Reply to post: Re: What is the point?

Give a boffin a Xeon and a big GPU, get a new big prime number

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Re: What is the point?

"I am assuming that however large you go there will always be a larger one."

Well yes, the set of primes is infinite and was proven to be over 2000 years ago by Euclid.

As to why, well here are just a number of reasons:

https://primes.utm.edu/notes/faq/why.html

https://arstechnica.com/science/2013/02/ask-ars-why-spend-time-and-money-finding-new-prime-numbers/

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