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4,114,227 15 CPU   321 Prime Search (LLR) 1001/1000 User Count 343129
4,784,176 15 CPU   Cullen Prime Search (LLR) 750/1000 Host Count 534349
3,317,895 21 CPU   Extended Sierpinski Problem (LLR) 1000/29K Hosts Per User 1.56
2,659,493 29 CPU   Generalized Cullen/Woodall Prime Search (LLR) 751/1000 Tasks in Progress 172915
5,885,659 13 CPU   Prime Sierpinski Problem (LLR) 501/1844 Primes Discovered 77387
766,639 562 CPU   Proth Prime Search (LLR) 1494/693K Primes Reported4 at T5K 27268
440,366 2694 CPU   Proth Prime Search Extended (LLR) 1491/909K Mega Primes Discovered 194
1,038,697 209 CPU   Proth Mega Prime Search (LLR) 1498/151K TeraFLOPS 1767.462
5,766,704 14 CPU   Seventeen or Bust (LLR) 758/101K
PrimeGrid's 2017 Challenge Series
Winter Solstice Challenge
Dec 18 16:28:00 to Dec 21 16:28:00 (UTC)


Time until Winter Solstice challenge:
Days
Hours
Min
Sec
Standings
Pierre de Fermat's Birthday Challenge (GFN-15, GFN-16,
GFN-17-Low): Individuals | Teams
1,702,068 57 CPU   Sierpinski / Riesel Base 5 Problem (LLR) 1500/47K
388,342 5K+ CPU   Sophie Germain Prime Search (LLR) 3994/821K
2,688,492 29 CPU   The Riesel Problem (LLR) 1501/2000
5,057,860 15 CPU   Woodall Prime Search (LLR) 501/999
  CPU   Generalized Cullen/Woodall Prime Search (Sieve) 3998/
  CPU GPU Proth Prime Search (Sieve) 2472/
259,063 5K+ CPU GPU Generalized Fermat Prime Search (n=15) 1993/178K
488,294 1996 CPU GPU Generalized Fermat Prime Search (n=16) 1497/241K
923,686 352 CPU GPU Generalized Fermat Prime Search (n=17 low) 1501/113K
1,006,673 268 CPU GPU Generalized Fermat Prime Search (n=17 mega) 1500/13K
1,722,836 53 CPU GPU Generalized Fermat Prime Search (n=18) 999/10K
3,278,508 21 CPU GPU Generalized Fermat Prime Search (n=19) 1000/16K
6,268,253 12 CPU GPU Generalized Fermat Prime Search (n=20) 983/8286
11,056,418 6 CPU GPU Generalized Fermat Prime Search (n=21) 401/2364
21,115,282 2   GPU Generalized Fermat Prime Search (n=22) 203/3413
  CPU GPU AP27 Search 1501/

1"Prime Rank" is where the leading edge candidate, if prime, would appear in the Top 5000 Primes list. "5K+" means the primes are too small to make the list.
2First "Available Tasks" number (A) is the number of tasks immediately available to send.
3Second "Available Tasks" number (B) is additional prime candidates that have not yet been turned into workunits. Underlined work is loaded manually. If the first number (A) is 0, something is broken. If both numbers are 0, we've run out of work. Two tasks (A) are generated automatically from each prime candidate (B) when needed, so the total number of tasks available without manual intervention is A+2*B. If the B number is not underlined, new candidates (B) are also automatically created from sieve files, which typically contain millions of candidates. If B is infinite (∞), there's essentially an unlimited amount of work available.
4Includes all primes ever reported by PrimeGrid to Top 5000 Primes list. Many of these are no longer in the top 5000.

About

PrimeGrid's primary goal is to advance mathematics by enabling everyday computer users to contribute their system's processing power towards prime finding. By simply downloading and installing BOINC and attaching to the PrimeGrid project, participants can choose from a variety of prime forms to search. With a little patience, you may find a large or even record breaking prime and enter into Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database as a Titan!

PrimeGrid's secondary goal is to provide relevant educational materials about primes. Additionally, we wish to contribute to the field of mathematics.

Lastly, primes play a central role in the cryptographic systems which are used for computer security. Through the study of prime numbers it can be shown how much processing is required to crack an encryption code and thus to determine whether current security schemes are sufficiently secure.

