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Old 2009-04-24, 01:02   #5
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<Homer Simpson drooling noise> One...billion...PCs

Do you realize what one billion PCs could do for GIMPS every night?! Granted, some of them are probably old or have to run intensive jobs overnight, but wow. We'd have to extend the exponent assignments into the billions to keep up!

When you think about how many computers there really are in the world, it's really quite surprising that *only* 100,000 have signed up for GIMPS. Suppose we could swell that number even just by a factor of 10...
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