On 02/07/2013 03:56 PM, Pubkeybreaker wrote: > On Feb 7, 2:00 pm, Transfer Principle<david.l.wal...@lausd.net> > wrote: >> 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 > > Cooper found the specific prime, BUT it was a GIMPS > *** group effort** that sifted through many many thousands of > candidates > and eliminated them as possibilities.
Yes, I agree Dr Silverman.
This 48th known Mersenne prime has been added to Chris Caldwell's Prime Pages: