Many years ago, I set out to learn the erlang programming language and I did so using project euler. I wrote some code and published on my original blog, but I sadly lost all that content. Anyway, some kind soul archived my code, so I can now publish it on my blog again, so without further ado:

```
-module(p12dist).
-author("Jannich Brendle, jannich@bredsaal.dk, http://blog.bredsaal.dk").
-compile(export_all).
server() ->
server(1).
server(Number) ->
receive {getwork, Worker_PID} -> Worker_PID ! {work,Number,Number+100},
server(Number+101);
{result,T} -> io:format("The result is: \~w.\~n", [T]);
_ -> server(Number)
end.
worker(Server_PID) ->
Server_PID ! {getwork, self()},
receive {work,Start,End} -> solve(Start,End,Server_PID)
end,
worker(Server_PID).
start() ->
Server_PID = spawn(p12dist, server, []),
spawn(p12dist, worker, [Server_PID]),
spawn(p12dist, worker, [Server_PID]),
spawn(p12dist, worker, [Server_PID]),
spawn(p12dist, worker, [Server_PID]).
solve(N,End,_) when N =:= End -> no_solution;
solve(N,End,Server_PID) ->
T=round(N*(N+1)/2),
case (divisor(T,round(math:sqrt(T))) > 500) of
true ->
Server_PID ! {result,T};
false ->
solve(N+1,End,Server_PID)
end.
divisors(N) ->
divisor(N,round(math:sqrt(N))).
divisor(_,0) -> 1;
divisor(N,I) ->
case (N rem I) =:= 0 of
true ->
2+divisor(N,I-1);
false ->
divisor(N,I-1)
end.
```

Last modified: Mon Sep 25 23:09:32 2023