Switch to multi-threading for Chebyshev’s bias software

We started to develop a new version of our “4000 Chebyshev’s Bias Tester” that uses OpenMP for multi-threading.

Initial tests indicated that the test speed could be increased 4-5 times on a 4-core 8-thread processor that launches 8 copies of primesieve as a real-time prime number generator.

With the advent of affordable multi-core processors such as 32-core 64-thread AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2990WX Processor, the ranges beyond 1016 become possible in reasonable time without supercomputers and massively parallel processing (MPP).