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    1st in 31

    Can We Do It ? Can we take the 1st Place seat in 31 days ?

    What Kind of output will we need to reach 1st Place in 31 days

    Who all will Help Free-DC reach 1st Place ?

    Come on Guy/Gals lets Make the Last spring PUSH of 2009 A Good One

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    40K A Day

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    I'm in!
    About May 2nd, I'll be able to add another ~240 per hour

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    I think my brain needs a hard reset.

    I just looked at the Free-DC stats site for this. Is there really only 70 people on this whole project?
    No wonder it doesn't have the - ummm - features of a mature project.


    I really thought this was the old Mersenne prime project that's been around for about 10 years or more, with just another new name - like Riesel or Sierpinski or any of the other identities that it seems to have worn over time. Confusion is further compounded by the fact that it seems to be running the same llrnet software package that dates back to at least 2005.

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    I may just stick with P@H / nQueens / something else as the days of me doing things manual without some kind of menu driven system are gone as the pc I'd use would probably not be this one.
    Retired from Free-DC...
    I don't have the time or money to help anymore...

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    It's a tall order but doable.
    Some of my boxes will be off sieving duty soon and back on LLR tests.

    I will have a bit of down time between late on the 4th and early on the 6th as i have an electrician coming in.
    Best he doesn't see some of my regulation breaking hookups.

    BTW Lauren
    You are making good progress on the top 5000 list.
    More stats for you to keep an eye on.

    http://primes.utm.edu/bios/page.php?id=1565

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angus View Post
    I think my brain needs a hard reset.

    I just looked at the Free-DC stats site for this. Is there really only 70 people on this whole project?
    No wonder it doesn't have the - ummm - features of a mature project.


    I really thought this was the old Mersenne prime project that's been around for about 10 years or more, with just another new name - like Riesel or Sierpinski or any of the other identities that it seems to have worn over time. Confusion is further compounded by the fact that it seems to be running the same llrnet software package that dates back to at least 2005.
    Sorry for any confusion about the project's nature. We are a small but rapidly growing project (yes, you read that right about the 70 people ). I'm afraid you had a bit abnormal experience trying to get set up--we're currently in a bit of a transition phase where we're trying to move to a new forum and website of our own. I'm not sure why the new forum didn't let you post at first--it's supposed to and we hadn't had any problems like that yet.

    One advantage of us being a relatively smallish project is that it produces a more personal atmosphere than a larger project would--for comparison's sake, look at some of the big BOINC projects like Rosetta and SETI, where most individual users wouldn't even dream of posting anything on the forum, except maybe to report a bug in the client. NPLB, on the other hand, has always had a very active discussion forum which the large majority of our members participate in. (Of course, it's not *absolutely* required that members participate in the forum, though it is encouraged. )

    Regarding LLRnet being somewhat outdated: Yes, we are aware of this. LLRnet was originally developed by the Riesel Sieve project a while back, which largely dropped the ball on further development of the application as they focused more on their BOINC setup. However, within the last few months a new application, PRPnet, has been developed which is much more versatile and easily-updated than LLRnet, and we are currently testing it out at NPLB in beta phase. Once we've finished integrating it into our current database setup, it will replace LLRnet as the primary application used by the project.

    BTW--what exactly did you mean by "features of a mature project"? Do you mean an updated client? Our own forum? A website? (we're working on all three of those ATM )

    If you have any further questions, please, feel free to send me a PM at this forum or either of NPLB's (old or new). I'll try to answer any questions you may have to the best of my ability.

    Max (NPLB project admin)

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    I'm in. I left a few cores on NPLB since the gauntlet ended but as soon as I finish some other work I will put some more on NPLB. Of course I don't have the kind of firepower that most of you have, but every little bit counts right?

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    You betcha DP!

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    As mentioned before, I'll push on this until end of May irrespective of the PotM chosen...might as well find some more primes

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    Is it the same download as before

    as I still have that sitting around.

    Or point me in the right direction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzie View Post
    as I still have that sitting around.

    Or point me in the right direction
    Should be the same thing, just fire up your clients again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Parasite View Post
    , but every little bit counts right?
    Yep they call it Teamwork
    If Free-DC works together as a Team
    There is nothing we can not achieve

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    Ok

    4 clients up and running.

    Only got some long term tagets in SoB left so might as well join in the fun here.

