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IronBits
19th April 2009, 03:57 AM
http://stats.ironbits.net/statsnew/header/logo_gel_lightning_blue_bin.jpeg
How do we get the project NPLB added to the DC Vault?
Mathematics Category I would assume.

TIA

vaughan
19th April 2009, 06:31 AM
I second IronBits proposal to add NPLB in the DC-Vault.

Razor_FX_II
19th April 2009, 07:42 AM
I think adding another Prime Search Project in the Math section is starting to over wait the vault toward this one type of project.

I see there are only 5 teams actively crunching this project. http://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?page=teams&proj=nplb&sort=today
and only 10 teams ever to crunch for this project. http://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?page=teams&proj=nplb

Are the stats still done manually by hand with no automated script?
I can't even find where to find what is needed to run the project.
What OS platforms does it support?
Is this the extent of there website? http://nplb.ironbits.net/


Edit: After looking further into this project and setting it up and running it, I find this prime project to actually be a bit refreshing.
- So I would like to retract my comments here and recommend NPLB to the DC-Vault for consideration.

IronBits
19th April 2009, 03:22 PM
http://stats.ironbits.net/statsnew/header/logo_gel_lightning_blue_bin.jpeg
Is this the extent of there website? http://nplb.ironbits.net/
That link is to the Server Status page, and links to all the other information you need are provided on that page.

The stats pages are located here:
http://stats.ironbits.net/statsnew/nplbstats.php (AMDave's)
http://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?page=proj&proj=nplb (Bok's at Free-DC )

Stats are fully automated and use mysql databases.
Stats are run hourly and enjoy very responsive and active admins.

How to get started:
http://www.free-dc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=18526
http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=9959

Supports
Windows ( 2000 - XP 32bit and 64bit - Vista 32bit/64bit and Windows 7 beta )
Linux
FreeBSD

How to Get Started
http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=9959
http://www.free-dc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=18526 (this one has instructions and 'care packages' you can download and run for easy multi-core support)

Sport
19th April 2009, 03:26 PM
Forgive my ignorance...but I never really understood the importance of finding primes; that said , I've looked at the project [NPLB] and as an upstart may deserve consideration....later

Rusty
19th April 2009, 07:00 PM
The Thread can be found here
http://www.team-ninja.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=45155

IronBits
19th April 2009, 09:01 PM
http://nplb.ironbits.net/ (Server Status page)
Links to all the other information you need are provided on that page as well.

The stats pages are located here:
http://stats.ironbits.net/statsnew/nplbstats.php (AMDave's)
http://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?page=proj&proj=nplb (Bok's at Free-DC )

Stats are fully automated and use mysql databases.
Stats are run hourly and enjoy very responsive and active admins.

How to get started:
http://www.free-dc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=18526
http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=9959

Supports
Windows ( 2000 - XP 32bit and 64bit - Vista 32bit/64bit and Windows 7 beta )
Linux
FreeBSD

How to Get Started
http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=9959
http://www.free-dc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=18526 (this one has instructions and 'care packages' you can download and run for easy multi-core support)

Rusty
20th April 2009, 03:12 AM
Merged these posts into this thread

gd_barnes
20th April 2009, 05:11 AM
Hello,

I am Gary Barnes, project admin for "No Prime Left Behind" (NPLB).

David (IronBits) has posted a lot of useful info. and links about the project but I thought I would mention some more things.

Our purpose: We are a prime search project that finds both small and large primes numbers of the form k*2^n-1, commonly referred to as "Riesel Primes". We attempt to "fill in" where other projects have left "holes" in the Riesel Primes "universe", hence our project name.

Our accomplishment: In 16 months time, we have now become the #2 prime search project on the web as for the number of primes that are in the top-5000 largest of all time. We are also #7 as for primes "score" and are rapidly gaining on the 2 projects ahead of us.

Some additional links:
Our home forum page: http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=9887
Our top-5000 primes project ID: http://primes.utm.edu/bios/page.php?id=518 (please see the description in the middle of the page)
Our main stats web page: http://stats.ironbits.net/statsnew/nplbstats.php


Other threads also give directions on the software that is used. Our "come join us" thread gives specific goals of the project.

