13 Million-Digit Prime Number Shows B...

13 Million-Digit Prime Number Shows Benefits of Distributed Computing Projects

There are 9 comments on the www.findingdulcinea.com story from Oct 2, 2008, titled 13 Million-Digit Prime Number Shows Benefits of Distributed Computing Projects. In it, www.findingdulcinea.com reports that:

The mathematics department at UCLA discovered a 12,978,189-digit prime number using a "grassroots supercomputer" of 100,000 computers worldwide.

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Ursula B

Lenni, PA

#1 Oct 2, 2008
It's not really a 13-million-digit prime number. It's relly a 12,978,189-digit prime number. So those 100,000 computers have some more work to do.
And when they're done there, they can work on world peace.
truthist

United States

#2 Oct 2, 2008
Ursula B wrote:
It's not really a 13-million-digit prime number. It's relly a 12,978,189-digit prime number. So those 100,000 computers have some more work to do.
And when they're done there, they can work on world peace.
What a great idea!

PEACE..

(Health and safety projects lead to peace.)
Philip

Lenni, PA

#3 Oct 2, 2008
nerds. Nerds. NERDS!

“You a magnet of my fignation.”

Since: Feb 08

Over by 'dere.

#4 Oct 2, 2008
May I see the number please? Could someone type it in?
Not a nerd

River Edge, NJ

#5 Oct 2, 2008
Oooh, we figured out a really big number! Hooray! Hey, maybe we can, oh, I dunno, use some of that time and energy and brain power to solve some REAL problems instead of playing with numbers.

Since: Jul 08

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Oct 2, 2008
Not a nerd wrote:
Oooh, we figured out a really big number! Hooray! Hey, maybe we can, oh, I dunno, use some of that time and energy and brain power to solve some REAL problems instead of playing with numbers.
You're showing your ignorance for all to see. Prime number solving has many important corollaries.
cmd

Biassono, Italy

#7 Oct 16, 2008
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discussione:Form...

see "discussione" for solution.
cmd

Milan, Italy

#8 Oct 28, 2008
but then there is anyone who reads them feedback?

http://cmdxbdpq.blogspot.com/2008/10/1.html

cmd ( italian style of italian men )
awolola samuel olumide

Satellite Provider

#9 Aug 24, 2009
pls can we see the number

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