20040515, 13:13  #1 
Oct 2003
Australia, Brisbane
2·5·47 Posts 
41st Known Mersenne Prime Reported!!
Ok, trying not to hyperventalate here
Code:
 Mersenne Exponent Test State  Assigned in Tests Cleared Since Last Synchronization Factoring only : 8374 Factored composite : 13128 LucasLehmer testing : 62619 LucasLehmer composite: 74012 Doublechecking LL : 14119 Doublechecked LL : 39346 Prime, VERIFIED : 1 Prime, UNVERIFIED : 1     TOTAL : 85112 TOTAL : 126488 Is this M41??? Or am reading this wrong?? Someone, can you either confirm or reject this??? George?? Last fiddled with by dave_0273 on 20040515 at 13:18 
20040515, 14:49  #2 
Sep 2003
Borg HQ, Delta Quadrant
2·3^{3}·13 Posts 
GRRRR! Does somebody have the appropriate data files so I can mine them for information? I KNEW this was going to happen.

20040515, 14:50  #3 
Aug 2003
Upstate NY, USA
146_{16} Posts 
It means someone returned a result stating prime. In two to three weeks or so we'll find out through independent verifications if this is indeed prime, and if so whether it is above or below 20,996,011 meaning 20,996,011 could even be M41.
Only time will tell.... EDIT for Prime's q AGAIN within a min of my post: Are you talking about status.txt files for now and a day or so ago to see what exponents have had results returned? Last fiddled with by tom11784 on 20040515 at 14:52 
20040515, 14:57  #4  
Sep 2003
Borg HQ, Delta Quadrant
2×3^{3}×13 Posts 
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20040515, 15:09  #5 
Oct 2003
Australia, Brisbane
2×5×47 Posts 
I don't know exactly when it appeared but it was there in the 13:00 "UTC Time" summary. I have the status and cleared files for that hour.
I too am looking for the exact hour which it appeared. Please PM me if you have those files. Primecruncher: What did you mean about the "I KNEW this was going to happen" Last fiddled with by dave_0273 on 20040515 at 15:12 
20040515, 15:18  #6 
Sep 2003
Borg HQ, Delta Quadrant
2×3^{3}×13 Posts 
No, I am not the discoverer of the prime and I am not omniscient. I wish I were, then I wouldn't have to go digging through data files!
What I meant was that a while back, Xyzzy set up the Opteron so that it would make a copy of each data file every hour. Things have changed and George is now in posession of the Opteron and the archiving isn't available. I just KNEW we'd find another prime and I STILL wouldn't have access to the data files! 
20040515, 15:24  #7 
Oct 2003
Australia, Brisbane
1D6_{16} Posts 
I can just see it now.... I don't think that I am going to get any sleep until this verification run is complete.
I don't have any basis for this at all, but I am about 50% sure that the result is fake. However, if it is genuine, my guess is that it is a double check around the 10.5  11.5M mark. I can't wait to get my hands on the data files to see what the possibilities are. Last fiddled with by dave_0273 on 20040515 at 15:32 
20040515, 15:53  #8 
P90 years forever!
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL
3×11×223 Posts 
I've downloaded the logs  the server did not email me automatically for some reason. So far the result looks genuine. It was run using version 23 by a top 1000 contributor. If proven correct it will be another world record for GIMPS!!
I've emailed the user for his last save file. That will "definitively" prove the report genuine or bogus. I've also emailed Ernst and Guillermo for CPU time on an official verification run. Keep your fingers crossed!! 
20040515, 16:02  #9  
Sep 2003
Borg HQ, Delta Quadrant
2·3^{3}·13 Posts 
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20040515, 16:38  #10 
Sep 2003
Borg HQ, Delta Quadrant
702_{10} Posts 
Okay, people. Based on Prime95's hints, I've performed an analysis based on all exponents returned 5/15/04 BEFORE 1300 UTC. After eliminating all exponents returned by those not in PrimeNet's top 1000, we are left with 73 possibilities.
Also, the exponent, if prime, is NOT bigger than the current M40. No possibilities are over 20M. Last fiddled with by PrimeCruncher on 20040515 at 16:39 
20040515, 17:13  #11 
May 2004
New York City
2^{3}·23^{2} Posts 
While we're waiting for the EXCITING confirmation:
Has anyone seen THIS conjecture, which is numerically suggested by and consistent with a simple calculation with M1 thru "M40": (Check it out) LIM(n>infinity) Mn^(1/n) == 3/2 i.e. Mn approx. == K * (3/2)^n for some constant K i.e. Mn == O((3/2)^N) == BIGOOF (3/2)^n (Possibly) useful for predicting density, if not location, of MPs, eh? And the numerical evidence, while brief, is convincing. 
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