Automated testing is available on several of David's very robust servers. We have run rallies on the servers with 500 or more cores with no problems. For those who prefer to go their "own way" in searching for Riesel primes, we have ways of helping you accomplish that. We currently have 3-4 people searching for us who have gone that route.

Files are readily available for testing right now. Testing at our current ranges takes approximately 5-10 mins. per test. The chance of a test being prime at our current testing levels range from 1 in 6000 to 8000. Most primes found will be in the top 5000 of all time and will be recognized on the above top-5000 site as in the top-5000 of all time, with the discover's name saved for mathematical historical reference. If preferred, discover's can remain anonymous.

Many may ask: Why do we search for large prime numbers? Several reasons:
1. Most importantly: They are used for many encryption methods to keep transactions safe, especially on the internet.
2. NASA scientists have decided that primes are a good sign of intelligence and have included a short list of them on plaques sent out with the voyager spacecraft.
3. Someday it is hoped that the "code" of prime numbers will finally be broken. With all of today's technology, we can no more say where the next prime number will be then could people 100's of years ago.

While our teams may appear small in number, we are dedicated and committed to what we are doing. At all times, we have 200-250 cores running for the project now. During rallies, that will top 500.

We have come a long way in a short time but would now like to reach for new heights.


Thank you,
Gary Barnes

opyrt
20th April 2009, 07:26 AM
In other words, yet another prime project. Although I personally like these projects, we should be careful that we do not change the Vault into a competition of finding primes. We already have 7 "projects" searching for primes. These projects are trying to:

SoB (+sieve): Solve the Sierpinski problem
PSP (+sieve): Solve the prime Sierpinski problem
GIMPS: Find record primes
Wieferich: Find new Wieferich primes (there are only two known so far)
PrimeGrid: Runs a lot of prime projects through BOINC.

And then we have:

NPLB: Find Riesel primes (preferrably top 5000 primes).

Also, I'm not too happy with adding another project that is using llrnet.
* Llrnet does not support windows 2003.
* It is not using the newest version of llr, so there is a loss of speed.
* I've emailed with the developer, and he does not have the time to maintain the software.

The best for DC-Vault would probably be that NPLB joins PrimeGrid before it's added to the Vault... :rolleyes:

gd_barnes
20th April 2009, 10:50 AM
Yes, another prime search project but of a different kind than all but one that you mentioned; PrimeGrid: There is a reasonable chance to find a prime. That is, the tests are far smaller but still large enough to be interesting.

LLRnet is not used exclusively. We have several people who do their own searching manually and a couple who actually prefer it. IMHO, the speed disadvantage of LLRnet is only a small annoyance compared to the convientence factor.

The idea of being listed here was proposed to me by several team members and they made it sound like people here would be receptive but that has certainly not been the case in this thread so far. We are not begging for publicity because we have had plenty of success by only word of mouth. We only felt that it would be a way to spread the word about it.

There is a person from here named Russkris who is talking with us in our forum threads who seems quite excited about the enthusiasm that our project members show. Therefore, I think that checking out Russkris's comments in one of our threads at http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=11754 would be better than anything I could say here.

Edit: As excellent of an effort that PrimeGrid is, NPLB feels we have no need to go that route. Further: We do not desire a BOINC-related setup in any fashion.


Gary

vaughan
20th April 2009, 02:06 PM
with adding another project that is using llrnet.
* Llrnet does not support windows 2003.

I can confirm that NPLB does support Linux, FreeBSD and also Windows XP Home and Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows Server 2008.

Wabbit98
20th April 2009, 10:03 PM
NPLB can be run in the background when BOINC is running and have a limited affect on both programs.

Ni

Rusty
20th April 2009, 10:58 PM
There is a person from here named Russkris who is talking with us in our forum threads who seems quite excited about the enthusiasm that our project members show. Therefore, I think that checking out Russkris's comments in one of our threads at http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=11754 would be better than anything I could say here.

That would be me... LOL...

