## Why search for 321 primes ?

The answer to this question depends on your point of view.
Some
people just like engaging in distributed computer searches by donating
their spare computer power which would otherwise go to waste. Others
may be interested in prime numbers which can be used in such things as
random number generation or cryptography; or simply to get more
understanding about the primes themselves. Maybe the glory of finding
huge record primes of several hundred thousand digits appeals to some
searchers. Fortunately, the "321" form is well suited to rapid
calculation on modern computer equipment without any noticeble
preformance loss to the user.

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