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Mathematics of Computation

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1960 (published as Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation 1943-1959), Mathematics of Computation is devoted to research articles of the highest quality in computational mathematics.

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A large pair of twin primes
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Math. Comp. 66 (1997), 451-455 Request permission


We describe an efficient integer squaring algorithm (involving the fast Fourier transform modulo $F_8)$ that was used on a 486 computer to discover a large pair of twin primes.
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  • Tony Forbes
  • Affiliation: 22 St. Albans Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5HQ, England
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  • Received by editor(s): October 9, 1995
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: December 6, 1995, and January 26, 1996
  • © Copyright 1997 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 66 (1997), 451-455
  • MSC (1991): Primary 11A41; Secondary 11A51
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  • MathSciNet review: 1372004