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Old 2003-06-24, 20:41   #1
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Default Record ECM factor found by Prime95

Posted by George on the GIMPS mailing list:

http://www.mail-archive.com/mersenne@base.com/msg08100.html

This not only completes the factorization of M997, which had been the second smallest Mersenne number without a known factor, at 57 digits it also breaks the record for the largest factor ever found by ECM! Congratulations, Bruce Dodson!
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