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Reqphoto[edit]

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Anthony5429 (talkcontribs) 15:54, 13 October 2006
I suppose "photo" means screenshot here, but on linux there's no GUI so it would be just something like
(mfh@lx01 ~/Research/NumberTheory/gimps) mprime -h
Usage: mprime [-cdhmstv] [-aN] [-b[N]] [-wDIR]
-c      Contact the PrimeNet server, then exit.
-d      Print detailed information to stdout.
-h      Print this.
-m      Menu to configure mprime.
-s      Display status.
-t      Run the torture test.
-v      Print the version number.
-aN     Use an alternate set of INI and output files.
-bN     Run in the background.  N is number of CPUs.
-wDIR   Run from a different working directory.

(mfh@lx01 ~/Research/NumberTheory/gimps) ls
loca0001.ini            prim0001.log            q1I94089
local.ini               prime.ini               resu0001.txt
p0H56477                prime.log               results.txt
p1I94089                primenet.ini            work0001.ini
prim0001.ini            q0H56477                worktodo.ini
(mfh@lx01 ~/Research/NumberTheory/gimps) mprime -b2
(mfh@lx01 ~/Research/NumberTheory/gimps) mprime -s
Below is a report on the work you have queued and any expected completion dates.
M42056477, Lucas-Lehmer test, Wed Jul 30 20:06 2008
The chance that the exponent you are testing will yield a Mersenne prime
is about 1 in 348146.
(mfh@lx01 ~/Research/NumberTheory/gimps) mprime -s -A1
Below is a report on the work you have queued and any expected completion dates.
M43194089, Lucas-Lehmer test, Fri Aug 15 13:48 2008
The chance that the exponent you are testing will yield a Mersenne prime
is about 1 in 357564.
(mfh@lx01 ~/Research/NumberTheory/gimps) mprime -v
Mersenne Prime Test Program, Version 24.14.2
(mfh@lx01 ~/Research/NumberTheory/gimps) uptime
 12:56:35 up 136 days, 22:58,  3 users,  load average: 2.01, 1.29, 0.05
(mfh@lx01 ~/Research/NumberTheory/gimps) which mprime
/usr/bin/mprime
(mfh@lx01 ~/Research/NumberTheory/gimps)
Would this really "improve its quality" ? — MFH:Talk 17:02, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

mersenne only ?[edit]

I'm not sure but I believe that mprime does not only check Mersenne numbers but can "treat" (whatever that means : ecm / gcd / P-1 / trial factor ? ...) any numbers of the form k*b^n+c . Some guru advice needed... — MFH:Talk 13:21, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

merge with Prime95[edit]

Even though there are OS specific issues, wouldn't it me reasonable to merge mprime with Prime95? — MFH:Talk 17:02, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

  • I agree. Prime95 and MPrime are basically the same thing. --Ixfd64 (talk) 16:47, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Merge. It appears to come from the same source code, from the same site. Widefox (talk) 12:23, 29 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Merge. Agree with reasons above. Why hasn't this been done yet? :P —Per Hedetun (talk) 02:01, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and merged it with Prime95. --Ixfd64 (talk) 02:32, 19 February 2011 (UTC)