PrimeGrid is currently running several sub-projects:
  • 321 Prime Search: searching for mega primes of the form 3·2n±1.
  • Cullen-Woodall Search: searching for mega primes of forms n·2n+1 and n·2n−1.
  • Extended Sierpinski Problem: helping solve the Extended Sierpinski Problem.
  • Generalized Fermat Prime Search: searching for megaprimes of the form b2n+1.
  • Prime Sierpinski Project: helping Prime Sierpinski Project solve the Prime Sierpinski Problem.
  • Proth Prime Search: searching for primes of the form k·2n+1.
  • Seventeen or Bust: helping to solve the Sierpinski Problem.
  • Sierpinski/Riesel Base 5: helping to solve the Sierpinski/Riesel Base 5 Problem.
  • Sophie Germain Prime Search: searching for primes p and 2p+1.
  • The Riesel problem: helping to solve the Riesel Problem.
   You can choose the projects you would like to run by going to the project preferences page.

Recent Significant Primes


On 3 December 2017, 20:54:51 UTC, PrimeGrid's PPS Mega Prime Search project found the mega prime:
1065·23447906+1
The prime is 1,037,927 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 210th overall.

The discovery was made by Juan C. Toledo (Meithan West) of Mexico using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz with 8GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 1 hour and 48 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Juan is a member of the UNAM . Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico team. For more information, please see the Official Announcement.


On 3 December 2017, 06:30:24 UTC, PrimeGrid's Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Generalized Fermat mega prime
3673932262144+1
The prime is 1,721,010 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 6th for Generalized Fermat primes and 53rd overall.

The discovery was made by Sean Humphries (No.15) of the United Kingdom using an AMD Radeon RX Vega in an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU with 32GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition. This GPU took about 24 minutes to complete the probable prime (PRP) test using GeneferOCL5. Sean is a member of the Overclock.net team.

The PRP was internally confirmed prime by PrimeGrid using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition. This computer took about 5 hours and 45 minutes to complete the primality test using multithreaded LLR. For more information, please see the Official Announcement.


On 27 November 2017, 15:53:16 UTC, PrimeGrid's PPS Mega Prime Search project found the mega prime:
1155·23446253+1
The prime is 1,037,429 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 209th overall.

The discovery was made by Randall Scalise (Randall J. Scalise) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz with 8GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 1 hour and 8 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. For more information, please see the Official Announcement.


On 16 November 2017, 15:38:45 UTC, PrimeGrid's Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Generalized Fermat mega prime
3596074262144+1
The prime is 1,718,572 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 6th for Generalized Fermat primes and 53rd overall.

The discovery was made by Howard Gordon ([PST]Howard) of the United Kingdom using an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 in an AMD Ryzen 1950X with 32GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Core Edition. This GPU took about 30 minutes to complete the probable prime (PRP) test using GeneferOCL3. Howard is a member of the PrimeSearchTeam.

The PRP was internally confirmed prime by PrimeGrid using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz with 24GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition. This computer took about 10 hours and 10 minutes to complete the primality test using multithreaded LLR. For more information, please see the Official Announcement.


On 13 November 2017, 00:26:44 UTC, PrimeGrid's PPS Mega Prime Search project found the mega prime:
943·23442990+1
The prime is 1,036,447 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 208th overall.

The discovery was made by Joshua Charles Campbell (Warp Zero) of Canada using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz with 64GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 42 minutes to complete the primality test using multithreaded LLR. Joshua is a member of the Canada team. For more information, please see the Official Announcement.


Other significant primes


3·211895718-1 (321): official announcement | 321
3·211731850-1 (321): official announcement | 321
3·211484018-1 (321): official announcement | 321
3·210829346+1 (321): official announcement | 321
3·27033641+1 (321): official announcement | 321
3·26090515-1 (321): official announcement | 321
3·25082306+1 (321): official announcement | 321
3·24235414-1 (321): official announcement | 321
3·22291610+1 (321): official announcement | 321

27·25213635+1 (27121): official announcement | 27121
27·24583717-1 (27121): official announcement | 27121
27·24542344-1 (27121): official announcement | 27121
121·24553899-1 (27121): official announcement | 27121
27·23855094-1 (27121): official announcement | 27121