Now you have told everyone about the thread, I wonder if I have said anything stupid.
This is the first time EVER, the project admin have worked so to please what I have asked, and have been active in coming here to post.. So Thank you

IronBits
21st April 2009, 02:29 AM
Don't forget Vista 32bit and Vista 64bit (all versions of both), with scripts written to handle multi-cores and affinity. :)

Sport
21st April 2009, 02:46 AM
NPLB can be run in the background when BOINC is running and have a limited affect on both programs.

Ni

this has me curious; obviously priorities come into play as do affinities; tell me more ...I'm running 19 cores( at last count) and if this doesn't impact my other projects, I may be interested ...but there are only so many cycles...so how can they not impact one another?

Rusty
21st April 2009, 03:01 AM
Don't forget Vista 32bit and Vista 64bit (all versions of both), with scripts written to handle multi-cores and affinity. :)

I dont believe you......:lol: Just joking




SO CRUNCHERS, TELLS US WHAT YA THINK

Rusty
21st April 2009, 03:10 AM
Just another side note. I have asked IronBits to give me some info regarding what the project does in regards to activity of new members.\
So far, even tho' it's not in the Vault, please have joined and started crunching.

Wabbit98, if you have any more info about the multi projects working nicely with NPLB, please let us know

IronBits
21st April 2009, 03:15 AM
I don't know about limited affect, however, they both may play nice together, but each would be looking for their own time slices, so I assume that output of both would be reduced from what your output would be if run by itself.

I can tell you that NPLB does not require much memory. 2,800K per client max.

NPLB can be run in the background when BOINC is running and have a limited affect on both programs.

Ni

IronBits
21st April 2009, 03:18 AM
We have added 3 new members and 1 new Team so far today.
:)

Razor_FX_II
21st April 2009, 03:20 AM
I set it up and its running smooth and steady on my Q9400 while I run a GPUGRID unit.
The GPUGRID unit seems to be unaffected.

The admins where quick to create our team and add user account.
I used the Port 8000 method found here (http://www.free-dc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=18526) with affinity set for 1 work unit per core with great saturation of the cores and the priority sets automatically to Low in task manager.

I like that there is no manual reserving and reporting of the tasks. Thats a big bonus.

IronBits
21st April 2009, 03:51 AM
We have two fantastic database administrators, one on the East Coast USA (Bok) and one over in Australia (AMDave), so one of them is usually available at all times.
In addition to Bok and AMDave, we have several Linux and vBulletin Forum Administrators that can handle just about anything else at anytime 24/7/365.

gd_barnes
21st April 2009, 04:23 AM
With help from several kind folks here at DC Vault, it looks like NPLB will become a new project here.

There have literally been 10's of posts about the excitement generated by the potential listing at DC Vault in our threads in the last day.

We are in the process of creating a new web page as well as getting our own project forum set up that will give us far more flexibility than our current set up at Mersenneforum.

We will keep everyone informed about it.

There has been some surprise indicated in our threads about how quickly the tests (work units) run. As a general rule, on port 8000, WU's should take about 4 to 8 mins. to run depending on your machine.

If people are interested in running some WU's for the project, I might also suggest running ports 4000 and 5000 or you can run some on all 3 ports. Everything else about the LLRnet server set up would be the same. Ports 4000/5000 have somewhat larger tests that will likely take 6 to 12 mins but the primes will be bigger. The first post in this thread: http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=10042 explains what range of tests the various servers are working on. Note: Port 9000 has smaller non-top-5000 work.

What people have liked about the project is that they can find multiple top-5000 primes in a short time. As a general rule, 40 modern cores running port 8000 at its current range, on average, should find just under 1 top-5000 prime total per day. It would be about 60% of that on the other 2 ports that I mentioned.

Thanks to everyone here for helping us! :)


Gary

mdettweiler
21st April 2009, 04:35 AM
NPLB can be run in the background when BOINC is running and have a limited affect on both programs.

Ni
I too am a little confused about this. Wabbit, what exactly do you mean by "limited affect on both programs"? From what I've observed, if you run both LLRnet and BOINC, your OS will automatically split your CPU's resources 50/50 between the two applications.

IronBits
21st April 2009, 04:40 AM
You can run any project that uses a GPU client on Boinc (like GPUGrid) with NPLB at the same time with minimal impact on either.

