On 29 June 2019, 00:54:18 UTC, PrimeGridâ€™s Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Generalized Fermat mega prime:
The prime is 3,386,397 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 3rd for Generalized Fermat primes and 26th overall.
The discovery was made by Roman Vogt (Tabaluga) of Germany using an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2700K CPU @ 3.50GHz CPU with 16GB RAM, running Windows 10. This GPU took about 1 hour and 42 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL5. Roman is a member of the Sicituradastra. team.
The PRP was verified on 29 June 2019, 08:52:47 by Carlo Villa (carlo) using an NVIDIA GeForce 830M in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz with 8GB RAM, running Windows 10. This GPU took about 16 hours and 55 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL5.
The PRP was confirmed prime by an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 v6 @ 3.70GHz with 4GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 25 hours 53 minutes to complete the primality test using multithreaded LLR.
For more details, please see the official announcement.
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