AiS Challenge Team Abstract

Team Number: 047

School Name: Magdalena High School

Area of Science: Mathematics

Project Title: Finding Consecutive Prime Numbers Using Parallel Processors



Our project is to find the next largest known set of consecutive prime numbers, meaning that in two consecutive odd numbers, both are prime. It is belived by Mathematicians that there are infinitely many of these twin primes, starting at 3 and 5 and 5 and 7. Our computer program will search for these twin primes using parallel processors and a more efficient algorithm. We will work with computer scientists to develop the algorithm. Mathematicians are continually searching for the next known set of twin primes. This project will help us to discover mathematical relationships, and more efficient ways of programming, as well as gaining a better understanding of parallel processors, how they work, and how to use them.

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