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7-million digit prime number discovered
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    2004-06-02

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    7-million digit prime number discovered

    Unfortunately it wasn't an intergalactic phone number of any sort.

    "The largest prime number yet found has been discovered by a mathematics enthusiast using his desktop computer. The monstrous number has over seven million digits....Findley's computer spent 14 days analysing the number before reporting the find. Two independent GIMPS members then verified the find, using five days on a 16-CPU cluster in France and 11 days on a server in Canada."

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