Current events

From Mersennewiki
Jump to: navigation, search
2017-12-26 : 277232917-1 is reported prime.
2016-01-13 : Multiple independent verification runs prove M(74207281) is prime.
2015-09-17 : 274207281-1 is reported prime by a computer belonging to Curtis Cooper; but the discovery goes unnoticed until January 7.
2013-02-05 : Checks prove M(57885161) and a press release is issued.
2013-01-25 : 48th known Mersenne prime discovered by GIMPS / Curtis Cooper.
2011-12-01 : Double-checking proves M(24036583) is the 41st Mersenne prime.
2011-03-11 : The wiki now features 300 articles.
2010-07-11 : Double-checking proves M(20996011) is the 40th Mersenne prime.
2009-04-12 : 242643801-1 is reported prime by a computer belonging to Odd Magnar Strindmo; but the discovery goes unnoticed until June 4.
2008-09-06 : A 10 million digit long Mersenne prime is found by Hans-Michael Elvenich. This is second Mersenne prime discovered out of order since 1988. If it had been found just 2 weeks earlier, it would have won the $100,000 EFF prize
2008-08-23 : A 10 million digit long Mersenne prime is found by one of the UCLA computers running GIMPS, managed by Edson Smith. This is long enough to qualify for the $100,000 prize offered by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The new Mersenne prime is 243112609-1.
2007-03-26 : Konstantin Agafonov finds that 19249 × 213018586 + 1 is prime. This 3918990-digit prime is the tenth success of Seventeen Or Bust project.
2006-09-11 : Tony Reix finishes verification of this 44th Mersenne prime using 16 Itanium2 1.5 GHz in six days.
2006-09-04 : A Mersenne prime is found by Dr. Curtis Cooper and Dr. Steven Boone's CMSU team again and verification starts. The new Mersenne prime is 232582657-1
2005-12-24 : Tony Reix finishes verification using 16 Itanium2 1.5 GHz running Glucas.
2005-12-15 : One of the 700 computers at the Central Missouri State University run by Curtis Cooper and Steven Boone (the CMSU team) finds the 43th known Mersenne prime: 230402457 - 1.
2005-10-19 : Double check finds that 4847 × 23321063 + 1 is prime. This 999744-digit prime is the ninth success of Seventeen Or Bust project.
2005-10-19 : The wiki now features 100 articles.
2005-09-06 : This wiki is established.