PrimeGrid : a Volunteer Computing Platform for Number Theory

Since 2005, PrimeGrid has grown from a small project factorising RSA numbers by brute force to one of the largest volunteer computing projects in the world. The project has discovered over 60 new million-digit primes, as well as record sized twin and Sophie Germain primes. This paper will present a history of the project, the algorithms and software used by… CONTINUE READING