GMP rust swap disks

William Galway galwaymath at
Sun Mar 21 15:35:41 UTC 2021

Some people might be amused to know that "rust" refers to the iron oxide
was once used on the surface of hard drives:

This thread has wandered far enough from GMP proper that I doubt that it's
appropriate to continue here.

-- Regards, Will

On Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 8:10 AM Torbjörn Granlund <tg at> wrote:

> Chuck Pergiel <c.pergiel at> writes:
>   "One needs around 250 top-capacity rust swap disks in order to compute 1
>   quadrillion digits,"
>   I know what a 'swap disk' is, and I suspect 'rust' refers to a
> programming
>   language, but I do not understand the connection. Why 'rust swap disks'
> as
>   opposed to just 'swap disks'?
> [Spinning] rust disk is hacker jargon for mechanical disk.
> --
> Torbjörn
> Please encrypt, key id 0xC8601622
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