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It's that time of year again for the Tour de Primes 
Here is the PG webpage for this years TDP https://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=10427#168083
Looks like GFN16 and PPSE are large enough for the T5K the book of the 5,000 largest primes. 
They are the best bet to get a P badge for the TDK
I would think it starts at 00:01 UTC Feb.1 
Results will be available at http://www.primegrid.com/challenge/tdp_2024.php.
 
From the PG thread:
For the month of February, an informal competition is offered. There are no challenge points to be gained... just a simple rare jersey at the end of the month to add to your badge list. No pressure or stress other than what you put on yourself. :)

For 2024, we're bringing back the badges introduced in 2018:


 
  •  Red Jersey -- discoverer of largest prime
  •  Yellow Jersey -- prime count leader (tiebreaker will be prime score)
  •  Green Jersey -- points (prime score) leader
  •  Polk-a-dot Jersey -- on the 29th of February we'll have a "Mountain Stage" and award the Polk-a-dot Jersey to the one who finds the most primes on that day (tiebreaker will be prime score for that day). Yes, it's a leap year, so the Mountain Stage will be on the 29th.
  •  Prime badge -- awarded to everyone who finds an eligible prime during the month of February. This is a counter badge, so if you find more than one prime it will show how many you've found, up to 99.
  •  Mega prime badge -- awarded to everyone who finds a mega prime during February. This is a counter badge.
  •  Mountain Stage prime badge -- awarded to everyone who finds an eligible prime during the Mountain Stage. This is a counter badge.
  •  Mountain Stage mega prime badge -- awarded to everyone who finds a mega prime during the Mountain Stage. This is a counter badge.
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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/01/30 08:02:22 (permalink)
    Does this give best results with CPUs or GPUs?
     
    Which type (features) of CPUs work Best?

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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/01/30 12:13:36 (permalink)
    CPUs with AVX512 like X299. I9-7900x and so on
    Then AVX2 then AVX. But AVX512 really does well.
    That’s for LLR2 tasks like PPS and PPSE
    GPU are best for the GFN primes like GFN16 through GFN22
    But finding a GFN prime over 18 is rare
    GFN16 and 17 are common
    PPS and PPSE are your best bet with a CPU
    PPS are mega primes. Primes with a million digits or more. So are GFN17 and larger

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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/01/31 10:37:24 (permalink)
    Thanks bill

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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/01/31 11:12:41 (permalink)
    If I am not mistaken every sub-project is a mega prime except PPSE and GFN16.  I am pretty sure that's correct.
    GFN18 are not common nor are they rare. They come along once in a while. Sometimes a few will hit, then a drought.
    They are pretty large, nearly 2 million digits. 
    Mountain stage day is about finding as many primes in that one day, so PPSE and GFN16 are the best bets. 

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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/03 03:55:03 (permalink)
    Congrats on the prime bill1024. The teams first in the TDP.
     
    https://www.primegrid.com/challenge/tdp_2024.php


     

     
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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/06 04:43:59 (permalink)
    Congrats Opolis on your prime.
     
    Congrats pew on your 2 primes.
     
    https://www.primegrid.com/challenge/tdp_2024.php


     

     
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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/06 09:11:06 (permalink)
    Congratulations guys. Ok yodap, it's your turn now!

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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/06 10:03:26 (permalink)
    I missed that NerdGZ found one yesterday also. Congrats!
    Now it really is my turn. 


     

     
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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/06 20:06:47 (permalink)
    Congrats guys! I expect things to go like they normally do for me and find zero primes. If I get lucky I will find one and no more.



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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/08 05:15:18 (permalink)
    It’s your turn now Khali. I found one yesterday.


     

     
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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/08 06:22:39 (permalink)
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    It’s your turn now Khali. I found one yesterday.





    Congratulations yodap! 

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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/09 17:01:52 (permalink)
    yodap
    It’s your turn now Khali. I found one yesterday.


    I will keep at it but my luck isn't great for primes. I will be happy to just find one so I get a badge this year.



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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/09 17:15:31 (permalink)
    We’re pulling for you Khalifro. Think positive and they will come

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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/09 17:18:28 (permalink)
    Ooops. Wrong thread

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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/14 22:14:24 (permalink)
    Looks like I got my one find of the event.
     
    Dear Primefinder,

    Congratulations! Our records indicate that a computer registered by you has found a unique prime number. This computer is running BOINC, is attached to the PrimeGrid project, and is assigned to the Proth Prime Search (LLR2). What makes this prime unique is that it's large enough to enter the Top 5000 List in The Largest Known Primes Database.
    Since you have auto-reporting selected, the following prime was submitted on your behalf:
    Added 137391 : 8895*2^1887372+1 (568160 digits)



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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/15 06:38:03 (permalink)
    Khalifrio
    Looks like I got my one find of the event.
     
    Dear Primefinder,

    Congratulations! Our records indicate that a computer registered by you has found a unique prime number. This computer is running BOINC, is attached to the PrimeGrid project, and is assigned to the Proth Prime Search (LLR2). What makes this prime unique is that it's large enough to enter the Top 5000 List in The Largest Known Primes Database.
    Since you have auto-reporting selected, the following prime was submitted on your behalf:
    Added 137391 : 8895*2^1887372+1 (568160 digits)


     Persistence pays off! 