    OK strike that make that 8 clients.
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    How come the Raiders of the Lost Primes had more members in the top 10 Users for today then Free-DC had
    I think we need to put a stop to that kind of behavior.
    I vote Free-DC should have the most Evey day

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    It was only 1 more - got to give them something to feel happy about

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    Some of the folks that were not in a team decided to join the underdogs...
    Boy will they feel bad soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronBits View Post
    Some of the folks that were not in a team decided to join the underdogs...
    Boy will they feel bad soon.
    I bet you they are just like me IB you know
    I like Jumping in front of speeding Trains to

    Or maybe it is the smell of paint from the RK signs



    Well I have gotten 4 Quads back online with new MB's
    But I think the 5th Quad CPU died I will have to look into it more
    And found a X2 that needs a new MB to
    So If I get the 2 empty spaces filled I might get 46K a day

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    You are hitting the scales now at nearly 900 per hour

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronBits View Post
    You are hitting the scales now at nearly 900 per hour
    Are you implying I should go on a diet
    Ya I have been hitting 1900+ per-update for a day now
    and even you have a Target painted on your Butt
    10 Days till you smell the paint of the RK sign
    Last edited by LAURENU2; 04-29-2009 at 11:21 PM. Reason: typo

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    That's ok, you are warning me, I hear the whistle blowing, so I'll move quickly to get out of the way.
    No harm no foul, just do it

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    900 an hour is a LOT !!
    Considering also that the N is getting larger as we progress thats some output.

    Foz nice to see you onboard

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    Grabbed another box only a single core but it all helps.

    Anyone else up for a blast on this for May?
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    Opportunities
    Rank ______Team ___________Score ____Average__ Daily Gain__ Days to Overtake
    1 __Raiders of the Lost Primes _5,378,040 __26,939 ___35,549 _____52.39

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    Free-DC 78,250 today

    And if my math is right if we squeeze another 15K out
    we will be 1st in 31 day

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    15K is a lot of extra to just squeeze out.

    We would need to have everyone who has crunched NPLB to run it for the next month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzie View Post
    15K is a lot of extra to just squeeze out.

    We would need to have everyone who has crunched NPLB to run it for the next month.

    members

    Beyond

    Free-DC Mercenaries

    Jokern3000

    Kman1293

    Bok

    nuggetprime

    paratima

    Shish

    Chuck

    grobie

    Wake up

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    That end date should start dropping soon.
    My sieve jobs are finishing up and I'm putting those cores back on to NPLB.
    32 cores should give us a nice boost eh? 7,000-8,000 more per day.
    About half of that 16,000 you say we are slacking.
    I think PCZ will be back to full steam in about another week, which will knock it down some more.
    And I see some other Free-DC Team mates adding to the pile to


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    I'm just finishing off some POEM work units and I'll be on board.

    I might need to clean out some cases and lower some overclocks, prime hunting pushes my temps much higher than OGR or protein folding.

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    The team woke me up. Soon I'll be putting my cores under 9000 port.

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    I've moved some of my cores to Ports 4000 and 5000.
    So, if you observed my output for Port 8000 falling, that is why.
    All the work I do, no matter what port I run on, counts in the stats scores
    Needed to balance out the work each Server is doing.

    Go Team Go!

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    Which port is giving work which takes the longest to crunch? I'd like to keep network usage to a minimum.

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    All about the same with the exception of Port 9000, which are very fast work units and not part of the Top-5000 primes.
    You can set your WUCacheSize to more than 1.
    Edit llr-clientconfig.txt and try
    WUCacheSize = 10
    I wouldn't go above that if you don't have to.

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    But it will still report each result as soon as the work unit completes, right?

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    Dunno, but, if it only fetches every 10, then you have cut 1/2 the bandwidth right?

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    Hmm. Looking at a console as the client works, it looks like it sends each result straight after the work unit finishes, and immediately replenishes the cache. So it keeps a constantly full cache, rather than running it dry and then filling it up again.

    It's no trouble though, just something I need to bear in mind. Crunch on.

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    If you are watching the port 8000 stats and you notice some members stats dropping, please do not assume they have reduced there participation.

    Some resources need to be shifted to ports 4000 and 5000 to even things up a bit.

    Great work everyone, port 8000 is at nearly 600k now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpha View Post
    Hmm. Looking at a console as the client works, it looks like it sends each result straight after the work unit finishes, and immediately replenishes the cache. So it keeps a constantly full cache, rather than running it dry and then filling it up again.
    Yes the caching sucks, it queues up 10 WUs but it is only really useful if you lose your network connection temporarily, it always uploads results immediately and downloads a new WU when done as well so doesn't save any bandwidth.

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    Gotcha. The cache protects you from network outages, which is a good thing at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCZ View Post
    All your primes belong to me.
    PCZ you must have a hole in your pocket I found a few primes laying around

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