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Originally Posted by Citrix
Is there a limit on the size of the k, your program can handle? I would like to test higher values like 3^32 and 3^64 etc.

The current limit for k is 2^321. It is not a simple matter to increase that without affecting the sieve speed for general sequences.
It would be possible to write a seperate sieve routine that accepts k=a^b where a and b can each be up to 2^321. However there are other parts of the program that will limit the speed as b becomes large. In particular the prime sieve generates all primes and then checks to see if each one is of the correct form, this will become very ineffcient when b gets large, and in any case you will soon need to check factors larger than 2^62 which is the modular multiplication limit for the current code.
Have you tried one of these sieves?:
GFNsieve,
AthGFNsieve.
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Does your program have a prover code to submit primes found using your program.

The entry is
Srsieve.