Tuesday, September 30, 2008

12,978,189-digit prime number discovered by UCLA researchers

yeah right!! I passed that number ages ago trying to fall asleep!
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Los Angeles (CA) - Mathematicians at UCLA discovered the 45th known Mersenne prime with almost 13 million digits. The discovery makes the group eligible for a $100,000 prize, which was promised for discovering the first prime with more than 10 million digits.
The UCLA researchers said that they found the 45th known Mersenne prime on a 75 computer network running Windows XP. The number was then verified on a different computer system that was running a completely different algorithm.
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