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Old 2018-12-23, 00:29   #1
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In the "pre-computer era" two obvious nominees are Édouard Lucas and Frank Nelson Cole.
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Old 2018-12-23, 00:48   #2
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One of the people that may be on your list that is Nickel of Nickel and Noll. She has changed her name. If you can get a copy of the Mersennewiki from Mike, I did some bios on several folks. You should be able to search for the entries marked as people.
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Old 2018-12-23, 01:45   #3
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I trust everyone is familiar with Guy Haworth's technical report from the 1980s, with lots of old historical information.
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Old 2018-12-27, 01:49   #4
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Some posts are moved here as housekeeping. My intent will probably be to not emphasize, duplicate, or even mention discoverers of Mersenne primes, beyond providing a link to a list maintained elsewhere, unless perhaps there are particular other reasons to include certain individuals among them. For example, Lucas and Lehmer provided the definitive primality test.

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Old 2018-12-27, 17:53   #5
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I trust everyone is familiar with Guy Haworth's technical report from the 1980s, with lots of old historical information.
Thanks for posting that, I had not seen that one. Is there anything like it covering the next 20 years or so? Preferably not behind someone's paywall.

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Old 2018-12-27, 19:43   #6
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User GBValor Guillermo Ballester Valor worked on GLucas (sourceforge) and was regular on the forum until 2013 It was a 3rd different software used to verify (Prime95 and MLucas).

Jeff Gilchrist and Tony Reix (T.Rex) provided "big iron" of different hardware types, before GPU's and cloud were a thing, to verify GIMPS primes. They provided a useful service when most first time tests were taking a month and there wasn't the quick re-run of the last few iterations.

Alex ATH also in working on the cloud front.

Writers of the software for GPU's.

Chris Halsall for working on the GPU TF coordination project GPUto72

Mike for starting and hosting the forum.
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Old 2018-12-28, 04:15   #7
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Shoichiro (msft) Yamada, as the guy who started all the fuss with cudaLucas and did first working versions. Without him we would have no GPU LL today, at all.

Bill (Dubslow) Winslow and Jerry (flashjh) Hallet who continued to develop cudaLucas, support it, and upgrade it, and provide executables for all platforms, after msft stopped developing it.

(edit: Dubslow is also the author of the aliquot-related "blue page" which saves us a lot of headache when we do factoring adventures)

Oliver (TheJudger) Weihe who started all the fuss with mfaktc, without him we would have no GPU TF today. He is still supporting and developing mfaktc.

Bertram (Bdot) Franz for porting mfaktc to opencl and AMD cards, without him there will be no mfakto today. We didn't see him for a while, we hope he is well.

James Heinrich for the very useful mersenne-related site.

I know it sounds like obituary but we really respect these guys here, who not only take from community, but also gave back a lot. Also, we may have got some of their real names wrong, if there is any discrepancy, the forum name should "prime", and please forgive us for the short memory.

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Old 2019-01-17, 04:52   #8
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One of the people that may be on your list that is Nickel of Nickel and Noll. She has changed her name. If you can get a copy of the Mersennewiki from Mike, I did some bios on several folks. You should be able to search for the entries marked as people.
She's mentioned here: (both names) http://www.isthe.com/chongo/tech/mat...ime_press.html

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Old 2019-01-17, 06:28   #9
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Nickel and Noll are again available at the new PrimeWiki from the old MersenneWiki, others to come.
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