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Old 2004-06-03, 14:57   #375
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So the story in Canada was picked up nationally it seems all generated from the Ottawa Citizen story which made the front page.

It was also picked up by the National Post (page 3), Winnipeg Free Press, Montreal Gazette, Calgary Herald, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Victoria Times-Colinist, Windsor Star...

So it looks like a lot of people in Canada will get a little schooling on prime numbers today. The journalist mentions GIMPS and also gives the URL to the prime7.zip file so you might see more traffic there today.

The picture never made it in the story but I will see if I can get a scan of the story (not sure of the legal issues of posting it though).

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Old 2004-06-03, 14:57   #376
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My Mom's birthday two days later!
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Old 2004-06-03, 15:22   #377
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Forgot to post this yesterday - very busy at work. My DC run, started on May 16th, finally finished. I did the first few M iterations in single-CPU mode on a 1.5GHz Itanium 2 workstation, then once I finally got a successful multithreaded build of Mlucas on that platform, split the remainder of the run between 3 CPUs of a 1.4GHz I2 and both CPUs of a 1.5GHz I2. I was expecting to finish this past Monday, but lost a couple of days to to contention for cycles on those shared machines. I'd say the average throughput I got corresponds roughly to doing the entire job on a 2-CPU 1.2GHz I2. Here are the last few dozen lines of the job-status text file:

M24036583 iteration = 24000000 clocks = 00:01:53.281. Res64: 8AEBA214CF2951CA
M24036583 iteration = 24002000 clocks = 00:01:53.306. Res64: CE36287AF4727A89
M24036583 iteration = 24004000 clocks = 00:01:53.256. Res64: FF6BEAA2452E89FE
M24036583 iteration = 24006000 clocks = 00:01:53.326. Res64: BC9B91D1CB295978
M24036583 iteration = 24008000 clocks = 00:01:53.356. Res64: 468E44F1D8C5365B
M24036583 iteration = 24010000 clocks = 00:01:53.282. Res64: 3660030AECD3D8DF
M24036583 iteration = 24012000 clocks = 00:01:53.264. Res64: C5C0577E8D077645
M24036583 iteration = 24014000 clocks = 00:01:53.293. Res64: BCD2F52FE8D81150
M24036583 iteration = 24016000 clocks = 00:01:53.304. Res64: C8DE4B158046DFDE
M24036583 iteration = 24018000 clocks = 00:01:53.281. Res64: 5E677C9FD847D28C
M24036583 iteration = 24020000 clocks = 00:01:53.255. Res64: AB770BE12D08FD6B
M24036583 iteration = 24022000 clocks = 00:01:53.292. Res64: 5C37E3756DD12BF5
M24036583 iteration = 24024000 clocks = 00:01:53.221. Res64: B3E4361AB0CDE917
M24036583 iteration = 24026000 clocks = 00:01:53.228. Res64: 6E496AA75C6B01B0
M24036583 iteration = 24028000 clocks = 00:01:53.286. Res64: 455EB811A42CBE79
M24036583 iteration = 24030000 clocks = 00:01:53.369. Res64: 01D9923459D88023
M24036583 iteration = 24032000 clocks = 00:01:53.302. Res64: BA510A88EFB1FA9C
M24036583 iteration = 24034000 clocks = 00:01:53.340. Res64: 9992E3D4B1189E72
M24036583 iteration = 24036000 clocks = 00:01:53.290. Res64: 5AE5502812F5D04D
M24036583 is a new MERSENNE PRIME!!!

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Old 2004-06-03, 20:14   #378
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Ronald Reagen's the day after that....
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Old 2004-06-04, 02:44   #379
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It was also picked up by the National Post (page 3), Winnipeg Free Press, Montreal Gazette, Calgary Herald, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Victoria Times-Colinist, Windsor Star...

Apperently, the Vancouver Sun, Province, and the Globe and Mail haven't picked up on it So the Vancouver/rest of BC area hasn't picked up on it yet. Let's hope tomorrow they do it as they have an expanded paper on Fridays and Saturdays
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Old 2004-06-04, 03:08   #380
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Nothing in the Seattle papers (or at least their websites). Not surprising. Embarrassing, but not surprising. The Post Intelligencer did have a little blurb on M13466917 from December 2001.
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Old 2004-06-04, 04:32   #381
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...which I neglected to mention previously:

May 15th was my 41st birthday.
My wife turned 41 on May 15 also! Another coincidence!

Happy simultaneous birthday!
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Old 2004-06-04, 13:36   #382
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FINALLY!!! Just like I thought... Space constraints was a problem!! Anyways, the most important thing is that they eventually did it! Here's the clip from their website, and I'll scan in a paper version later


Biggest prime number found
OTTAWA -- An Ottawa student has verified the largest prime number ever discovered, a number nearly 7.3 million digits long -- twice the length of the Bible -- that can't be divided by any number except itself and 1.


The Province still doesn't have it
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Old 2004-06-04, 15:55   #383
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It's not a coincidence... It's called "birthdays paradox"

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Old 2004-06-04, 16:16   #384
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It's not a coincidence... It's called "birthdays paradox"

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So if you get enough GIMPSers in a (virtual chat) room, it's quite likely that GIMPS will discover the Nth Mersenne prime on the Nth birthday for one (or more) of them? I guess that does make sense ... but I think it takes more than the roughly 2 dozen that the classical common-birthday thing requires.

Even more improbable is discovering the Nth Mersenne on the Nth birthday of one of the handful of people involved in the official double-checking. It's a government/space-alien conspiracy, I tellya!
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Old 2004-06-04, 17:49   #385
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So if you get enough GIMPSers in a (virtual chat) room, it's quite likely that GIMPS will discover the Nth Mersenne prime on the Nth birthday for one (or more) of them?
Having a party with enough GIMPSters, we surely will meet AT LEAST one Mersenne Prime discoverer (maybe more) on a Mersenne Prime discovery Anniversary that is a birthday for someone...

And more, next year will be YOUR 42nd birthday (God bless Douglas Adams), so you are among those who are thought to discover M42.

Amazing...

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