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View Poll Results: Of the following, which will be reported first?
M1061 factored 8 18.60%
MM127 factored 1 2.33%
'M42' found 24 55.81%
M13466917 proved to be M39 10 23.26%
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Old 2004-09-15, 20:48   #1
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Which of the following milestones will happen first?
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Old 2004-09-16, 08:03   #2
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I assume you mean "finding at least one factor of MM127 and prove the number composite".
Comlpletely factoring would be rather difficult...
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Old 2004-09-16, 11:26   #3
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I vote "M13466917 proved to be M39".
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Old 2004-09-16, 23:28   #4
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I vote "M13466917 proved to be M39".
How far are we from that? I think that we will find a factor for M1061 or find M42 first.
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Old 2004-09-16, 23:52   #5
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How far are we from that? I think that we will find a factor for M1061 or find M42 first.
http://www.mersenne.org/status.htm:
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Countdown to proving M(13466917) is the 39th Mersenne Prime: 27,655
What really bothers me is "Countdown to testing all exponents below M(13466917) once: 3" - this hasn't changed more a long time. Hurry up, you 3!!!
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Old 2004-09-20, 08:15   #6
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What really bothers me is "Countdown to testing all exponents below M(13466917) once: 3" - this hasn't changed more a long time. http://mersenneforum.org/images/smil...ra/furious.gif Hurry up, you 3!!! http://mersenneforum.org/images/smilies/extra/rant.gif http://mersenneforum.org/images/smilies/extra/wink.gif
It may be helpful to keep in mind that if the assignments being handled by slow computers were instead handled by fast computers, the assignments that would formerly be assigned to those fast computers would go undone as long as the fast computers were diverted to the "slower" assignments -- a net loss for GIMPS because that would delay progress toward future milestones. IOW, it's better for GIMPS to proceed at an overall speed of 101 than at a speed of 100. :-)

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Old 2004-09-20, 18:51   #7
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I know that the current distribution is ideal for GIMPS (which - different from similar projects - doesn't put away a k once a prime is found) - nevertheless, that "3" disturbs me...

BTW, it has decreased to 2!
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Old 2004-09-24, 17:52   #8
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Don't forget the error rate of 1.5%. There are about 400-500 exponents left that had a faulty first test (but we don't know yet which ones they are).
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Old 2004-10-15, 21:35   #9
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How about changing "MM127 factored" to "MM127 proven prime"?

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Old 2004-10-15, 21:37   #10
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I'm sure that it will be the VERY last of the four that the milestones will occur in order.
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Old 2004-10-15, 21:39   #11
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It seems very unlikely that someone would successfully find a factor for MM127.
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