20101209, 19:00  #23 
Dec 2007
Cleves, Germany
23^{2} Posts 

20101211, 08:51  #24  
"Kyle"
Feb 2005
Somewhere near M50..sshh!
2×3×149 Posts 
Quote:


20101211, 08:59  #25 
"Nathan"
Jul 2008
Maryland, USA
2133_{8} Posts 
Only problem is that this single exponent (which is now holding up *two* milestones) is being run on a P3 by a user who updates only every 28 days, and is not due to finish the test until May of next year...
...yeah, yeah, I know, 100.00000001 is *still* faster than 100, and all that jazz. 
20101211, 09:04  #26 
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
3·2,591 Posts 
I suspect that there will be a real early double check of that number completed soon enough.

20101211, 09:29  #27 
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
2·3·13·83 Posts 
Even allowing for the 10M digit prize distorting steady
progress somewhat, you might hope that the person entrusted with this (now rather special) LL test would be sufficiently conscious of its significance to (at least) keep his machine running 24/7. David 
20101211, 09:42  #28  
"Nathan"
Jul 2008
Maryland, USA
5·223 Posts 
Quote:
I guess it might be considered prodding if George were to email him/her and let them know that they are 93% of the way to their place in mathematical history (proving the order of not one, but two Mersenne primes!)... 

20101211, 11:17  #29  
Dec 2007
Cleves, Germany
23^{2} Posts 
Quote:
There's not even a place in history for completing the last doublecheck test below X. And neither of which proves the order of any Mersenne Primes, for common definitions of "order". 

20101211, 11:51  #30 
Jun 2010
Kiev, Ukraine
3×19 Posts 
Maybe we will get another (read "Don't care about 100.00000001 > 100) opinion as soon as this assignment holds 34 Milestones ^.^
Last fiddled with by Commaster on 20101211 at 11:51 
20101211, 13:28  #31  
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"Tim Sorbera"
Aug 2006
San Antonio, TX USA
17×251 Posts 
Quote:
I'm not going to argue about what constitutes a "place in history", but completing the last doublecheck test below X does prove the order of a Mersenne prime when X is a Mersenne prime, i.e. it proves that since no unknown primes exist below X, that we know that X is the Zth Mersenne number, instead of being uncertain which Mersenne number it is. (in this situation, this is the last firsttime test below X, so it's not 100% certain yet) If you have a looser definition of "proving" an "order", this might instead be the last firsttime test below X, or when only a certain relatively low number of firsttime or doublechecks remain below X. Last fiddled with by MiniGeek on 20101211 at 13:33 

20101211, 14:20  #32 
"Brian"
Jul 2007
The Netherlands
2×23×71 Posts 
The completed firsttime tests below M(37156667) must include thousands of incorrect results. So why the fuss about one incompleted test?

20101211, 14:52  #33 
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
6474_{10} Posts 
His/her Mnumber has a significantly better chance of being prime
than any other, and fewer than 10M digits would be a turn up for the history books. David Last fiddled with by davieddy on 20101211 at 14:58 
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