PCZ
21st April 2009, 05:40 AM
I enjoy participating in this project for a variety of reasons.

1: The Admins are enthusiastic and very active on the forums, there aren't any faceless people in charge.

2: The tests are reasonably small and you will find reportable primes frequently.
This isn't like gimps were you can crunch your whole life and never find a prime.

3: The client is easy to run and very stable.
Assuming your PC can pass P95 testing without errors.

4: The primes you find are your own.
You can report them yourself to the top 5000 site.
Project also gets credit but you are listed as the finder
This is important to me as i like to see my ranking improve there.

Some may not want to do this and in this case they can be reported for you in your name.
PM an admin and they can get a top 5000 account set up for you.

5:You do not need to be a math wizz to run this.
You can just crunch and find primes without obtaining a degree in mathematics first :)
If you are interested in the math theory then you can be deep in debate all too easily !!

6:The stats are very reliable and run hourly.

7:You will find a few DC veterans active on this project.
Most in 'semi retiremnt', but still active and enthusiastic.
Answers to your questions are only one post away.

Wabbit98
21st April 2009, 05:51 AM
In terms of limited impact meaning that the time to complete WU's on BOINC for most BOINC porjects is not as affected as say running the Weinfrich Prime program which does affect it more.

In terms of 19 cores, I would not put them on all the cores, maybe a handful and see how it goes. Some BOINC projects do not play nice with NPLB, CPU intensive projects might not work as well if you run them side by side.

Ni

Xaverius
21st April 2009, 06:17 AM
So if I understand i correctly when said that NPLB runs together with BOINC you meant that it runs wel with BOINC-GPU projects?
I'm into having projects into the vault where the project staff are enthusiast and visible but there are already some prime search project in the vault, is there a "danger" of the mathimatical part getting into a prime part?

On the other hand, I welcome a non-BOINC project into the vault.

Ungelovende
21st April 2009, 07:38 PM
Yet another prime project (YAPP). Do we need another another one?
62 users - 11 teams. I think we should wait till the projects get more users/teams before we consider adding it to the vault

IronBits
22nd April 2009, 12:42 AM
3 more users added to Team [H]ard|OCP and one new member for Team Norway so far today. :)

Sport
22nd April 2009, 01:17 AM
IB...just a quick note...I left Chandler Az. on my quest for Nirvana 8 years ago......I'm sorta torn both ways

1. I'm not a big Prime Project fan...but for grins I'll run them for awhile until a (team) priority comes up
2. I've registered at/read a lot of you home forum; and have a lot of respect for what you guys are trying to accomplish
3. Technically ...if you can fulfill the minimum requirements here at Da-Vault then I'ld tend to vote you in
4. I understand that your desire to be included here is to promote your project; BUT I read in your forum that you want stable sticky members/teams...these groups tend to be, shall we say, mobile!
5. I know I read somewhere how long this Project has been in existence; but I can't remember. I understand you people are going full steam ahead working on getting your own place and furniture

This thread is by no means a declaration, but simply a place state the case; and I comment your tenacity

I have my thoughts and they lean both ways...My advice; stay tenacious and when the time comes...tomorrow or 3 months from now, who knows?

IronBits
22nd April 2009, 03:14 AM
We are in it for the long haul. :)
Whatever happens, happens.
Whatever doesn't, doesn't.
No harm no foul.
Respect! :D

Sport
25th April 2009, 03:43 PM
We are in it for the long haul. :)
Whatever happens, happens.
Whatever doesn't, doesn't.
No harm no foul.
Respect! :D

my advice...work on it ...get teams ...show some maturity as a project ....as DC-Vault Admins we are collectively watching your project

Yankton
7th May 2009, 11:57 PM
Ironbits,

There's currently only 12 teams and 72 participants. You should start an advertising drive to get some fresh blood and more teams involved. If you poke around here I'm sure you can find your way on to many a team's forum to do so!

:jab:

vaughan
15th May 2010, 04:20 AM
my advice...work on it ...get teams ...show some maturity as a project ....as DC-Vault Admins we are collectively watching your project

How's the collective watching going? NPLB is still running more than a year after your post. It just needs some recognition to draw in the crowds of crunchers.

Its been running well for me from the day I started crunching it.

