20030711, 08:17  #1  
Jun 2003
7 Posts 
New largest prime number???
Hi,
I received the mail stated below some minutes ago: Quote:


20030711, 08:34  #2 
Aug 2002
3×2,837 Posts 
No mention of proof or methods...
No prior messages or history... Conveniently in seclusion the last 10 years... I live next to Duke... If need be I can drop by and look him up... 
20030711, 09:16  #3 
Aug 2002
2^{2}×5×13 Posts 
it would take a P4 @ 3.0GHz 13056706 years, 326 days, 9 hours, 44 minutes to run this "exponent" according to the Benchmark page calculator.
The "new" prime has got 119045936895 digits according to the same calculator. ;) heretic 
20030711, 09:48  #4 
Aug 2002
Richland, WA
204_{8} Posts 
Someone else should feel free to verify this, but I believe 2^395462042351  1 has a 52bit factor, 4103314151433977.

20030711, 10:01  #5  
Nov 2002
2×37 Posts 
Quote:
So sorry Dr. Elphinstone you didnot discover a prime!!! greetz andi314 

20030711, 13:26  #6  
Banned
"Luigi"
Aug 2002
Team Italia
12EB_{16} Posts 
Quote:
Luigi 

20030711, 14:09  #7 
Jan 2003
North Carolina
F6_{16} Posts 
I guess this one should be submitted to www.urbanlegends.com with our rebuttle data . . .

20030711, 14:29  #8  
Nov 2002
2·37 Posts 
Quote:
I have written a program with which you can factor big mersenne numbers. It is not as fast as prime95 but the exponent can be as large as you want. If you want i can email it to you. greetz andi314 :idea: 

20030711, 17:13  #9  
Oct 2002
5×7 Posts 
Quote:


20030711, 17:19  #10  
Dec 2002
Frederick County, MD
2·5·37 Posts 
Quote:


20030711, 18:21  #11  
Aug 2002
Richland, WA
2^{2}×3×11 Posts 
Quote:


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