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Septic App Complete
The septic app is now officially complete. The final tally of results are as follows:

    Inspected 38136713961009 polynomials.
    # Polys passing field disc test = 36163948.
    # Polys after refinement = 1009140.
    Elapsed Time (summed over all clients) = 3.31043e+07 hours

The key piece of information here is that there are 1,009,140 septic fields with discriminant less than 200E6. We have these fields available as a text file to anyone who might be interested. They will also be added to the numberfields database:

We plan on submitting these results (with a more detailed discussion) in the form of a journal article. I will report back here with details of that as I get more information.
9 Sep 2018, 15:15:41 UTC · Discuss

I will be on vacation for 2 weeks, and my internet access will be spotty. So I apologize in advance for any delays in responding to the boards.

I generated enough work to last for the next two weeks, so hopefully I wont need to do any remote logins.

Thanks all!
23 Aug 2018, 4:59:21 UTC · Discuss

New application coming soon
In the coming days we will be introducing a new number field application. This one will target degree 7 fields (called septics). The current best bound is 5E6, and this app will increase that to 200E6. This means it will find all degree 7 fields whose discriminant is bounded by 200E6.

Here is some additional information:
1. This search is expected to run for only 5 to 6 months (but could take longer).
2. It will run side-by-side with the current decic app.
3. It will only support the 64bit Windows and 64 bit Linux platforms.
24 Mar 2018, 6:21:03 UTC · Discuss

Server Maintenance This Friday.
We will be taking the server down for several hours on Friday, Feb 2nd, starting around 9am (AZ time).

This is to replace the failing hard drive in our RAID.
30 Jan 2018, 1:21:26 UTC · Discuss

2017 year in review
Although the list does not look impressive, much was accomplished in 2017. The sub-searches that were completed were some of the longest so far. In summary:
1. The search over Q(sqrt(2)) (subfield 3 of 7) completed several more tiers of the search. There are about 9 tiers left to go.
2. The search over Q(sqrt(-2)) (subfield 4 of 7) filled in a bunch more rows. This one has 7 tiers left to go.

Here are the goals for the new year:
1. Develop a GPU app. I have enlisted the help of a fellow user for this. This is a lofty goal and it could be many months before the GPU app is available. This app will be critical in completing the search over Q(sqrt(2)).
2. Complete the search over Q(sqrt(-2)).
3. Start the search over Q(sqrt(-5)) (subfield 5 of 7).
13 Jan 2018, 0:14:21 UTC · Discuss

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