Over the past several months we have developed a new way of handling very large numbers in order to turn handling these numbers into a storage problem rather than a processing problem.
The system is now operational but we cannot get into contact with any university departments in order to check the software and tailor it to what the mathematicians need.
Could I please have some advice as to how to proceed?
Very few mathematicians work with large numbers.
OK, then do you know who these people are so I can tailor my search?
Chinese remainder theorem
No, I am not using the Chinese remainder theorem. My method is much more elegant. I am actually hunting Mersenne primes, and have found a neat way of storing the very large prime numbers for later use. I can't go into detail here because quite frankly I need the money from the uses this could be put to.
Get into contact with departments directly.
I have been on the phone/e-mail trying many diferent maths departments. None even bothered replying, so I am clearly approaching this in the wrong way which is why I have come here for advice.
The software is effectively complete, but I don't have the money to complete construction of the hardware. On top of this it would be useful to have a contact in order to tailor the software for how the mathematicians want to use it.
Received a comment to the effect that since I am cagey with the details I come across as a flake. Well I can't deny that, but the problem is that if I give away enough detail to make a firm case, then whoever I give that detail to could go away and do it themselves leaving me high and dry. In the interests of transparency, I do need the money I stand to get from this so I need to meet any prospective partners in the middle.
Edit 3: I have a functioning version of the software that I can run as a demonstration without giving away how it works. What I need is for the person I am demonstrating the software for to provide with enough hard disk space to run the software up to the largest number that he/she desires.
In testing we are creating lists of Mersenne primes and checking them against GIMP list in order to validate output. With the larger bank of hardware we can get up the number line to more exciting sizes of numbers but due to the world being the way it is we cannot currently afford the hard disks.
This is why I am asking here. It would cost a pittance for universities to front the hardware that is invaluable to me.