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Old 2021-08-15, 08:06   #2
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Originally Posted by Zhangrc View Post
Statistics showed that yesterday only 291 first prime tests and 481 verified tests have been completed yesterday. But back in May and June, on average about 310 first prime tests and 600 verified tests were completed every day.
Exponent becomes larges, tests take longer. Maybe that's adequate to explain this.

Originally Posted by Zhangrc View Post
Meanwhile, I've also seen a significant reduction in GPU TF activity. Only months ago, there were days when thousands of numbers were factored. Yesterday only 129 numbers were factored.
Why could this happen?
Last TF level reached the end of the GIMPS range and might have wrapped around to the next bit level/lowest exponents. That would reduce the thruput a lot. But also, some of the SRBase firepower is being redirected to low exponents in support of the "2k" project.
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