44th Known Mersenne Prime Found

Posted on September 28, 2006 

44th Known Mersenne Prime Found

Lightning strikes twice. On September 4, 2006, in the same room just a few feet away from their last find, Dr. Curtis Cooper and Dr. Steven Boone’s CMSU team broke their own world record, discovering the 44th known Mersenne prime, 2^32,582,657-1.

The new prime at 9,808,358 digits is 650,000 digits larger than their previous record prime found last December.

However, the new prime falls short of the 10 million digits required for GIMPS to claim the Electronic Frontier Foundation $100,000 award.

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