20031117, 23:03  #12  
Feb 2003
2·3·13 Posts 
Quote:
...it is...sorry you'll have to wait like everyone else 

20031117, 23:15  #13  
P90 years forever!
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL
71·101 Posts 
Quote:


20031118, 00:32  #14  
Aug 2002
3·83 Posts 
Quote:
I'm going to throw something together in perl later this week to look for numbers not showing up in the DB, if you don't object, George? 

20031118, 00:33  #15  
Aug 2002
3×83 Posts 
Quote:


20031118, 01:19  #16 
Sep 2003
Borg HQ, Delta Quadrant
2×3^{3}×13 Posts 
This is awesome news! Since we don't know the exponent, I wonder if it is a 33M? If so we can afford to buy a few more Opterons/Athlon 64s/etc, etc...

20031118, 01:32  #17 
Sep 2002
Austin, TX
3·11·17 Posts 
Re: M40 Again!!!!
Numbers shine yet again !
Congratulations to the Finder! Congratulations to every participant! Congratulations to all the participating computers! (...that get almost no credit) Congratulations to GIMPS as a whole! http://mersenne.org/history.htm ...soon we will be able to add 1 one trophy. 
20031118, 02:25  #18 
P90 years forever!
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL
71×101 Posts 
I just posted to the Mersenne mailing list 
In the wake of the false prime report a few months ago, we added a few failsafes to quickly detect a false report. Fortunately, this user was using the new version of prime95. He emailed me the save file with 2000 iterations remaining. I reran those final iterations and my computer also reports this number prime  in my mind eliminating any chance of a hardware error. Unfortunately, we still must go through the official different machine, different program verification which will probably end in early December. So please be patient awaiting the disclosure of the number. Waiting for verification saved us from a huge embarrassment last time! Oh yes, hints. I've always given hints. The prime number is more than five million digits and less than ten million digits. 
20031118, 02:34  #19 
Jun 2003
The Computer
101111101_{2} Posts 
You probably know they give $100,000 for 10 million digit primes. It that any prime or Mersenne? We know regular primes from trial factoring, don't we?

20031118, 02:58  #20  
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
2^{8}·3^{2} Posts 
Quote:


20031118, 03:08  #21  
Aug 2002
Texas
5×31 Posts 
Quote:
The EFF prize for a 10 million digit prime is for a prime of any type that exceeds the 10 million digit mark. As for trial factoring it is a process that only proves numbers to not be prime. Trial factoring gives a negative result in the form of a factor of the number being tested and therefore is never prime. This leads to the beauty of the LL test in that it is deterministic. 

20031118, 03:11  #22  
Sep 2003
2^{2}×3×5×43 Posts 
Quote:
It's extremely difficult to work backwards to fake a save file that would produce a prime result after 2000 extra iterations. We can be sure it's a prime. The only progress report needed is the time the verification completed. 
