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Topic: 2^57,885,161 -1
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Re: 2^57,885,161 -1
Posted: Feb 7, 2013 2:00 PM
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On Feb 7, 7:17 am, Frederick Williams <freddywilli...@btinternet.com>
wrote:
> Sam Wormley wrote:
> > Largest Prime Number Discovered [to date]
> > >http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=largest-prime-number...
> > > 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?

By Cooper. GIMPS itself has discovered 14 primes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Internet_Mersenne_Prime_Search



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