20220909, 06:59  #1  
"Gary"
May 2007
Overland Park, KS
2×19×317 Posts 
Bad sieve files found for 2020 and 2021
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Something is beginning to seem very wrong with our results this year. We've hit no primes at all in the n=300k500k range for ~2030 bases that have two k's each on our goals list and now there are two very exceptional cases here. That's ~50 k's with no primes in the n=300k500k range. I feel like some sort of doublecheck may be in order in the near future. And by doublecheck, I mean starting from scratch with the sieving process all the way through to testing. Something is off. I'm going to have to think about this. Last fiddled with by gd_barnes on 20220909 at 08:02 

20220909, 07:31  #2  
Sep 2011
Germany
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I hope this does not affect this old bug from srsieve2: Code:
2.2.2  October 22, 2021 srsieve2, srsieve2cl: version 1.5.3 Modified to not remove terms that are prime as that defeats the purpose of Sierpinski/Riesel searches. 

20220909, 08:09  #3  
"Gary"
May 2007
Overland Park, KS
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The statement in the program docs makes no logical sense. First, why would a sieving program ever remove primes in any circumstance? Second, why would the fact that it is a RieselSierpinski conjecture affect whether they would remove primes from the sieve even if that was sometimes done for whoknowswhat reason? I have stuck with the srsieve/sr1sieve/sr2sieve suite of sieving programs for my sieving needs. If I need to remove n's with algebraic factors, I do so manually. I've never felt comfortable with the newer programs. Last fiddled with by gd_barnes on 20220909 at 08:11 

20220909, 08:14  #4  
Sep 2011
Germany
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Another fact is that the range for R88_160250k had 3 primes, sievefile was from 2018 and R88_250500k had no prime with sievefile from 2022, really bad luck or something wrong with the sieve, we could double check 23 sievefiles for these 2k 300500k ranges. 

20220909, 08:39  #5  
"Gary"
May 2007
Overland Park, KS
27416_{8} Posts 
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Is that something that you could do? If there are primes in R88, then a sieving program somewhere is likely the issue unless we are getting a large number of residues not matching. Regardless if we find problems, we will likely have to take a second look at almost all work done in 2022 at higher nranges. For the last ~2 months, I have been personally using old reliable srfile to remove factors that Yoyo has provided me with from the original files that I send them. To create the original files, I use old reliable srsieve/sr1sieve/sr2sieve to sieve with. In no circumstance will srfile ever remove k/n pairs from a sieve if the factors that you give it do not divide the associated k/n pair. So I don't feel like it is somehow bad factors from Yoyo or anything like that. If the doublecheck finds no primes in R88, then I would also like to do the same thing with R48 for n=200k500k where there was only 1 prime in 21 k's. 1 prime for the backtoback testing efforts of R48 and R88 out of 39 k's combined for a doubling of the nrange simply cannot be right. If we only find the one prime on that rerun, then I think it's fair to say that we've just had incredibly bad luck with finding primes in 2022 and I don't feel like we should do any more doublechecking. Last fiddled with by gd_barnes on 20220909 at 08:52 

20220909, 08:57  #6  
Sep 2011
Germany
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Sounds possible, I think this year is very bad in luck. 

20220909, 09:24  #7 
"Gary"
May 2007
Overland Park, KS
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I'm starting the resieve for R88. After a very fast sieve to 1e9 and running sr2sieve again using that file to have it estimate the number of factors up to 5e14, the sieve depth of our file, it confirms that the number of candidates remaining in the 5e14 file is approximately correct. Of course this could not identify if primes were somehow removed from the file. I will continue.

20220909, 10:00  #8  
"Florian"
Oct 2021
Germany
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Is sr2sieve multithreaded? I could also do some sieving with my big gun. 

20220909, 10:05  #9  
"Gary"
May 2007
Overland Park, KS
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Could you sieve R88 for n=250K500K from scratch using the k's remaining that are shown on the reservations page and using whatever sieving software that you usually use? 

20220909, 10:10  #10 
"Gary"
May 2007
Overland Park, KS
2×19×317 Posts 
I just ran R48 for n=200K500K and R88 for n=250K500K through my odds of prime spreadsheet for 93877 and 98687 k/n pairs respectively sieved to 5e14. It shows that we should have had 4 primes for R48. We had 1. It shows we should have had 3.5 primes for R88. We had zero.
If it was just these two bases, I would just write it off as bad luck. But on top of finding no primes for ~50 k's for n=300K500K for our goals bases...well...that's no longer bad luck. Something is wrong. 
20220909, 10:47  #11 
"Gary"
May 2007
Overland Park, KS
2·19·317 Posts 
I sieved R88 19 k's for n=250K500K on a few cores up to P=200e9.
I'm now running 20 threads on my Ryzen 3950X. It will be at 5e12 in ~10 hours. Florian, can you make a sieve for R88 for the 19 k's for n=250K500K up to 5e12 ? Optionally you could just sieve it quickly to P=200e9. Either way, we can then compare files. I'm assuming that you are familiar with sieving. If not, no big deal. This is just an additional check that we can do. I'll be signing off shortly. 
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