[ExI] New Mersenne Prime number found
spike66 at att.net
Sun Jan 7 06:30:41 UTC 2018
Over the past two years, one can say the size of the largest known prime number doubled about every 20 seconds. The previous record was set on 7 Jan 2016, the new one on 26 December 2017, the new record prime is 2^3025636 times bigger than the previous record.
Time for a party!
From: extropy-chat [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of John Clark
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2018 5:34 PM
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Subject: [ExI] New Mersenne Prime number found
It was announced
on Thursday that
2^77,232,917 -1 is
a prime number, the largest one know, it has
digits and is the
50th Known Mersenne Prime
John K Clark
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