20090611, 03:44  #23  
"Kyle"
Feb 2005
Somewhere near M52..
1623_{8} Posts 
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20090612, 17:56  #24 
Oct 2008
n00bville
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I don't think so. There are proofs that there are unlimited prime numbers. The Mersenne numbers are hitting one of them 'by accident'  I don't see a reason that this won't be in the future.
Last fiddled with by joblack on 20090612 at 17:56 
20090612, 17:58  #25 
"Kyle"
Feb 2005
Somewhere near M52..
915_{10} Posts 
Batalov was saying there is no M48. It is true there are an infinite number of primes... but it is not known if there are an infinite number of Mersenne primes. Although, if A is true then it is at least logical that B is true as well.

20090612, 18:04  #26  
Oct 2008
n00bville
2^{3}×7×13 Posts 
Quote:
Of course a reliable mathematical proof is something different and harder to do so  this is 'only' my understanding of mersenne primes. Last fiddled with by joblack on 20090612 at 18:08 

20090612, 20:52  #27 
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"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
2·3^{2}·137 Posts 
I think M48 will be somewhere in the 50M range and will be found in February 2010.

20090612, 20:57  #28 
"Kyle"
Feb 2005
Somewhere near M52..
3×5×61 Posts 

20090613, 19:04  #29 
Nov 2008
2×3^{3}×43 Posts 

20090813, 04:37  #30 
Random Account
Aug 2009
3·701 Posts 
Interesting! Nearly all predictions are before the winter solstice in 2012?
I think "when" will be based on technology and programming. I don't feel any of the current CPU's could deal with it very well, timewise. P95 assigns each core a different exponent. Perhaps that needs to be turned around: A single exponent for multiple cores to work on. I don't know what the current core limit is in P95. I know several individuals with dual quads (8 cores). One, I've been trying to get him to join. 
20090813, 05:20  #31  
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
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That's why 

20090813, 05:28  #32 
"Richard B. Woods"
Aug 2002
Wisconsin USA
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20090814, 04:00  #33  
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Aug 2009
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For the record, I do not believe in all the 2012 hype. 

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