Comments on: Mersenne Prime Search
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Comments on MetaFilter post Mersenne Prime SearchFri, 07 Jul 2000 11:51:30 -0800Fri, 07 Jul 2000 11:51:30 -0800en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss60Mersenne Prime Search
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<a href="http://www.mersenne.org/prime.htm">Mersenne Prime Search</a> is a distributed computing project much like <a href="http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/">Seti@home</a>, except instead of searching for aliens, you're in the running for $100,000 and a place in math history (shouldn't your computer actually be the one that goes into the math history books?).post:www.metafilter.com,2000:site.2381Fri, 07 Jul 2000 09:53:53 -0800mathowiedistributedcomputingmathmathematicsMersenneprimesPrimeNumbersBy: thirteen
http://www.metafilter.com/2381/Mersenne-Prime-Search#12149
This is terribly exciting to me, but how can I choose between having my computer search for aliens, and search for numbers. I have a bunch of old mac's and pc's lying around, it might be time to press them back into service.comment:www.metafilter.com,2000:site.2381-12149Fri, 07 Jul 2000 11:51:30 -0800thirteen