20190211, 17:59  #1 
Feb 2019
2·13 Posts 
How do I get a bigger number to test ?
Hi there,
I`m new here. When I started the test "PrimeNet" I got the number M51878231. But I want to test a bigger number than M82589933. How I can do that? 
20190211, 18:22  #2 
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
2^{2}×5×461 Posts 
Welcome! Glad you could join the effort.
When you first join you get a lower number to double check (we want to be certain that we didn't miss a new prime because of an error), this is normal, even if you asked for a world record number to test. This double check will also show if your machine is ok or if it is producing errors. If your machine doesn't match the results of other machines, then it is not wise to put it to work searching for a new WR. So, the server will see if the results you turn in match with others. If they do, then you will get assigned bigger numbers. It should only take a week or so for your machine to turn in a double check. You will likely get 2 to start. (You have to turn in a good result before you start a first time check and you will get assigned a second assignment before the first is done, so you have available work if you don't have internet contact the moment the first one is done.) This is all normal and you should start getting the bigger numbers soon. Also, about once a year (or more often) you will get another double check, to make sure your machine is healthy. At some point as your machine gets older, it will get moved to double checks all of the time, or a different type of work. Just sit tight for a little while and you get the numbers you want. 
20190211, 18:57  #3 
Feb 2019
2×13 Posts 
Thank you for the fast answer. Now I know how it works. At the moment I have problems with the internet connection. If the problem is resolved I start with the double check.

20190211, 19:37  #4 
"Curtis"
Feb 2005
Riverside, CA
11026_{8} Posts 
You don't need an internet connection to run the test; only to report the result. You should run the test while you're solving your connection problems.

20190212, 16:20  #5 
Feb 2019
26_{10} Posts 
Ok, I thought I need an internet connection because the intermediate data will be send regularly during the test to the PrimeNet server. But, If you only need an internet connection to tell the result at the end of the test, so much the better.
And I suppose, this approach is not only valid for the double check of a smaller number but later also for the verification of bigger numbers, right? And in my case, the numbers are probably checked using the LucasLehmer primality test, correct? 
20190212, 21:45  #6  
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
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Quote:
Traditionally numbers have been tested using the LL test, because it can give an absolute answer if a number is prime. Recently the PRP test has started to be used to show that numbers are not prime. Numbers that have had a PRP first time test should have a PRP double check. The server handles that. 

20190212, 22:13  #7 
Feb 2019
2×13 Posts 
All right, thank you for the answer.

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