Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Largest known prime

Sharon Gaudin reports that researchers at Central Missouri State University discovered the largest known prime number using a grid of about 70,000 computers. The number is 2 to the 30,402,457th power minus 1 and has about 9.1 million digits.

read complete story at: http://www.gridcomputingplanet.com/news/article.php/3573946

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