20110919, 17:04  #1 
Dec 2010
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GaussianMersenne & EisensteinMersenne primes
Hello!
Are there any projects or plans to search for GaussianMersenne & EisensteinMersenne primes? I've noticed some GaussianMersenne primes in the top 5000. It looks like they've found 38 of them. Apparently, no large EisensteinMersenne primes have been discovered. Just curious. It seems like PrimeGrid would be a great platform for such a project... 
20110919, 17:32  #2  
"Bob Silverman"
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20110919, 17:36  #3 
Mar 2006
Germany
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See here for a current status of GaussianMersenne primes search.
P.S. Also https://mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=19655 and https://mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=19235 
20221213, 14:08  #4 
Dec 2022
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I don't see any status there, but I didn't page through the whole thread.
There's now an Eisenstein Mersenne in the top 5000, though Caldwell refuses to recognise such a category to parallel the Gaussian Mersennes  it is instead listed as Phi(3, 31118781 + 1)/3 (generalized unique) which is puzzling as normally a number that size with a denominator can't be proved prime (and his list excludes PRPs). That it can be rewritten without one is not obvious from that. There are now 26 Eisenstein Mersennes and 41 Gaussian Mersennes; considering the search limits, that is very close indeed to the theoretical 2/3 ratio. 
20221214, 04:45  #5  
"99(4^34019)99 palind"
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20221214, 07:19  #6  
"Serge"
Mar 2008
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"You asked for it? You got it! Toyota!" (a forgotten slogan from '90s) Anyway, Phi(3,3^a+1)/3 = what is it? Phi(3,x) = ๐ท_{3}(x) = x^2+x+1, so :: Phi(3,3^a+1)/3 = ((3^a+1)^2+3^a+1+1)/3 = (3^{2a}+2*3^a+1+3^a+1+1)/3 = 3^{2a1}+3^{a}+1, and then you simply use the N1 proof (because N1 is nearly 50% fully factored, >> 33% factored). Same for GaussianMersennes. More questions? 

20221214, 13:49  #7 
Dec 2022
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I had already done that calculation for the general case, proving the the GMs and EMs are unique primes. They are also expressible easily as x^2 + y^2 and x^2 + xy + y^2 (respectively) with x and y consecutive, and therefore subsequences of OEIS A027862 and A002407, primes of those forms.
How do you think I knew that was an EM, anyway? I was saying that, though both expressions are correct, Caldwell really should give the one used to discover and prove it rather than one that may cause even momentary confusion as to "what is this number doing here?". 
20221214, 16:22  #8  
"Serge"
Mar 2008
Phi(4,2^7658614+1)/2
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Second, you give him surprisingly low credit in several ways: a) he actually knows math (he is a full Math Professor! :) ) and if you ever tried to submit some nonsense 'prime' to his site, then you would know what he always does: first his server does computations, second  he contacts the submitter, third  he deletes if he dosn't get an answer. b) Caldwell _does_ prove every submission, independently (except very few special ones, and then, only from users with math reputation, e.g. Woltman, Enge, ECPP people)  and this is _also_ on his webpages. Scroll the pages. What is there in them, in the middle? c) have you actually read the webpage for this prime? It has a comment that lists the second representation of this prime. Your confusion is not something Caldwell can help, if you behave willfully ignorantly. 

20221214, 16:43  #9  
"Serge"
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20221215, 14:08  #10 
Dec 2022
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I gave my opinion. Whether I consider it worth my time to try to change his mind is not even your business. You have not actually argued against said opinion and the fact that you posted the comment on the prime's page indicates that you might well agree with it.
I don't read, much less remember, every page on Caldwell's site, so if you want to direct me to a specific point you need to point out what page it is on. I in fact didn't even recall that there were pages for individual primes. All your points are irrelevant to mine anyway, even if completely true, and the fact that the second representation was added by you yourself completely defeats that one. And your second post is quite obviously "automatic gainsaying". I won't reply to the silly insinuations, and I don't understand why you want to derail threads with your ignorant and uncivil  I'm not sure what noun applies, so readers may fill in the blank ;) Last fiddled with by Andrew Usher on 20221215 at 14:08 
20221215, 20:15  #11 
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Is this the relevant page: https://primes.utm.edu/top20/page.php?id=41 ?

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