The Big Think

December 5, 2003

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Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 12:42 pm

A 26-year-old graduate student in the US has made mathematical history by discovering the largest known prime number.
The new number is 6,320,430 digits long. It took just over two years to find using a distributed network of more than 200,000 computers.
more at newscientist.

1 Comment »

  1. This was a cool article. I would have liked to have been fly on the wall and seen his victory dance when he saw what his computer had done.

    Comment by Erin — December 5, 2003 @ 10:08 pm

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