20060107, 01:34  #1 
Dec 2005
2×3^{3} Posts 
what happens next?
"We have 1556088 untested values left under n=50 Million"
One day when all these untested values are done, what happens? Does the project end? Or does it restart sieving and PRP'ing for some higher value like n=100 million? (for example) 
20060107, 02:33  #2 
Jun 2003
1,579 Posts 
We haven't thought that far. It will take atleast 10 years to get there, if we had all the computers from GIMPS.
This is the short answer. Though we are hoping we will find all the primes (12 left to be found) soon and the project would end by 50 million. We are open to suggestions, if you have any. Citrix edit: If the project is incomplete at that time and we have enough computing power, I personally would like to continue to a higher value. Last fiddled with by Citrix on 20060107 at 02:35 
20060107, 05:06  #3 
Dec 2005
2·3^{3} Posts 
10 years??
Oh well... plenty of work for the future then. By the way... what's the relation between these untested values and the candidates in the prp range reservation thread? There are so few candidates comparing to the untested values... 
20060107, 05:29  #4  
Jun 2003
1,579 Posts 
Quote:
All untested numbers need to be PRPed. The numbers in the PRP reservation thread are the numbers most likely to produce a prime and the numbers that are easiest to PRP right now. Citrix 

20060107, 12:14  #5 
"Erling B."
Dec 2005
2^{3}·11 Posts 
I am rather new to this prime hunting but I would like to go after 10 million digit prime.
It will take time..... if I am correct any PRP candidate will take 3 month to 1 year depending on today computerpower you have. Starting sieve some 10 million digit range wery deep would be fine by me. Maybe it is boring for some one not having any results for looooong time. 
20060107, 15:54  #6 
Jun 2005
373 Posts 
if you want to be the one who discovers the 10 million digit prime, the best would be to refer to GIMPS. There are some suggestions at Seventeenorbust from time to time to open a "largest Prime" queue, but it never went very far.
The main problem is that these tests are quite likely to be wasted, as we might find a prime for that very k before. I prefactored some k,npairs fairly deep; but I am reluctant to encourage anybody to test these as they wouldn't be assigned by the server, so one wouldn't get any credit, and the residue submission would be manual, giving the admins even more work to do. If you are really interested, you will easily find the thread at sob. H. 
20060107, 18:49  #7 
Jun 2003
1,579 Posts 
As always, you can do anything you want at PSP.
If someone wants to do a 10 Million digit PRP test, they are most welcomed to do so (get in touch with ltd). But as hhh pointed out, it is not the best thing to do right now. Other than that I had an idea. If we take the k with the least number of candidates and concentrated our effort on that k, we might be able to take it to 10M+ digits and find a prime. Though the probability of finding a prime is low, and this will be like a gamble. But if we are lucky we would get the $100K. Citrix 
20060107, 18:56  #8 
Jun 2003
11000101011_{2} Posts 
For k=156511 there are ~54000 numbers left. We could do some p1, ecm , P+1 and get rid of more numbers. Then do PRP etc.
Citrix 
20060107, 19:12  #9 
Dec 2005
66_{8} Posts 
There is an "low n ECM factoring" thread, and has only 16 numbers there. If it helps to eliminate more of those untested values we could jump on them and get them quickly done.
But alas, there isn't a tutorial on that thread. I don't have a clue on how to do it, or what program to use for the job... lol 
20060107, 19:13  #10  
Jun 2003
1,579 Posts 
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Citrix 

20060108, 00:49  #11 
"Erling B."
Dec 2005
130_{8} Posts 
I can see the problem with 10Million digit. I will jump on the train with you whatever decision will be made.
If you have some wery slow PC´s (like I have) that can´t be to any use other than multisieving (NewPGen) then it could be som fun multisieving big numbers whatsoewer the maingoal is. Just an idea. 