48277590120607451+37835074*23#*n for n=0..25 (AP26): official announcement
142099325379199423+16549135*23#*n for n=0..25 (AP26): official announcement
149836681069944461+7725290*23#*n for n=0..25 (AP26): official announcement
43142746595714191+23681770*23#*n for n=0..25 (AP26): official announcement

6679881·26679881+1 (CUL): official announcement | Cullen
6328548·26328548+1 (CUL): official announcement | Cullen

161041·27107964+1 (ESP): official announcement | k=161041 eliminated

147855!-1 (FPS): official announcement | Factorial
110059!+1 (FPS): official announcement | Factorial
103040!-1 (FPS): official announcement | Factorial
94550!-1 (FPS): official announcement | Factorial

1341174·531341174+1 (GC): official announcement | Generalized Cullen
682156·79682156+1 (GC): official announcement | Generalized Cullen
427194·113427194+1 (GC): official announcement | Generalized Cullen

9194441048576+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
475856524288+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
356926524288+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
341112524288+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
75898524288+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
3673932262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
3596074262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
3547726262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
3060772262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
2676404262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
2611204262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
2514168262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
2042774262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
1828858262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
1615588262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
1488256262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
1415198262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
773620262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
676754262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
525094262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
361658262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
145310262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
40734262144+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
47179704131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
47090246131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
46776558131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
46736070131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
46730280131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
46413358131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
46385310131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
46371508131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
46077492131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
45570624131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
45315256131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
44919410131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
44438760131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
44330870131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
44085096131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
44049878131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
43165206131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
43163894131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime
42654182131072+1 (GFN): official announcement | Generalized Fermat Prime

563528·13563528-1 (GW): official announcement | Generalized Woodall
404882·43404882-1 (GW): official announcement | Generalized Woodall

1098133#-1 (PRS): official announcement | Primorial
843301#-1 (PRS): official announcement | Primorial

373·23404702+1 (MEGA): official announcement | Mega Prime
303·23391977+1 (MEGA): official announcement | Mega Prime
369·23365614+1 (MEGA): official announcement | Mega Prime
393·23349525+1 (MEGA): official announcement | Mega Prime
113·23437145+1 (MEGA): official announcement | Mega Prime
159·23425766+1 (MEGA): official announcement | Mega Prime
245·23411973+1 (MEGA): official announcement | Mega Prime
177·23411847+1 (MEGA): official announcement | Mega Prime
35·23587843+1 (MEGA): official announcement | Mega Prime
35·23570777+1 (MEGA): official announcement | Mega Prime
33·23570132+1 (MEGA): official announcement | Mega Prime
93·23544744+1 (MEGA): official announcement | Mega Prime
87·23496188+1 (MEGA): official announcement | Mega Prime
51·23490971+1 (MEGA): official announcement | Mega Prime
81·23352924+1 (MEGA): official announcement | Mega Prime

1065·23447906+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
1155·23446253+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
943·23442990+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
943·23440196+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
543·23438810+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
625·23438572+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
1147·23435970+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
911·23432643+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
1127·23427219+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
1119·23422189+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
1005·23420846+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
975·23419230+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
999·23418885+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
907·23417890+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
953·23405729+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
833·23403765+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
1167·23399748+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
611·23398273+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
609·23392301+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
1049·23395647+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
555·23393389+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
805·23391818+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
663·23390469+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
621·23378148+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
1093·23378000+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
861·23377601+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
677·23369115+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
715·23368210+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
617·23368119+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
777·23367372+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
533·23362857+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
619·23362814+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
1183·23353058+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
543·23351686+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
733·23340464+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
651·23337101+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
849·23335669+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
611·23334875+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
673·23330436+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
655·23327518+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
659·23327371+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
821·23327003+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
555·23325925+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
791·23323995+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
597·23322871+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
415·23559614+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
465·23536871+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
447·23533656+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
495·23484656+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
491·23473837+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
453·23461688+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
479·23411975+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
453·23387048+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
403·23334410+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
309·23577339+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
381·23563676+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
351·23545752+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
345·23532957+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
329·23518451+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
323·23482789+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
189·23596375+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
387·23322763+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
275·23585539+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
251·23574535+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
191·23548117+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
141·23529287+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
135·23518338+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
249·23486411+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
195·23486379+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
197·23477399+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
255·23395661+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
179·23371145+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime
193·23329782+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Fermat Divisor
129·23328805+1 (PPS-Mega): official announcement | Mega Prime

