Thread: M40 Again!!!!
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Old 2003-11-17, 21:28   #6
Prime95
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I've just downloaded the server logs. There is a report of a new Mersenne prime!!! It looks like it was found using a post-M40-false-alarm prime95 since the error code was reported: 00000000.

I've emailed the user (not a team) for his results.txt file and last save file. If he has the save file then it should be a breeze to run the last few thousand iterations and virtually prove this is not a false alarm.

Unfortunately, we'll have to wait for a complete verification run using a different program and different hardware before we can officially announce the new prime. I've started a retest using prime95 and it will complete in early December. I'll contact Ernst and Guillermo to see when they can start an official verification run.
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