New largest prime found

31 May 2004, 11:45 pm ISTFiled under: Technology

Quoting GIMPS " ... The new number, expressed as 2 to the 24,036,583th power minus 1, has 7,235,733 decimal digits and was discovered May 15th. It is nearly a million digits larger than the previous largest known prime number, and belongs to a special class of rare prime numbers called Mersenne primes." You can read all about it in their press release.

As a active member of the project, I wanted to be the one to find the next Mersenne Prime. Ah! Well there is always a bigger primr to find than the last one. I guess should get back to work. I think I have to find more computers to run the GIMPS client under my name.

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