Sam Wormley wrote: > > Largest Prime Number Discovered [to date] > > http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=largest-prime-number-disc > > > The number 2 raised to the 57,885,161 power minus 1 was > > discovered by University of Central Missouri mathematician Curtis > > Cooper as part of a giant network of volunteer computers devoted to > > finding primes, similar to projects like SETI@Home, which downloads > > and analyzes radio telescope data in the Search for Extraterrestrial > > Intelligence (SETI). The network, called the Great Internet Mersenne > > Prime Search (GIMPS) harnesses about 360,000 processors operating at > > 150 trillion calculations per second. This is the third prime number > > discovered by Cooper.
By Cooper or by GIMPS?
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