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Message 105863 - Posted: 10 Mar 2017 | 7:45:00 UTC

Hi,

since the GCW Sieve is running on a set of bases b = 13, 25, 29, 41, 47, ... it is clear that the GCW LLR will also start on these bases.

My question is: what is the reason for using exactly this set of bases? Is it just random because one has to start somewhere, or is there a mathematical reason, e.g. is it expected to find more primes on those bases than on other ones?

Is it also planned to go to other bases b on a long term?

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Message 105873 - Posted: 10 Mar 2017 | 12:46:04 UTC - in response to Message 105863.

Hi,

since the GCW Sieve is running on a set of bases b = 13, 25, 29, 41, 47, ... it is clear that the GCW LLR will also start on these bases.

My question is: what is the reason for using exactly this set of bases? Is it just random because one has to start somewhere, or is there a mathematical reason, e.g. is it expected to find more primes on those bases than on other ones?

Is it also planned to go to other bases b on a long term?

Best regards,
A.

It's just the opposite, actually. This isn't the beginning of the search for GCW primes; it's (hopefully) the conclusion. Primes have already been found for all the other bases below some arbitrary point. These are the bases that remain prime-free.

It's conceivable that when we find primes for ALL these bases we might continue with even larger bases, but that's not something we'll be discussing for a while.
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