Analyst harnesses power of networks in hunt for prime numbers
By Betty Huang
January 20, 2010 9:06 pm
Eight of some of the largest prime numbers have been found at UCLA’s campus, making UCLA one of the most productive members in the cooperative effort to find successively larger primes. This is a testimony not only to UCLA, but also to the power of distributed computing, the sharing of work across computers, to solve the world’s many problems.