A titan, as defined by Samuel Yates, is anyone who has found
a titanic prime. This page provides data on those that have found these primes. The data below only reflect on the primes currently on the list. (Many of the terms that are used here are explained on another page.)
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The Twin Prime Search (TPS) is a distributed computing
project that searches for large twin primes. It was founded
on April 13 2006 by Michael Kwok, and it has found two twin
primes that were the largest in the world at the time of
discovery. It worked in collaboration with PrimeGrid from
November 2006 - August 2009.
TPS currently works on two projects: a variable-n search
that looks for twins between 144,000 and 151,000 digits
long, and a subproject called "Operation Megabit Twin" that
searches for twins and Sophie Germain primes that are over
a million binary digits long. Primality testing can be done
automatically using LLRnet and/or PRPnet, and sieving is
done through manual reservations. See this thread for
Happy prime (and twin) hunting!
I found a prime as a member of this group and I would like to
I administer Twin Prime Search and I would like to
Surname: TPS (used for alphabetizing and in codes)
Unverified primes are omitted from counts and lists until verification completed.