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Forum: CADO-NFS 2021-04-22, 15:03
Replies: 34
Views: 11,405
Posted By VBCurtis
No, I just haven't updated the files in quite a...

No, I just haven't updated the files in quite a few months. I continue to track my job timing data in a spreadsheet, and "one of these days" I'll post a new series of params files that is marginally...
Forum: Data 2021-04-22, 02:31
Replies: 428
Views: 60,953
Posted By VBCurtis
Seems your personal goals are limited by GPU...

Seems your personal goals are limited by GPU time, so option 3 appears fastest- you can run CPU tasks and GPU tasks at the same time and finish in 85 days. But then, you could also add 10% to...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-04-22, 02:25
Replies: 15
Views: 343
Posted By VBCurtis
Do you not know what "deterministic" means? I...

Do you not know what "deterministic" means? I mean, you negate "deterministic" 6 words later in the same sentence. "I haven't found a second exception yet" is absolutely positively not deterministic....
Forum: Homework Help 2021-04-22, 02:21
Replies: 31
Views: 1,246
Posted By VBCurtis
I'll bite- how do you do factoring by email?

I'll bite- how do you do factoring by email?
Forum: Aliquot Sequences 2021-04-22, 02:17
Replies: 470
Views: 50,370
Posted By VBCurtis
I forgot about it entirely; no test-sieving,...

I forgot about it entirely; no test-sieving, even.
Should I do that this weekend? It's big enough to be the usual max settings for f-small, 33/66-96, lim's maybe 200/250M rather than 225/225?
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-21, 21:36
Replies: 32
Views: 876
Posted By VBCurtis
No, I mean actual bandwidth to RAM. However, if...

No, I mean actual bandwidth to RAM. However, if you're running small FFTs like 384k, that is quite unlikely since all the relevant data would fit in L3 cache. Memory requirement is around 6 * FFT...
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-21, 19:34
Replies: 32
Views: 876
Posted By VBCurtis
If the new machine has a factory-installed...

If the new machine has a factory-installed heatsink, then more airflow is likely to be much more effective at handling peak-power heat than trying to find a new heatsink that will fit.
Even if there...
Forum: Lounge 2021-04-21, 16:46
Replies: 1,363
Views: 87,439
Posted By VBCurtis
This euro super league would be fully separate...

This euro super league would be fully separate from, and not replace, the Champions League. That competition would still exist, without the teams who choose the Super League instead.
But the Super...
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-21, 16:20
Replies: 32
Views: 876
Posted By VBCurtis
I think you're confusing this thread with the...

I think you're confusing this thread with the drkirby "I put ebay CPUs in a Dell dual-socket server and they don't really work" thread.

That said, I agree with henryzz that the CPU will throttle...
Forum: Software 2021-04-20, 18:45
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By VBCurtis
5-10C difference from location in the case, sure....

5-10C difference from location in the case, sure.
30C, no way. The first CPU isn't more than 30C above ambient, so the air coming off that heatsink can't be 30C over ambient either!
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-15, 22:27
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By VBCurtis
If you don't already know they're semi-prime, you...

If you don't already know they're semi-prime, you should use the default/usual ECM depth.
I don't know how you would know ahead of time how many factors each input would have- "looking for...
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-15, 19:17
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By VBCurtis
Our guidelines are based on getting factors in...

Our guidelines are based on getting factors in the shortest amount of time.
If you already know your inputs are semi-prime, then our guidelines for ECM are perhaps a bit too high; our ECM guidance...
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-04-15, 16:36
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By VBCurtis
Consider the number 143. How far do you have to...

Consider the number 143. How far do you have to check it for factors to determine if it's prime?

Either a composite number is a perfect square, or one of its factors is smaller than its square...
Forum: Aliquot Sequences 2021-04-15, 16:23
Replies: 2,957
Views: 208,965
Posted By VBCurtis
Looks good to me- fits the trendline for C190 and...

Looks good to me- fits the trendline for C190 and C192 (never mind the outlier huge score posted for a previous C191, better than the C190 record).

I'm still busier than I like at work, too many...
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-15, 16:19
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By VBCurtis
I do almost exactly what Charybdis does, though I...

I do almost exactly what Charybdis does, though I would run half a t45 and then spend at least a t45 (more like 2*t45) worth of curves with t50 bounds.

You can find out how many curves is a "t45...
Forum: Lounge 2021-04-13, 01:12
Replies: 1,357
Views: 113,656
Posted By VBCurtis
Suicide rate is down from a normal year. The...

Suicide rate is down from a normal year. The "we're in this together" group-fight proved stronger than despondency during 2020.

Moved from "Getting others to do the work on exponents I like (was:...
Forum: Aliquot Sequences 2021-04-11, 20:01
Replies: 2,957
Views: 208,965
Posted By VBCurtis
For sieving time, I'm pretty sure it'll be faster...

For sieving time, I'm pretty sure it'll be faster on f-small. I'll be test-sieving it there, at any rate.
No poly select for me until Tuesday.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-04-10, 00:33
Replies: 35
Views: 691
Posted By VBCurtis
"It's deterministic, provided these conditions...

"It's deterministic, provided these conditions are met:
{I don't know the conditions yet}"

So, it's not deterministic. You've roughly said "it is deterministic when it says a known prime is...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-09, 05:08
Replies: 46
Views: 1,181
Posted By VBCurtis
Round 2 goes to stocks! Just like bitcoins. :-D

Round 2 goes to stocks! Just like bitcoins. :-D
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-04-08, 16:21
Replies: 79
Views: 3,287
Posted By VBCurtis
Why can't you figure out the answer yourself,...

Why can't you figure out the answer yourself, using the benchmark data publicly available?
This question is another example of wanting others to do your work for you. Go find benchmarks (Hint:...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-04-08, 03:17
Replies: 79
Views: 3,287
Posted By VBCurtis
Bringing politics into a math thread is a quick...

Bringing politics into a math thread is a quick way to get the thread closed. You seem to post in order to get attention, so I suggest you not take such actions.

Complaining about a lack of...
Forum: YAFU 2021-04-08, 03:14
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By VBCurtis
My apologies for the misinformation- I've only...

My apologies for the misinformation- I've only used msieve directly, not YAFU, for poly select, so I quoted how msieve works. Mea culpa, and thanks for the correction.
Forum: YAFU 2021-04-08, 00:33
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By VBCurtis
Bur- The deadline is *per coefficient*, not per...

Bur-
The deadline is *per coefficient*, not per search.
1200 sec on poly select with a deadline per-coefficient of 417 seconds is perfectly consistent. The per-coefficient deadline is because there...
Forum: NFS@Home 2021-04-08, 00:27
Replies: 102
Views: 5,983
Posted By VBCurtis
13_2_876m1 has built a 19.25M matrix at TD 108....

13_2_876m1 has built a 19.25M matrix at TD 108. It's going to need 10 days or so to solve.
Forum: Hardware 2021-04-08, 00:25
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By VBCurtis
I am very interested in doing this exact-same...

I am very interested in doing this exact-same thing, if Ed gets his setup working. Two cards and a cable are fairly cheap used, and connecting just two machines means no need for a switch.

I'm...
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