On 27 October 2020, 22:38:04 UTC, PrimeGrid's Fermat Divisor Search found the Mega Prime:
The prime is 2,219,971 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's â€œThe Largest Known Primes Databaseâ€ ranked 73rd overall.
The discovery was made by Pavel Atnashev (Pavel Atnashev) of Russia using an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz with 4GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64 Edition. This computer took about 1 hour, 49 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR2. Pavel Atnashev is a member of the Ural Federal University team.
For more details, please see the official announcement.