Mersenne prime


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Mersenne prime

[mər′sen ¦prīm]
(mathematics)
A Mersenne number that is also a prime number.
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So that you don't have to go through the process of verifying it for yourself, an online collaboration called Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) - whose software Pace was running - already did that.
12 -- Mathematicians at the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) came across the bug while running Prime95 - an application used to calculate prime numbers - in their search to find Mersenne Prime numbers.
To generate the declination and right ascension angles of a galaxy, we used the Mersenne Twister algorithm [5], which is a pseudo-random number generator based on the Mersenne prime [2.
This latest giant prime number was found as part of the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), a network that harnesses the spare power of 360,000 computers around the world to look for and calculate prime numbers.
13] is a Mersenne prime, then it becomes immediate to deduce that for every integer n [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and x is a Sophie Germain prime}, observing that 233 is a Sophie Germain prime (see Abstract and definitions), then it becomes immediate to deduce that for every integer n [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
p] is a loose Mersenne prime, which is any integral prime divisor of a Mersenne composite.
One of the first projects to benefit from the volunteer computing is 'Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search', (GIMPS) (8), a mathematics project on finding the prime numbers.
Primequest The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search, a cooperative computing project, helps find a prime with nearly 13 million digits (SN Online: 9/20/08).
That fact that this discovery does nothing for global warming, worldwide hunger, pandemic AIDS, poverty, despair and war, pales in comparison to knowing that a university has discovered a Mersenne prime, 2 to the 30,402,457th power minus 1.
As well, one can get involved in one of the collaborative prime searching projects; this would make an excellent class group project; one is the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS).