[rc5] Mersenne Primes

Stephen Reid sreid at tislink.com
Wed Oct 22 19:45:18 EDT 1997


On Wednesday, October 22, 1997 6:40 PM, Geoffrey Faivre-Malloy 
[SMTP:gjf at mindspring.com] wrote:
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> Congratulations to those who were lucky enough to find the right key.  I
> don't know about everyone else but I feel this empty sinking feeling in my
> stomach after having my computer run for so many hours attempting to crack
> the key.
>
> Bovine has been kind enough to get a 64 bit version out quickly and this is
> good.  However, if you aren't interested in running the 64 bit RC5 and would
> like to start running primes now, you can do so easily with PrimeNet.  What
> is PrimeNet you ask?  PrimeNet is the distributed way to crack Mersenne
> Primes.  Comes complete with statistics, cacheing of exponents, etc.
>
> Check it out at:  http://entropia.com/primenet/primenet.html
>
> G-Man
>
> "Success is nothing more than going from failure to failure with undiminished
>
> enthusiasm." - Win
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> iQA/AwUBNE6O4Q+FA35lRYFDEQJevgCgnr7D60cLb2UGN6B2M9s358MbKG0An3ck
> MdG3WUG/2uYjFNT7bAxeUXZk
> =1LTA
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I say screw the primes, let's do 64-bit!

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