On 9 September 2019, 18:15:29 UTC, PrimeGridâ€™s Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Generalized Fermat mega prime:
The prime is 1,816,798 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 13th for Generalized Fermat primes and 76th overall.
The discovery was made by Ken Ito (jpldcon4) of Japan using an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti in an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2687W v3 @ 3.10GHz with 64GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows Server 2016. This GPU took about 27 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL2. Ken is a member of Team 2ch.
The prime was verified on 10 September 2019, 02:21:44 UTC by Brent Schneider (KWSN-SpongeBob SquarePants) of Nepal using an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise. This GPU took about 28 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL2. Brent is a member of The Knights Who Say Ni! team.
The PRP was confirmed prime by an Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3-1240 v6 CPU @ 3.70GHz with 32 GB RAM, running Debian Linux. This computer took about 17 hours 30 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.
For more details, please see the official announcement.