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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Possible to write my own Collatz app? (Message 19899)
Posted 1210 days ago by blub
Just now I'm writing my first Verilog design for FPGAs. As it is just calculating collatz series and returning the longest few it finds, I was wandering if it was possible to integrate it with collatz@home.

My idea was a python script which claims to be a boinc client, connects to the collatz server, gets a workunit, calculates it on the fpga and reports back. If this was possible to do it would certainly be a motivation boost.

As far as I can see the Workunit is just a file with the number to start on? How does the client know how long to keep crunching? Hardcoded in the App? and what is reported back? only the longest series

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