20200909, 03:53  #56 
Romulan Interpreter
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Jun 2011
Thailand
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Man, if you wrote such thing in pari, then you are already "familiar" with C more than you imagine. You can give it a try using either libpari or gwnum, to avoid implementing some things from scratch (but sieving and such, there are a lot of functions and readymade implementations already). C is extremely simple, only few instructions to learn, haha, it will be the OS you will have to struggle with (like, writing C for Windows or for Linux may be sometimes two different worlds). But you don't know until you try. Give it a try, and there are many guys here who can help you (me included). Just ask.
Perl, on the other hand, is a different animal. It took me some time and effort to learn to deal with regexes, even after 20 or 30 years of programming experience, and even so, I never wrote more than few scripts in Perl (and I consider myself a very strong programmer in C, many flavors of assembler, Pascal, Fortran, Basic, Lisp). Of course, your mileage may vary, some people here (like Chalsall and DanaJ, who both of them eat Perl on butter every morning for breakfast, I assume) will tell you a different story. But you have to try first. While you don't buy that lottery ticket, you can't win. Last fiddled with by LaurV on 20200909 at 04:00 
20200910, 17:54  #57 
Jul 2014
2·19 Posts 
To test the correctness of your implementation, first search for known large Twins (I assume that's what your looking for) to verify it finds them. Once you know the structure of the program is correct you can use any generator you want, dependent upon the capacity of your hardware to accommodate it.
If you use P23 or P29 you ideally want as many parallel threads as possible. GPUs would be very nice to use in this case, though a Super Computer would be the most ideal platform, more for its memory capacity than just pure speed and threads. If you are concerned about speed, you need to use a compiled language that has good/mature multithreading capability, though you can use Perl, etc, to code a proofofconcept design to get working. All my original coding was done in Ruby, which allowed my to easily and quickly play with different implementations. I then translated that code into Rust, Nim, Crystal, and D multithreaded versions, and tested their results to Ruby. First, study my code to know exactly what and why its doing. Then start slow. Know what and why the results should be at each stage of your code for each section. The algorithm is very simple, if you understand it. Once you do, you can run it on any platform in your language(s) of choice. If you need help post code on git[hublab], or a gist, or email me. 
20201024, 14:20  #58 
Jul 2014
2·19 Posts 
There's a Rust forum post (2020/10/22) about a package to use Rust on GPUs.
https://users.rustlang.org/t/introd...gpu01/50499 I don't have a GPU, so I don't have the hardware to play with it. For those who do, this package should (?) provide the basics to implement the algorithm on GPUs, which (if properly done) increase performance significantly, while extending the number space range too. https://github.com/EmbarkStudios/rus...eases/tag/v0.1 
20210814, 17:33  #59 
Jul 2014
2·19 Posts 
This is the 1 year anniversary from the posting of the current paper so I wanted to update the twinprimes code implementations that have occurred in 2021.
The Rust implementation is the fastest, by a good amount compared to the others. Rust https://gist.github.com/jzakiya/b96b...eb3f35eb437225 Nim & C++ have comparable speed as I used GCC to compile both, though Nim can also use Clang, which produces a smaller binary, but not generally as fast (at least when I used previous versions, haven't used latest). Nim https://gist.github.com/jzakiya/6c7e...dd62e3e3b2341e C++ https://gist.github.com/jzakiya/fa76...599983be175a3f D https://gist.github.com/jzakiya/ae93...c7f97ff8ad0f61 Go and Crystal (current 1.1.1) don't have a true parallel processing model, but do concurrency. Both of these implementation work (produce correct output values of twinprimes), but are slower compared to the above versions. They both have memory use issues, and can eat through system mem as input values increase. The Go version is particularly bad at eating memory, but I was told that could be fixed by using modules with newest versions. If anyone wants to update it to make it better please do. Crystal https://gist.github.com/jzakiya/2b65...792f16c63a8ac4 Go https://gist.github.com/jzakiya/fbc7...0ff7c2476373d9 There's also a Java version done by someone else that was posted earlier in this thread. There are some possible architectural tweaks to use system threads more efficiently that I haven't been able to pursue yet, but when I get the time I'll see if my ideas on them will produce faster results. FYI, with very minor changes, this code will also find Cousin Primes (prime pairs that differ by 4), since all you mostly have to do is use the residue pairs that differ by 4, than differ by 2 (the number of those residue pairs are the same as the number for twinprime residue pairs.) 
20210820, 01:07  #60 
Jul 2014
2·19 Posts 
FYI, I just found and corrected a subtle variable size error, so please use updated C++ version for 2021/8/19.

20210821, 17:58  #61 
Jul 2014
38_{10} Posts 
Found and corrected in the Crystal version a subtle variable Typing error for one variable.
The Crystal version now works over the full 64bit range, but repeats a runtime WARNING about allocation of large blocks of memory for very large u64 inputs. Will see if I can get them to fix that (current is 1.1.1). Again, Crystal currently doesn't do "true" parallelism (it's more like Go), so it doesn't have as good performance as Rust, Nim, and C++ versions, yet. 
20210821, 19:41  #62 
Jul 2014
2·19 Posts 
Update:
This is for Linux based systems. Crystal uses LLVM for its backend. To suppress the encountered GC WARNING message use the directive: GC_LARGE_ALLOC_WARN_INTERVAL=n Set n > number of twinpair threads for the chosen Prime Generator (PG). Example for P13 with 1485 twinpairsthreads: $ GC_LARGE_ALLOC_WARN_INTERVAL=1500 CRYSTAL_WORKERS=8 ./twinprimes_ssoz 1299966672300000 1298760077778888 
20211126, 20:18  #63 
Jul 2014
2·19 Posts 
I finally finished my video on Proof of the Twin Prime and Polignac's Conjectures I'd been working on awhile, based on the contents of my paper.
I made it accessible for the general public, using lots of pictures/graphs/visuals, and explain terminology. I also I added more elementary stuff, and a simple deterministic primality test as well. It should be much more user friendly than the paper, for all. If I get the time, I'll turn more of my papers into videos, including construction of my sieves. I'm also thinking of creating a whole video course based on them, but that will take much more time and work. (Simplest) Proof of the Twin Primes and Polignac's Conjectures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCUiPknHtfY Jabari Zakiya Last fiddled with by jzakiya on 20211126 at 20:19 
20211126, 21:22  #64 
Sep 2002
Database er0rr
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I don't know about what you are driving at, but isn't a bit like "Goldbach"  strong numerical evidence but no proof?
Anyway here is an interesting youtube video on prime gaps which sounds related... 
20211126, 22:06  #65 
Jul 2014
2×19 Posts 
That video is only related to my video in that it also talks about prime gaps.
I show, using Prime Generator Theory (PGT), and Prime Generators (PGs), the systematic nature of how and why the prime gaps exist, and their distribution. The bottom line is, using PGT you see there can never be a last prime pair for any gap size. 
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