--- Torbjorn_Alm <torbjorn.alm@...
> I have been doing some search on PAP:s during the years.
> The first attempt was don 1968, but the available computer power
> was too expensive and too slow, even if we were on the right track.
> (Hans Riesel, BIT 10(1970)333,342).
> Later I picked up the algorithms and made much better programs
> along with with better computers.
> I have a nice collection of PAP:s with up to 17 terms.
> If you plot log (first term) aginst number of terms, it is fairly
> straight. An extrapolation indicates that the first term for
> PAP23 would be about 4*10^13 and for PAP24 would be about 2*10^14.
> The sieve eliminates all numbers without 14 terms with no factor
> below 400. It means that only every 5000 needs to be tested
> extensivly. The current speed is 10^10 per hour on a 850 PIII.
Thinks out loud...
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