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A new milestone: +100 primes over 100,000 digits

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  • Yves Gallot
    Happy New Year to all, It s starting well for me: my computers did a good job during my break holidays and found the new 388847-digit prime 857678^65536+1. Did
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 2, 2002
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      Happy New Year to all,

      It's starting well for me: my computers did a good job during my break
      holidays and found the new 388847-digit prime 857678^65536+1.

      Did you notice that just before the end of 2001 (December 28), David
      Underbakke submitted the prime 2643978^16384+1 that was the 100th known over
      100,000 digits. In fact, the year ended with 101 primes over 100,000 digits
      because of 1210354^32768+1 found by Hans Rosenthal on December 29.
      Chris Caldwell wrote "In 1984 Samuel Yates defined a titanic prime to be any
      prime with at least 1,000 digits. When he introduced this term there were
      only 110 such primes known.". Less than 20 years later, there is going to be
      more than 110 primes with at least 100,000 digits!

      Yves
    • paulmillscv
      Hello Yves, Thank you Mr Euro Gallot for a concise piece of information describing where computer primers are in the search for infinity. David, please say
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 2, 2002
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        Hello Yves,
        Thank you Mr 'Euro' Gallot for a concise piece of information
        describing where computer primers are in the search for infinity.
        David, please say something witiful so that I can feel happy again.

        regards,
        Paul Mills.

        --- In primenumbers@y..., "Yves Gallot" <galloty@o...> wrote:
        > Happy New Year to all,
        >
        > It's starting well for me: my computers did a good job during my
        break
        > holidays and found the new 388847-digit prime 857678^65536+1.
        >
        > Did you notice that just before the end of 2001 (December 28), David
        > Underbakke submitted the prime 2643978^16384+1 that was the 100th
        known over
        > 100,000 digits. In fact, the year ended with 101 primes over
        100,000 digits
        > because of 1210354^32768+1 found by Hans Rosenthal on December 29.
        > Chris Caldwell wrote "In 1984 Samuel Yates defined a titanic prime
        to be any
        > prime with at least 1,000 digits. When he introduced this term
        there were
        > only 110 such primes known.". Less than 20 years later, there is
        going to be
        > more than 110 primes with at least 100,000 digits!
        >
        > Yves
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