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Old 2020-09-17, 20:05   #7
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Originally Posted by Ensigm View Post
I never mentioned the size of the input number. What I was talking about can be paraphrased as, in your words, "the chance of missing an x-digit factor (if one exists)". For each exponent, this will produce a line chart with bit or digit as the x-axis and probability as the Y axis.

This can be useful when people manually do curves with bounds that are not the typical values of T25, T30, etc. Under current rules I assume they are rounded down to the closest typical value? (Such as if I do 100 curves with B1=1e5, B2=1e7, they will only be counted as 100 T25 curves.)
Good question.

What I do with the ECMNET server running at is first to multiply the number of curves by the B1 reported by a client and use that as a measure of work done. Each candidate in the server has its own record of the amount of work done by that measure. That total is used to set an appropriate B1 for a client when the candidate is allocated to it.
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