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  • I want my blog to appear in 4 or 5 places so different people in different commmunities will read it. reply mersenne

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  • April 17, 2009 the search for mersenne primes helps mathematicians harness personal computers around the world to search for really large prime numbers

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  • A nice feature of the PRNG in the statistics library is that it has a cleaner interface than mersenne-random.

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  • As the numbers indicate, the MWC256 implementation in the statistics library is up to 3 times faster than the mersenne-random library, and often faster than the C code you'd expect to encounter in practice.

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  • GIMPS harnesses the power of thousands of small computers like yours to search for these "needles in a haystack". www. mersenne.org as of 9 / 11 / 08.

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  • The chance of finding a mersenne prime is pretty low, and takes about 2 months on a reasonably decent processor running 24 / 7 to confirm a single number.

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  • mersenne numbers are the series of numbers which are one less than a power of 2. Mersenne was a 17 cent mathematician monk. Mersenne primes are the subset of mersenne numbers which are prime - the first few being 3, 7, 31, 127 ... 47 of them have been discovered but it may be that there are an infinite number.

    January 9, 2013