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Old 2008-10-29, 15:15   #893
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"Tim Sorbera"
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Originally Posted by davieddy View Post
How did you come up with this???
Mersenne Prime Award of USD $3,000.00
Awarded to a GIMPS Participant for each new Mersenne prime discovered after August 23, 2008 and having fewer than 100,000,000 (decimal) digits. Rules in addition to the General Award Rules:
  • The award is presently $3,000. A maximum of $5,000 USD and minimum of $1,000 will be awarded, as determined by the GIMPS board of directors from actual and forecast award funds availability. GIMPS may, at its sole discretion and without notice, change the award amount or retroactively increase certain previously-awarded Research Discovery Awards up to the maximum amount.
  • Verification may take several weeks. No money will be awarded until the discovery is independently verified, and the award money is available after GIMPS annual operating expenses.
  • In the unlikely event that an identical qualifying prime is discovered at about the same time by two or more Participants, then the winner will be the first to either send their result to the GIMPS PrimeNet server or to email their results to GIMPS.
It's somewhat interesting to note that this isn't (like the smaller prizes last time) limited to being discovered before the 100M digit prime, only that it's under 100M digits.

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