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A large pair of twin primes

Author: Tony Forbes
Journal: Math. Comp. 66 (1997), 451-455
MSC (1991): Primary 11A41; Secondary 11A51
MathSciNet review: 1372004
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Abstract: 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

Received by editor(s): October 9, 1995
Received by editor(s) in revised form: December 6, 1995, and January 26, 1996
Article copyright: © Copyright 1997 American Mathematical Society