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Old 2011-03-22, 21:59   #3
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Originally Posted by philmoore View Post
I see on Wilfrid Keller's site: that two new factors of Fermat numbers have been discovered recently including a 49-digit factor of F17 by David Bessel that appears to have been discovered using ECM with prime95/mprime. The other factor, the second known of F42 is credited to Roman Maznichenko, and Keller credits Durman for the software, but Luigi says over at that it was discovered using Mark Rodenkirch's program GMP-Factor. Congratulations to everyone involved!
Cool! AFAIK this is the first Fermat factor found with my software.

BTW Luigi, it is GMP-Fermat, not GMP-Factor. Would you mind fixing it?
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