Rusty
15th May 2010, 05:12 AM
Maybe IronBits could pop by some time and tell us how the project is going.. I am interesting in seeing some results as well..

LinearB
15th May 2010, 09:22 AM
Once I've finished ironing out a few setup issues with my Boinc clients I'll take a deeper look into this project :)

vaughan
16th May 2010, 02:38 PM
IronBits is not doing DC anymore. I'll ask the project Admin, Gary Barnes, to pop by here.

gd_barnes
27th May 2010, 07:59 AM
Hello everyone,

I would like for the DC-vault to consider taking a serious look again at the No Prime Left Behind project. The forum for our project is at http://www.mersenneforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=82. We have been around for about 2-1/2 years and are currently ranked 3rd in total top-5000 primes found as shown at http://primes.utm.edu/bios/top20.php?type=project&by=PrimesRank. We are not far from #1 and would like to ask for some added help.

We have 4 admins that are quite responsive and dedicated to making it a fun experience for everyone. Earlier this year, one of our admins resolved a multi-year issue in the LLRnet client, which allowed a speed increase of 10-20%. We have a very good stats system set up. It can be seen at http://www.noprimeleftbehind.net/stats/index.php?content=progress.

About our objective:
Our goal is to find primes of all sizes for the form k*2^n-1 for k=300-3000. Most searches now are for primes that would come in the top 5000 of all time but we have some smaller tests available also. In doing this, we would like to determine if there are areas that will yield a greater or lesser density of primes per searched candidate or to find trends in where primes can be found more easily in the future. To make this determination, we need a large amount of data on all k-values and would like to find all primes for n <= 1 million for k=300-3000. We also have some searches going for n>1M for those who like infrequent but large primes.

We are having an LLRnet and PRPnet rally the weekend of June 4th thru 6th. For those who are not familiar with rallies on prime search projects, what we do is dogpile all of our resources onto 1 or 2 servers to see how many prime-search tests that we can do in a 48-hour period. Info. about the rally can be found in one of our threads at http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=13397. Not only do we see which individuals crunch the most, we have team competitions to see which team can crunch the most. See if your team can beat Raiders of the Lost Primes (ROLP), last month's winner!

If anyone has more advice on how best to advertise the project here or elsewhere or how best to be considered as a project here, we would appreciate it. I see that there were many favorable comments about it last year.

One more clarification: As stated by Vaughan, IronBits is no longer on the project. To the best of my knowledge, he has gotten out of the DC world altogether.


Thank you for your consideration.


Sincerely,
Gary Barnes

opyrt
2nd June 2010, 08:44 AM
Hi Gary

A bit off topic, but might be relevant to you...
Regarding this:

We have 4 admins that are quite responsive and dedicated to making it a fun experience for everyone. Earlier this year, one of our admins resolved a multi-year issue in the LLRnet client, which allowed a speed increase of 10-20%.

I see no reason to run LLRnet other than it hides the cmd windows and creates tray icons instead. If that's why you guys are still using it, I suggest you have a look at "PSP Runner" from DigiK-oz of DPC.

URL: http://www.digik-oz.nl/dcPSP.aspx
Thread: http://mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=13442

-opyrt

gd_barnes
9th June 2010, 06:35 AM
Hi Gary

A bit off topic, but might be relevant to you...
Regarding this:



I see no reason to run LLRnet other than it hides the cmd windows and creates tray icons instead. If that's why you guys are still using it, I suggest you have a look at "PSP Runner" from DigiK-oz of DPC.

URL: http://www.digik-oz.nl/dcPSP.aspx
Thread: http://mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=13442

-opyrt


Can you tell me what alternative software that you are suggesting?

LLRnet was brought up to date by the NPLB admins and runs just as quickly as manual LLR or PRPnet. See http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=13165. Although we have mostly LLRnet servers, we do have one PRPnet server. It's just a matter of preference.

Few of us have reason to hide the command windows so that is not the reason we are using LLRnet.


Gary

opyrt
9th June 2010, 06:53 AM
Can you tell me what alternative software that you are suggesting?

I suggest PRPNet as it much more flexible when it comes to new versions of LLR (just copy the new llr.exe instead of having to recompile the entire program).

