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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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.
57 885 161] - 1 was announced by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMP) project (see: http://en.
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].
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.
PrimeNet runs on the Entropia network for the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), a worldwide high-performance computing search that primarily benefits mathematical theorists, but also interests participants ranging from elementary students and homemakers to scientists.
org announced today that Michael Cameron, a 20 year-old participant in the worldwide mathematics research project called the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), has discovered the largest known prime number using his PC connected to the Entropia Mersenne Grid.
for any n > 1, with equality if and only if w(n) = 1 and 2n-1 is a Mersenne prime.