     

     
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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/15 07:49:51 (permalink)
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    Looks like I got my one find of the event.
     
    Dear Primefinder,

    Congratulations! Our records indicate that a computer registered by you has found a unique prime number. This computer is running BOINC, is attached to the PrimeGrid project, and is assigned to the Proth Prime Search (LLR2). What makes this prime unique is that it's large enough to enter the Top 5000 List in The Largest Known Primes Database.
    Since you have auto-reporting selected, the following prime was submitted on your behalf:
    Added 137391 : 8895*2^1887372+1 (568160 digits)


     Persistence pays off! 




    Yes it does!  Congratulations on the TDP prime.

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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/22 20:06:09 (permalink)
    Well it looks like I was a bit too pessimistic on my chances of finding primes...
     

    Dear Primefinder,

    Congratulations! Our records indicate that a computer registered by you has found a unique prime number. This computer is running BOINC, is attached to the PrimeGrid project, and is assigned to the Proth Prime Search (LLR2). What makes this prime unique is that it's large enough to enter the Top 5000 List in The Largest Known Primes Database.
    Since you have auto-reporting selected, the following prime was submitted on your behalf:
    Added 137543 : 9385*2^1905190+1 (573524 digits)
    This prime was found on this workunit which will automatically show as a prime result after verification by the Largest Known Primes Database.
    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us and we will surely resolve any problems.
    Once again, congratulations on your find! Thank you for participating in PrimeGrid.
    PrimeGrid staff



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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/23 05:32:12 (permalink)
    Congrats Khali! 
    I found my 2nd the other day also. So guess who’s turn it is now Bill?


     

     
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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/23 20:05:16 (permalink)
    I hope so. But I am looking for MEGA primes until the 29th, the mountain stage.
    Running GFN17mega, GFN18, GFN19, PPS and SR5. It takes a lot of luck to get one of those. Fingers are crossed.
    If it wasn't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all.  Great song, but I do get lucky once in a while! Come on lady luck.

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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/24 16:20:33 (permalink)
    I hear I have a GFN17mega in the pipeline for the 2024 M badge. Change of plans now.
    Going for GFN18 , 19 and SR5 for a jersey. Come on lady luck smile on me one more time. Please!

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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/24 19:32:07 (permalink)
    Dear Primefinder,

    Congratulations! Our records indicate that a computer registered by you has found a unique prime number. This computer is running BOINC, is attached to the PrimeGrid project, and is assigned to the Generalized Fermat Prime Search n=17 Mega (GFN-17-Mega). What makes this prime unique is that it's large enough to enter the Top 5000 List in The Largest Known Primes Database.
    Since you have auto-reporting selected, the following prime was submitted on your behalf:
    Added 137604 : 211719438^131072+1 (1091275 digits)
    This prime was found on this workunit which will automatically show as a prime result after verification by the Largest Known Primes Database.

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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/25 00:07:25 (permalink)
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    Dear Primefinder,

    Congratulations! Our records indicate that a computer registered by you has found a unique prime number. This computer is running BOINC, is attached to the PrimeGrid project, and is assigned to the Generalized Fermat Prime Search n=17 Mega (GFN-17-Mega). What makes this prime unique is that it's large enough to enter the Top 5000 List in The Largest Known Primes Database.
    Since you have auto-reporting selected, the following prime was submitted on your behalf:
    Added 137604 : 211719438^131072+1 (1091275 digits)
    This prime was found on this workunit which will automatically show as a prime result after verification by the Largest Known Primes Database.


    Very nice! Good job!



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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/25 08:25:51 (permalink)
    Congrats Bill! 


     

     
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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/25 10:07:09 (permalink)
    Thanks guys.
    With that I received my 2024 M and a 10M and a 2024. 2P badge.

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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/27 16:38:42 (permalink)
    Well what do you know? Found prime number three.
     
    Dear Primefinder,

    Congratulations! Our records indicate that a computer registered by you has found a unique prime number. This computer is running BOINC, is attached to the PrimeGrid project, and is assigned to the Proth Prime Search (LLR2). What makes this prime unique is that it's large enough to enter the Top 5000 List in The Largest Known Primes Database.
    Since you have auto-reporting selected, the following prime was submitted on your behalf:
    Added 137650 : 8467*2^1914296+1 (576265 digits)



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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/27 18:33:05 (permalink)
    Nice! Congrats

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    Re: Tour de Primes 2024 starting February 1 2024/02/28 20:32:16 (permalink)
    One for the mountain stage, need a few more. C'mon Lady Luck smile on me again. Please.
     
    Dear Primefinder,

    Congratulations! Our records indicate that a computer registered by you has found a unique prime number. This computer is running BOINC, is attached to the PrimeGrid project, and is assigned to the Generalized Fermat Prime Search n=16 (GFN-16). Since candidates on this subproject are not large enough to report to the Top 5000 Primes List, your prime is visible immediately.
    Workunit 1082272690 : 360320800^65536+1 (560772 digits)

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