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Sunday, July 6th, 2008
2:17 am
Anyone else both on LJ and questing for the next Great Internet Mersenne Prime?

I was wondering who else is on Live Journal and also helping with the Internet PrimeNet Server quest for the next Great Internet Mersenne Prime.

Presently, I'm:

Rank    Account ID      LL P90*  Exponents  Fact.P90  Exponents   P90 CPU
CPU yrs LL Tested CPU yrs* w/ Factor hrs/day
------ -------------- ------- --------- -------- --------- --------
1033. bmoshier 415.903 46 0.871 3 9081.94

P.S.  I just realized I've been doing this for just a little over a year (started July 1, 2007 at 4:30 UTC).

Current Mood: cheerful
Thursday, November 9th, 2006
9:59 am
new gimps client p95v251
for those running windows, there is a new pre-beta client out that supports multithreading. I just happened to look at http://www.mersenne.org/gimps directory this morning and saw it was put there yesterday. make sure to read the readme file first as this is still early development software. look for p95v251.zip in the directory.
Wednesday, April 13th, 2005
9:51 pm
Hey I noticed that there is now a version 24 series of prime95. This version is for people with amd chips.

From the whatsnew.txt file:
1) Athlon users should see a 20% to 30% speed increase.
2) Pentium, Pentium II, Pentium III users should see dramatically WORSE
performance. Run version 23 instead.

The current version is 24.11 and it also has support for amd64 chips in both 32 bit and 64 bit windows. you can get it from http://mersenne.org/gimps/.

happy hunting!
Monday, October 18th, 2004
1:49 am
Since this community seems a little dead, how about a little revival?

Question - what size prime candidates are you running?

I personally am running a 10,218,618 digit prime candidate on my 1.4 GHz Athlon 1600 desktop. I'm still not sure whether I want to put Prime95 on my laptop [2.8 Celeron, 512 RAM] 'cause I'm afraid it might result in overheating issues.

So how about the other 7 of you that joined this community?

-- Seth "The S" Anderson
M33945517 Sponsor
Sunday, May 16th, 2004
5:13 pm
Update on 41st Mersenne prime
Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 23:23:21 -0400
From: George Woltman <woltman@alum.mit.edu>
Subject: [Prime] 41st Mersenne Prime reported!

The newly reported prime is genuine.  The user has sent in his last savefile.
I reran the final 15,000 iterations and rediscovered the prime!!

Congratulations to all GIMPS participants on our 7th Mersenne prime!

The official different hardware, different software test has not begun.  This
test should take a month, after which we'll announce the exponent.

Current Mood: calm
Saturday, May 15th, 2004
6:33 pm
41st Mersenne prime may be found
Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 11:42:54 -0400
From: George Woltman <woltman@alum.mit.edu>
Subject: [Prime] 41st Mersenne Prime reported!

Hi all,

A computer has just reported discovering the 41st known Mersenne Prime!!
If proven correct, this will be the new largest known prime.

The test was run using version 23 with its better false-positive screening.
I've emailed the user and asked for a copy of the save file with a few
thousand iterations left to go.  If he emails that file to me and re-running
the last iterations again shows the number to be prime, then we will
know the report is accurate.

I'll keep you posted,

Current Mood: hopeful
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