Re: [K]rack this

Robert Harley (
Sat, 3 May 1997 17:23:50 +0200 (MET DST)

>I'm afraid I don't see what the search for Mersenne primes has to do with
>floating point arithmetic.

Well you pointed people to i.e., George Woltman's
pages about searching for Mersenne primes via Intel's (infamously
bug-ridden) floating point. Their main competitor is Slowinski using
Cray's (infamously imprecise) floating point. The results are checked
by Crandall using IEEE floating point.

Is the connection not apparent?

-- Rob.