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Old 2020-10-25, 14:23   #566
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Originally Posted by piforbreakfast View Post
I know I'm responding to a really old thread, but I just found a couple articles about Curtis Cooper and I'm extremely impressed...and maybe a little jealous. Is it a fair assumption that his success in finding Mersenne primes is greatly aided by the amount of computing power he apparently has access to?
Of course this is true, but luck plays a part also.
The last prime was found by Patrick Laroche on only his 4th try !

Read more here:

https://www.mersenne.org/primes/?press=M82589933
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