What are the chances?
- 30077 · 2^10000000-1
I've got a NewPGen running on my P4 laptop 'sieving' this single candidate.
I would be quite surprised if a college of only 1175 students that sells
itself as giving its students a liberal arts education would have enough
CPU reources to back a hunt for 3Mdigit primes.
However, even one-in-a-thousand long shots do pay off, one time in a
thousand, and this is better than 1/1000 probablity:
P(k.2^10000000-1 is prime, for odd k<=30077) ~= 30077/10000000/ln(2) = 1/250
Sieved to 35G, and progressing...
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