Reply to post: Re: So "known" primes could be invalidated?

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

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Re: So "known" primes could be invalidated?

Once a number N has been proved prime (assuming the proof algorithm is correct and the are no machine malfunctions) you do not need to worry about finding (non-trivial) factors of N, it cannot happen.

Such is the nature of a proof 8^)

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