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

Oct 2, 2008 | Posted by: findingDulcinea_KED | Full story: www.findingdulcinea.com

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

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Oct 2, 2008
 

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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

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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

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Oct 2, 2008
 
nerds. Nerds. NERDS!

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Since: Feb 08

Over by 'dere.

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

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Oct 2, 2008
 

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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

Tijeras, NM

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

see "discussione" for solution.
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Cinisello Balsamo, Italy

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

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

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awolola samuel olumide

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Aug 24, 2009
 
pls can we see the number

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