the purpose of this thread is to be a placeholder for discussion about the performance of Java in Numerical Computations. Started as a discussion between CRGreathouse and me about weather or not Java can be used effectively in doing computations. The plan we have: Phase 1: Solve a computational problem in o)Java using BigInteger and test it. o)in C++ using GMP and test it. And then compare the results. Phase 2: TBD.