AiS Challenge Team Abstract
Team Number: 047
School Name: Magdalena High School
Area of Science: Mathematics
Project Title: Finding Consecutive Prime Numbers Using Parallel
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.