19 Jul 2002 NoWhereMan   » (Observer)

Well, here is another snapshot. I think I got passing grades in all my classes last semester. The Linear Systems class was the toughest. It was over a decade ago when I took Differential Equations and the old brain has gone soft in the meantime. I simplified things by selling the rental so I have a little more spare time. I joined the GIMPS project to make uses of my spare cpu cycles. It has captivated my interest and my wife would probably say I have wasted a lot of time on it. I burned up the power supply on my AMD K6-III 450 box so that caused some adjustments. I was surprised when Malice gave me permission to build a new system. I bought a Tyan Tiger MP S2460 motherboard from NewEgg and slapped two 1.2 GHz Athlons in it. It really screams! I thought my ECS D6VAA project last year would be more than adequate with the two Pentium III 1.0 GHz Coppermine cpus. This new Athlon kicks butt on the GIMPS algorithm. It is 2-3 times faster than those 1.0 GHz Pentium chips. It has been an eternity since I added anything to my homepage, but I am tempted to add a log of this rebuild project.

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