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304Re: [PrimeNumbers] Update

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  • Ben Bradley
    Feb 4 8:27 PM
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      At 12:39 AM 2/5/01 +0100, znz@... wrote:
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      >The largest known ordinary prime is 4^7057-3 (4249 digits), proved

      I'd like to see a definition for 'ordinary prime'.
      I can guess from having been on this list that it's ordinary in
      that it take a general-number-primality-proving algorithm to prove
      it rather than an algorithm that only works for special forms but is
      much faster.

      >prime by Preda Mihailescu in March 1999 using cyclotomy primality
      >proving.
      >
      >See at
      >http://www.loria.fr/~zimmerma/records/primes.html
      >
      >Marcel Martin

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