But I feel I'm off-topicing this thread, which was not my intention. :)

mdettweiler
7th August 2010, 03:44 PM
I suggest PRPNet as it much more flexible when it comes to new versions of LLR (just copy the new llr.exe instead of having to recompile the entire program).

But I feel I'm off-topicing this thread, which was not my intention. :)
FYI, our updated version of the LLRnet client does allow the llr.exe file to be switched out just like PRPnet. (And it actually doesn't have the ability to minimize to the system tray any more. :p)

In fact, though, we've been quite pleased with recent PRPnet versions and their ability to handle large #'s of clients on all variety of n-sizes. While at this time we only have one public PRPnet server (port 9000, covering our project priority for the rest of the year, the 5th Drive), we are discussing internally plans to switch more servers over.

Meanwhile, though, we have another rally in the making--I'll post that separately since it's kind of long.

mdettweiler
7th August 2010, 03:49 PM
Hi everyone,

Based on comments provided after our last rally, we've decided to try something new this time: a week-long rally! :cool: We figured that if people are going to go to all the trouble of moving their cores over to the rally servers, why do it all over again to take them back off in only 48 hours? PrimeGrid has done week-long rallies in the past with success, so it's not an entirely new idea; we're hoping it will go over well here too.

The rally will begin Thursday, August 12 at 7:00 PM GMT and finish 168 hours later on Thursday, August 19 at 7:00 PM GMT. For those of you who can't convert GMT to local time :p, that's 3:00 PM EDT and 2:00 PM CDT. Last time we had to do crazy stuff with PRPnet port 9000 since LLRnet reports local time and PRPnet GMT, but since then PRPnet has been changed to report local time as well, so the official start/end times should be pretty straightforward.

As last time, this rally will be focusing on the 5th Drive, our priority for the rest of the year (or until we finish it to n=1M, which will hopefully come first). That means LLRnet port 3000 and PRPnet port 9000, both of which should be in the vicinity of n=850K-900K during the rally.

LLRnet config info.:
server = "www.noprimeleftbehind.net"
port = 3000

PRPnet config info.:
server = "www.noprimeleftbehind.net"
port = 9000
Or, in terms of a prpclient.ini config line:
server=G9000:100:1:noprimeleftbehind.net:9000

Be sure and change your userID to whatever ID you prefer. Most people use their ID here at mersenneforum. It is also best to set the cache at from around 2 to 10 pairs.

Info. for downloading the newest LLRnet client can be found at LLRnet supports LLR V3.8! (LLRnet2010 V0.73L) (http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=13165).

Info. for downloading the newest PRPnet client can be found at PRPnet (http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=12223).

As a point of interest for those who might be new to NPLB and for others who haven't done any testing with us for a while, we have some milestones that we would like to shoot for in the near future. Please refer to our primes graph and drive progress (http://www.noprimeleftbehind.net/stats/index.php?content=drive_progress) as well as to our "Countdown meter" (http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=13333). NPLB's goal all along has been to fill in holes in the prime search ranges for Riesel base 2. We'd like to get the dots in that k=300-1001 (http://www.rieselprime.de/Data/00300.htm) range fully extended to n=1M by year end 2011 so that they are closer to where k<300 (worked by RPS) is at. In targeting k=400-600 for the 3rd consecutive time in this rally, we have set a relatively aggressive goal to have it tested completely to n=1M by year end 2010.

Last time we had a very close race between ROLP and PrimeSearchTeam, the latter ending up winning by a mere 194 k/n pairs. :eek: We also had participation from both AMD Users and Team-Goobee.org, coming in 3rd and 4th place respectively. We'd love to see some even more varied participation this time around--even though NPLB isn't in the DC-Vault (yet!), we do feel we're ready for admission by now, and in the meantime, I invite anyone who's interested to come and make a showing for their team--the more the merrier! :) These rallies are always a real blast and this time with it being a whole week long, the competition should get quite interesting.

Hope to see you there!

Max :)

P.S.: This is mostly a copy-and-paste from our official rally announcement at http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=13672, with a few adjustments. Both this thread and that one will be monitored for any questions/comments/etc.