of the top 5000 and I won't get the credit if I don't get them in reasonably soon.

Perhaps I am misunderstanding something though. I mean, if it says I found 2 primes, I have found 2, right? :)

18) Message boards : Twin Prime Search : How to report prime numbers when they only show up in stats? (Message 8157)
Posted 4891 days ago by kp1139Project donor
I see I have found two TPS primes, and I would like to report them. I prefer to report them as fast as possible. When I found a woodall, I got an email that told me what the number was. Where can I figure out what these numbers are for these TPS primes?
19) Message boards : Problems and Help : what makes a work unit High Priority (Message 8142)
Posted 4895 days ago by kp1139Project donor
I think it must kind of divide up between the projects. For instance, I had a lot of PG WU's, so it thought it would likely not finish or something. But, SETI I just had a couple of WU's left to run. So, I would guess the calculation is based upon each project, not as an overlook look at the projects as a whole.

20) Message boards : Problems and Help : what makes a work unit High Priority (Message 8134)
Posted 4898 days ago by kp1139Project donor
That that is how it should be - but in practice, I have noticed other things to be true. For example, at this very second I am looking at a work unit from Seti on my computer. The seti unit has a due date of 1/21. While, a primegrid unit has a due date back of the 25th. However, the primegrid unit is being given high priority.

Seems to me if there are any back-end settings to enable for quick turnaround, they seem to be on primegrid. The super-short 7 day return time, and maybe more?

Shrugs, just saying I'm seeing the priority stuck on high on prime grid where it "shouldn't" be.

Regardless, I am just finishing up a handful of seti units - I think 5 more to go until I'm all the way done. I'm running 100% on prime grid, so low/high priority I couldn't care less :)



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