MersenneForum is an on-line forum set up to support GIMPS, the broader community of Mersenne numbers, prime number, and factoring projects. In addition to being the de facto help and support location for Prime95 and GIMPS/PrimeNet, there are several other major facets to the site, these are noted below.
The MersenneForum.org provides an alternate source for downloading GIMPS software. Other items mirrored or downloads available at MersenneForum are: [--under construction]
Prime number software discussion and development
Various prime related software packages that are found supported at MersenneForum inculde:
- GPU based prime software
- Dario Alpern's ECM applet (link)
DC Projects home
Projects that are (or have been) co-ordinated on the forum, these include:
- Lone Mersenne Hunters
- 321 Search
- Conjectures 'R Us
- Five or Bust
- Home Prime Search
- No Prime Left Behind
- Prime Sierpiński Project
- Riesel Prime Search
- Sierpiński-Riesel Base 5
- Twin Prime Search
- Various factoring projects
Help and Education
With many experts as frequent visitors, the forum has several subfora that are dedicated to answering questions and education.
There are several locations where off-topic discussions are tolerated or encouraged.
Among others, MersenneForum is used by: