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The GIMPS project is aimed to search (and find !) new Mersenne prime numbers.

It has just discovered a new huge prime number, named M42, which has been verified with a different software on a different computer architecture (a third verification is on the way).

It is the 8th Mersenne prime number found by the GIMPS.

(Mersenne prime numbers are the biggest proved prime numbers.)

This number is: [tex]M42 = 2^{25964951} - 1[/tex]

All details are available at: A new prime .

Regards,

Tony

It has just discovered a new huge prime number, named M42, which has been verified with a different software on a different computer architecture (a third verification is on the way).

It is the 8th Mersenne prime number found by the GIMPS.

(Mersenne prime numbers are the biggest proved prime numbers.)

This number is: [tex]M42 = 2^{25964951} - 1[/tex]

All details are available at: A new prime .

Regards,

Tony

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