20080906, 20:18  #1 
Sep 2008
Flensburg, Germany
2×3 Posts 
Holy Saint Lucas! 2 new primes?
Did I miss something? The status page reports 2 unverified primes!
Frank 
20080906, 20:59  #2 
"Nancy"
Aug 2002
Alexandria
2,467 Posts 
Indeed. But I don't find any decoy exponent with the fake residue 0xB6C801... in cleared.txt like we should get if there were a new prime.
Alex 
20080906, 21:00  #3  
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"Tim Sorbera"
Aug 2006
San Antonio, TX USA
17×251 Posts 
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e.g. my first GIMPS exponent, 33983237, would make an algorithm of 0x5A480124800013__ Last fiddled with by MiniGeek on 20080906 at 21:23 

20080906, 21:23  #4 
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
2·3·13·83 Posts 
Perhaps this thread explains it?
http://mersenneforum.org/showthread....149#post141149 
20080906, 21:28  #5 
"Nancy"
Aug 2002
Alexandria
2,467 Posts 
I doubt it. Many people must have used Prime95 to test know Mersenne primes before, and they never showed up as unverified new primes so far.
Alex 
20080906, 21:30  #6  
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"Tim Sorbera"
Aug 2006
San Antonio, TX USA
17×251 Posts 
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I hope that's not all it is, but admittedly it does seem rather unlikely that while M45 is verifying we'd find M46. 

20080906, 22:28  #7 
Oct 2004
Austria
2×17×73 Posts 

20080906, 22:33  #8  
"Richard B. Woods"
Aug 2002
Wisconsin USA
2^{2}×3×641 Posts 
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20080906, 22:41  #9 
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
29·79 Posts 
You know what's really odd?
I had a feeling that this would happen not long after M45 was reported. I guess I need to develop my primepredicting powers. OK, maybe I read way too many comic books. 
20080906, 22:55  #10 
I quite division it
"Chris"
Feb 2005
England
31×67 Posts 
I suppose the worst case scenario is that someone just missed out on a large share of $100k.
I hear the sound of distant crying. Last fiddled with by Flatlander on 20080906 at 23:13 
20080906, 22:57  #11  
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
29·79 Posts 
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I think there are three possibilities: 1. Some really did find a new prime. 2. Someone (who is not on the official verification team) guessed the exponent of M45 and independently tested it on a highperformance system. 3. Someone used an old version of Prime95 that caused false positives. I have a strong feeling that #2 is the case, but I'm really hoping it's #1. Last fiddled with by ixfd64 on 20080906 at 23:01 Reason: grammar 

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