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join us to find the largest prime number!

Postby Antony » Sun 11 Dec, 2011 5:57 am

I am sure many of you have spare computers or computers left on while not really using it, why don't you donate a fraction of your computer's CPU and help us find the largest prime.(*)

To join, head to Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) website.
Download the software of your platform there.
Create an account with GIMPS.
Then join the SillyDog701 Team

(*) There's an award for people who find the largest prime number. (detail)

If prime number is not your interest, there are many other projects such as BOINC, World Community Grid... etc. (I am sure Richard can tell you more about those.)
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Re: join us to find the largest prime number!

Postby richard mitnick » Thu 23 Aug, 2012 2:50 pm

At BOINC, we did have a prime project, Mersenne@home, based in Poland, but they shut down.
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Re: join us to find the largest prime number!

Postby Edward » Tue 20 Nov, 2012 7:25 pm

Did they ever find it?
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