Riesel Sieve Project News: New Milestone Reached

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Riesel Sieve Project News: New Milestone Reached

Postby Jwb52z » Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:01 am

Milestone Reached
Posted 22 Mar 2006 by Lee

Yesterday the last n value below n=2097152 was turned into our LLRNet server. This marks the completion of the 2^20 to 2^21 stage for first run for Riesel Sieve. There are a few k values that belong to persons outside of our project that have not been completed to n>2^21. You will also see on the stats pages n values being returned for n~700000. These are double checks. However, for first run k/n pairs we have completed everything that we 'own' to n>2097152. This is a major accomplishment and we couldn't have done it without the hard work of each and everyone of you.

This marks the imaginary boundry where I predicted we would once again start hitting primes. Hopefully we can hit 10 or more primes between now and n=4194304. Every k we eliminate reduces the work load even more. However, as n value rises the difficulty..aka the time it takes to process a test...increases exponentially.

Again, thanks to everyone that has helped pushed this project forward. Very soon we should start seeing a few primes hit.
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