largest number

David Gillies daggillies at
Mon Mar 5 15:14:09 CET 2012

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 3:30 AM, richard lam <aconcagua_7hong at> wrote:
> Hi there,
> my name is richard from singapore. I am currently a final year math undergraduate.I have chanced upon your great work about arbitrary large numbers. I just wanna inquire about what is the largest number that i could store/process using GMP. I am looking at  2 X 10^8 digit number.
> I am currently using Intel Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 3.16Ghz, 4.00 Ram, 32bit OS.
> regardsrichard
The upper limit on representable integers in GMP is a function of the
memory available to your machine. There are no practical intrinsic
limits with present-day machines. Two hundred million (decimal) digit
numbers are under a billion bits, which is readily feasible.

David Gillies
San Jose
Costa Rica

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