7·25775996+1 (PPS): official announcement | Mega Prime
9·23497442+1 (PPS): official announcement | Mega Prime
57·22747499+1 (PPS): official announcement | Fermat Divisor
267·22662090+1 (PPS): official announcement | Fermat Divisor
9·22543551+1 (PPS): official announcement | Fermat Divisor
25·22141884+1 (PPS): official announcement | Fermat Divisor
183·21747660+1 (PPS): official announcement | Fermat Divisor
131·21494099+1 (PPS): official announcement | Fermat Divisor
329·21246017+1 (PPS): official announcement | Fermat Divisor
2145·21099064+1 (PPS): official announcement | Fermat Divisor
1705·2906110+1 (PPS): official announcement | Fermat Divisor
659·2617815+1 (PPS): official announcement | Fermat Divisor
519·2567235+1 (PPS): official announcement | Fermat Divisor
651·2476632+1 (PPS): official announcement | Fermat Divisor
7905·2352281+1 (PPS): official announcement | Fermat Divisor
4479·2226618+1 (PPS): official announcement | Fermat Divisor
3771·2221676+1 (PPS): official announcement | Fermat Divisor
7333·2138560+1 (PPS): official announcement | Fermat Divisor

168451·219375200+1 (PSP): official announcement | k=168451 eliminated

10223·231172165+1 (SoB): official announcement | k=10223 eliminated

2996863034895·21290000±1 (SGS): official announcement | Twin
2618163402417·21290000-1 (SGS), 2618163402417·21290001-1 (2p+1): official announcement | SGS
18543637900515·2666667-1 (SGS), 18543637900515·2666668-1 (2p+1): official announcement | SGS
3756801695685·2666669±1 (SGS): official announcement | Twin

301562·52408646-1 (SR5): official announcement | k=301562 eliminated
171362·52400996-1 (SR5): official announcement | k=171362 eliminated
180062·52249192-1 (SR5): official announcement | k=180062 eliminated
53546·52216664-1 (SR5): official announcement | k=53546 eliminated
296024·52185270-1 (SR5): official announcement | k=296024 eliminated
92158·52145024+1 (SR5): official announcement | k=92158 eliminated
77072·52139921+1 (SR5): official announcement | k=77072 eliminated
306398·52112410-1 (SR5): official announcement | k=306398 eliminated
154222·52091432+1 (SR5): official announcement | k=154222 eliminated
100186·52079747-1 (SR5): official announcement | k=100186 eliminated
144052·52018290+1 (SR5): official announcement | k=144052 eliminated
109208·51816285+1 (SR5): official announcement | k=109208 eliminated
325918·51803339+1 (SR5): official announcement | k=325918 eliminated
133778·51785689+1 (SR5): official announcement | k=133778 eliminated
24032·51768249+1 (SR5): official announcement | k=24032 eliminated
138172·51714207-1 (SR5): official announcement | k=138172 eliminated
22478·51675150-1 (SR5): official announcement | k=22478 eliminated
326834·51634978-1 (SR5): official announcement | k=326834 eliminated
207394·51612573-1 (SR5): official announcement | k=207394 eliminated
104944·51610735-1 (SR5): official announcement | k=104944 eliminated
330286·51584399-1 (SR5): official announcement | k=330286 eliminated
22934·51536762-1 (SR5): official announcement | k=22934 eliminated
178658·51525224-1 (SR5): official announcement | k=178658 eliminated
59912·51500861+1 (SR5): official announcement | k=59912 eliminated
37292·51487989+1 (SR5): official announcement | k=37292 eliminated
173198·51457792-1 (SR5): official announcement | k=173198 eliminated

502573·27181987-1 (TRP): official announcement | k=502573 eliminated
402539·27173024-1 (TRP): official announcement | k=402539 eliminated
40597·26808509-1 (TRP): official announcement | k=40597 eliminated
304207·26643565-1 (TRP): official announcement | k=304207 eliminated
398023·26418059-1 (TRP): official announcement | k=398023 eliminated
252191·25497878-1 (TRP): official announcement | k=252191 eliminated
353159·24331116-1 (TRP): official announcement | k=353159 eliminated
141941·24299438-1 (TRP): official announcement | k=141941 eliminated
415267·23771929-1 (TRP): official announcement | k=415267 eliminated
123547·23804809-1 (TRP): official announcement | k=123547 eliminated
65531·23629342-1 (TRP): official announcement | k=65531 eliminated
428639·23506452-1 (TRP): official announcement | k=428639 eliminated
191249·23417696-1 (TRP): official announcement | k=191249 eliminated
162941·2993718-1 (TRP): official announcement | k=162941 eliminated

