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Old 2020-06-28, 19:27   #7
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Default GPU72 + Colab

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Originally Posted by windowfrog View Post
I ideally want to balance the long-term distributed computing part of GIMPS with the short-term “fun” aspect of finding factors (like I did the other day, when I found a factor for an exponent and I jumped up and down in excitement!).
The GPU72 project has an option to do trial factoring with Google's Colab offering. Basically, you just open a web browser and GPU72 does trial factoring for you on Google's hardware. The setup is quite simple! Eventually, the session will end and you'll have to wait 24hrs for Google to give you more GPU time, but that's the price for it being free.

The front page of GPU72 has instructions. Also this thread is useful: https://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=24875

(Note: all of this is found in Kriesel's linked thread, but there is a lot to unpack there)
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