[ExI] New Mersenne Prime number found

spike 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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