--- "S.R.Sudarshan Iyengar" <

sudarshansr@...> wrote:

> Dear friends,

>

> What is the biggest prime known so far?

http://primepages.org/largest.html
2^13466917-1 4053946 Cameron, Woltman, Kurowski, GIMPS 2001

(notes)

> What is the biggest known twin prime?

http://primepages.org/largest.html
318032361.2^107001�1 32220 Underbakke, Carmody, PrimeForm 2001

> Where can I get more details about the ways through

> which(algorithms) prime numbers are computed.

http://primepages.org/
In particlular "Finding primes & proving primality" ->

http://primepages.org/prove/index.html
Phil

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