20070517, 07:10  #12 
Dec 2006
100001_{2} Posts 

20070517, 10:00  #13 
Nov 2006
83 Posts 
First, it's PrimeGrid, second, PrimeGrid won't only be doing TPS work in the near future, and TPS is already doing separate work without PG. PG+TPS is NOT a merged project, it's just one helping another one.

20070517, 17:41  #14 
Sep 2004
13×41 Posts 
I don't think primegrid will ever find a top 5000 prime except for the TPS project. The finding small primes isn't related to finding a big prime. I vote for a merged TwinPrime/PrimeGrind account.

20070517, 20:39  #15  
May 2007
11 Posts 
Quote:
Also Rytis is correct. These projects are two distinct seperate projects helping one another but both derserve credit for the primes found. Bob 

20070518, 18:33  #16 
Nov 2006
83_{10} Posts 

20070520, 00:42  #17 
Sep 2004
13·41 Posts 
What's that going to be Rytis? Another twin prime search or a single prime search or something else?

20070520, 11:27  #18 
Nov 2006
83 Posts 
Not a twin search. I don't have the details just yet, I'll let you know once I have decided myself :)

20070608, 19:10  #19  
Apprentice Crank
Mar 2006
703_{8} Posts 
Double standard?
Quote:
http://primes.utm.edu/bios/top20.php...&by=PrimesRank and not a count of almost 500. What gives? Why is one standard being applied for projects, and another standard being applied for programs? 

20070609, 08:37  #20 
Sep 2002
Database er0rr
6656_{8} Posts 
I believe Chris Caldwell does this for "programs" as it highlights the importance of sieving and, even though sieving generally accounts for 5% of the overall computational effort when searching for primes, many new hunters underestimate the usefulness of sieving. You could approach him about this if you are unhappy about the way points are awarded for "programs"

20070609, 20:22  #21 
Apprentice Crank
Mar 2006
11×41 Posts 
Fair enough. But in some cases, like this one:
http://primes.utm.edu/bios/code.php?code=g372 two primality testing programs are used (PRP and Proth exe). Shouldn't they be forced to share credits too? And in some cases, like this one: http://primes.utm.edu/bios/code.php?code=SB10 3 :surprised sieving programs are used, and 2 primality testing programs are used. Despite this, all 5 programs get the same credit for doing only two things, primality testing and sieving. Why? 
20070609, 23:16  #22 
Sep 2002
Database er0rr
2·17·103 Posts 
What do you propose to sort this out? My answer is: do nothing.
I know y'all must be sore over the PG/TPS point sharing adjustment, but still you now have nearly 1000 primes between you and will soon both be top of the "primes by count" table. Well done Now where is that twin? Last fiddled with by paulunderwood on 20070609 at 23:41 
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