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    I got one!

    Pity it wasn't in Feb for the challenge, and I just missed International Women's Day too (as it's a Sophie Germain one), and it's not in the top 5,000, but happy to have finally got one anyway!

    Congratulations! Our records indicate that a computer registered by you has found a unique prime number. This computer is assigned to the Sophie Germain (LLR). Since candidates on this subproject are not large enough to report to the Top 5000 Primes List, your prime is visible immediately.

    Workunit 714424969 : 5996684773917*2^1290000-1 (388342 digits)

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    Congratulations!

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    Congrats KarmannGaz! That may not be on the top 5000 list but it's a pretty chunky sized prime at 388,342 digits!

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    Good effort - any Prime detected is worthwhile. They are getting scarce.

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    Scarce? There should be an infinite number of primes, it just gets harder to calculate them at the moment -just wait for quantum computing to come along.

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    Still waiting for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaughan View Post
    Still waiting for that.
    Be prepared for a long wait, as we consumers are at the end of the line, mostly. I expect 64-bit multi-core RISC-V SBC's sooner than I expect affordable Quantum-PC's...

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    If Quantum computing is as powerful as they make it sound then future generations will have to find a new hobby because Distributed Computing will be a thing of the past at that point. A few good future quantum PCs should wipe out all these little problems we have nowadays in no time

    We will have to think of even bigger harder problems that would make a quantum computer choke... and then we're back in the game lol

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    All progress in the past that claimed to solve everything only brought more and deeper questions, so we're save hobby-wise.
    The search for primes will continue, because there is an infinite number of them. Cancer research will still be needed, as will the research into pandemic diseases.
    Astronomy will run into its limits pretty soon too again, as will climate/weather research, etc.
    Last edited by Dirk Broer; 03-20-2021 at 10:33 AM.

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