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New Prime Number !

We have a lot of geeks in here and I think this just happened. Can we give this computer our videos? This computer needs a real job!

WOW! Just Wow!

New Mersenne Prime Discovered, Largest Known Prime Number: 2^74,207,281 - 1 from the that's-my-phone-number dept.

Dave Knott writes:The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) has discovered a new largest known prime number, 2^74,207,281-1, having 22,338,618 digits. The same GIMPS software recently uncovered a flaw in Intel's latest Skylake CPUs, and its global network of CPUs peaking at 450 trillion calculations per second remains the longest continuously-running "grassroots supercomputing" project in Internet history. The prime is almost 5 million digits larger than the previous record prime number, in a special class of extremely rare prime numbers known as Mersenne primes. It is only the 49th known Mersenne prime ever discovered, each increasingly difficult to find.

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