[RC5]V3...Lets beat the GIMPS effort

CompuPC1 at aol.com CompuPC1 at aol.com
Tue Aug 18 21:41:03 EDT 1998


I don't know a lot about GIMPS, but if for some reason a prime search, if you
will, were interrupted, would you have to start over, loosing weeks worth of
progress?

In a message dated 8/18/98 7:38:09 PM Central Daylight Time, jwoods at delta.com
writes:

> This has been well debated on the GIMPS list.... It just isn't possible to
>  distribute a given Lucas-Lehmer Mersenne test amongst multiple computers.
>  About all d.net could bring to the table is 25,000 computers, each taking
>  2-3 weeks per complete test.

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