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Old 2010-12-18, 00:17   #1
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Interesting...
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Old 2010-12-18, 01:45   #2
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Maybe GIMPS has decided to join BOINC? George?
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Old 2010-12-18, 03:38   #3
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Maybe GIMPS has decided to join BOINC? George?
That is an independent project.
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Old 2010-12-18, 03:56   #4
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Wow, I wonder if they are aware of GIMPS. This reminds me of the fellow who is re-running every LL test on his home server.

Will be interesting to see how their code stacks up against Prime95.
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Old 2010-12-18, 04:22   #5
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That is an independent project.
It would be a real shame (IMHO) if they started from scratch and re-did all the work GIMPS has been doing the last 15 or so years.

Other than a smidgen of benefit from re-double checking GIMPS results.

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Old 2010-12-18, 05:30   #6
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My security software says that's a suspicious site and advises me to leave immediately.
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Old 2010-12-18, 05:45   #7
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My security software says that's a suspicious site and advises me to leave immediately.
Seems to be time to remove your useless security software then. There is not even any JS on that site (a rare thing these days).
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Old 2010-12-18, 05:49   #8
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Perhaps this project intends to serve as a "wrapper" platform for GIMPS? Sort of like how yoyo@home and dnetc@home serve as BOINC wrappers for various distributed.net projects; they use a modified version of the distributed.net client to crunch work reserved and reported en masse under a collective username at the mother project. This Mersenne BOINC project may be planning to do a similar thing with Prime95.
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Perhaps this project intends to serve as a "wrapper" platform for GIMPS? Sort of like how yoyo@home and dnetc@home serve as BOINC wrappers for various distributed.net projects; they use a modified version of the distributed.net client to crunch work reserved and reported en masse under a collective username at the mother project. This Mersenne BOINC project may be planning to do a similar thing with Prime95.
That would certainly increase throughput around here!
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Old 2010-12-18, 06:39   #10
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My security software says that's a suspicious site and advises me to leave immediately.
Norton 360 didn't give me a peep. What software are you using?
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Old 2010-12-18, 07:12   #11
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Perhaps this project intends to serve as a "wrapper" platform for GIMPS? Sort of like how yoyo@home and dnetc@home serve as BOINC wrappers for various distributed.net projects; they use a modified version of the distributed.net client to crunch work reserved and reported en masse under a collective username at the mother project. This Mersenne BOINC project may be planning to do a similar thing with Prime95.
You know, I think that would be pretty cool. If done correctly, it could greatly benefit GIMPS because BOINC now has GPU support. However, we would still need a way to integrate it with PrimeNet. Perhaps George would be willing to share checksum-generating code/API keys with trusted third-party developers?

There is also a legal issue: if someone uses "Mersenne@Home" to find a prize-winning prime, would it still be considered a GIMPS discovery? If the discoverer used PrimeNet to get assignments and report results, and the wrapper was written completely independent of Prime95, a dispute could result.
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