65516468355·2333333±1 (TPS): official announcement | Twin

3752948·23752948-1 (WOO): official announcement | Woodall
2367906·22367906-1 (WOO): official announcement | Woodall
2013992·22013992-1 (WOO): official announcement | Woodall

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Another PPS-Mega Prime!
On 3 December 2017, 20:54:51 UTC, PrimeGrid’s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
1065*2^3447906+1

The prime is 1,037,927 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 210th overall.

The discovery was made by Juan C. Toledo (Meithan West) of Mexico using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz with 8GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 1 hour 48 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Juan is a member of the UNAM – Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico team.

The prime was verified on 3 December 2017, 22:23:34 UTC by Lucas Brown (LucasBrown) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz with 64GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 48 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Lucas is a member of the XKCD team.

For more details, please see the official announcement.
5 Dec 2017 | 14:27:54 UTC · Comment


GFN-262144 Mega Prime!
On 3 December 2017, 06:30:24 UTC, PrimeGrid’s Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Generalized Fermat mega prime:

3673932^262144+1

The prime is 1,721,010 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 6th for Generalized Fermat primes and 53rd overall.

The discovery was made by Sean Humphries (No.15) of the United States using an AMD Radeon RX Vega in an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU with 32GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition. This GPU took about 24 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL5. Sean is a member of the Overclock.net team.

The prime was verified on 3 December 2017, 07:29:36 UTC by Wolfgang Schwieger (DeleteNull) of Germany using an NVidia GeForce GTX Titan Black GPU in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU at 4.00GHz with 32GB RAM, running Linux. This GPU took about 27 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL5. Wolfgang is a member of the SETI.Germany team.

The PRP was confirmed prime by an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition. This computer took about 5 hours 45 minutes to complete the primality test using multithreaded LLR.

For more details, please see the official announcement.
4 Dec 2017 | 22:07:16 UTC · Comment


PPS-Mega Prime!
On 27 November 2017,15:53:16 UTC, PrimeGrid’s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
1155*2^3446253+1

The prime is 1,037,429 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 209th overall.

The discovery was made by Randall Scalise (Randall J. Scalise) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz with 8GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 1 hour 8 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.

The prime was verified on 27 November 2017, 16:01:56 UTC by John S. Chambers (Johnny Rotten) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10. This computer took about 35 minutes to complete the primality test using multithreaded LLR. John is a member of the SETI.USA team.

For more details, please see the official announcement.
28 Nov 2017 | 12:28:30 UTC · Comment


GFN-262144 Mega Prime!
On 16 November 2017, 15:38:45 UTC, PrimeGrid’s Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Generalized Fermat mega prime:

3596074^262144+1

The prime is 1,718,572 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 6th for Generalized Fermat primes and 53rd overall.

The discovery was made by Howard Gordon ([PST]Howard) of the United Kingdom using a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 in an AMD Ryzen 1950X with 32GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Core Edition. This GPU took about 30 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL3. Howard is a member of the PrimeSearchTeam team.

The prime was verified on 30 November 2017, 01:04:13 UTC, by user Brian Uitti of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 M 520 CPU @ 2.4GHz with 4GB RAM, running Linux. This CPU took about 3 days, 12 hours, 6 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with Genefer. Brian is a member of the Project Blue Book team.

The PRP was confirmed prime by an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz with 24GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition. This computer took about 10 hours 10 minutes to complete the primality test using multithreaded LLR.

For more details, please see the official announcement.
20 Nov 2017 | 11:38:33 UTC · Comment


Announcing: Fewer Announcements!
In 2018, we are changing our policies regarding announcement of significant prime discoveries. We're raising the bar so that announcements once again are something special and not just "the prime of the week."

Details and discussion can be found here.
14 Nov 2017 | 13:38:55 UTC · Comment


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