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Largest prime number ever is found [New Scientist]
The new number is 6,320,430 digits long. It took just over two years to find using a distributed network of more than 200,000 computers.I've been doing the distributed.net thing on and off for years now... who knows, maybe I'll switch to Mersenne primes.
Also, there will soon be a poster you can buy with the new largest known prime on it. Currently they sell a 4-million-digit prime printed on a 29"x40" sheet in a 1.37 point font. Cool.
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