Unsolved Problems due to Lack of Computational Power

I was recently reading up about computational power and its uses in maths particularly to find counterexamples to conjectures. I was wondering are there any current mathematical problems which we are unable to solve due to our lack of computational power or inaccessibility to it.

What exactly am I looking for?

Problems of which we know that they can be solved with a finite (but very long) computation?

(e. g. NOT the Riemann hypothesis or twin prime conjecture)

I am looking for specific examples.


Goldbach’s weak conjecture isn’t a conjecture anymore, but before it was proved (in 2013), it had already been proved that it was true for every n>ee16038. It was not computationally possible to test it for all numbers n though.

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José Carlos Santos

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