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Another GFN-262144 Mega Prime!
On 17 June 2018, 15:40:35 UTC, PrimeGrid’s Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Generalized Fermat mega prime:
The prime is 1,760,679 digits long and enters [Link] Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 8th for Generalized Fermat primes and 60th overall.
The discovery was made by Scott Brown ([Link] Scott Brown) of the United States using an NVidia GeForce GTX 1080 in an Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-1650 v3 CPU @ 3.50GHz with 32GB RAM, running Windows 7 Enterprise Edition. This GPU took about 18 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL3. Scott is a member of the [Link] Aggie The Pew team.
The prime was verified on 17 June 2018, 16:44:04 UTC by Keith Reinhardt ([Link] Keith) of Canada using an NVidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU at 3.60GHz with 16GB RAM, running Windows 7 Professional Edition. This GPU took about 43 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL5. Keith is a member of the [Link] BOINC@Denmark team.
The PRP was confirmed prime by an Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3-1240 v6 CPU @ 3.70GHz with 2GB RAM, running Linux. ...
World Cup Challenge
Kick off for the first World Cup match is almost here, but we've started the Wold Cup Challenge on the SR5 (LLR) project. Come join us and see if you can score a goal!
5 day Challenge ends 19th June 2018, 00:00 UTC. Work units which are downloaded and completed during the challenge will count towards your challenge score.
For more information, questions and friendly banter, please join us in [Link] this thread. May the best team win!
GDPR: restricting access to project statistics downloads
we'd like to announce that we're going to disable anonymous access to our project statistics downloads, becoming effective tomorrow, June 14th at 15:00 CEST. The reasoning behind this move is the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its obligation concerning the publication of personal information of our users. We've [Link] discussed this matter with our community beforehand and found a way that seems to be acceptable for most.[Link] read more
GFN-262144 Mega Prime!
On 5 June 2018, 05:24:10 UTC, PrimeGrid’s Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Generalized Fermat mega prime:
The prime is 1,759,508 digits long and enters [Link] Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 8th for Generalized Fermat primes and 60th overall.
The discovery was made by Rob Gahan ([Link] Robish) of Ireland using an NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU at 3.50GHz with 32GB RAM, running Windows 10 Core Edition. This GPU took about 25 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL3. Rob is a member of the [Link] Storm team.
The prime was verified on 5 June 2018, 05:43:47 by Aaron Houston Clinton ([Link] denim) of the United States using an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU at 4.00GHz with 16GB RAM, running Windows 10 Professional Edition. This GPU took about 13 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL3. Aaron is a member of the [Link] SETI.USA team.
The PRP was confirmed prime by an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Pro...
More CPU jobs
Please remember that to run QMML jobs (linux only) you will need to install both the gcc and libc6-dev or glibc-devel (the latter depends on your distribution) packages.
"Are we alone?" on VICE
The HBO series VICE will be broadcasting an episode with a segment entitled "Are we alone?" starting June 1 at 11pm EST. It will be available on HBO streaming service, HBO GO, at 7:30pm EST.
The segment includes interviews with the father of modern SETI, Frank Drake, and a SETI@home volunteer who has been a part of the project nearly as long as I have.1 We'll be interested in seeing your reaction to this piece.
Trailers are available through [Link] facebook and [Link] twitter.
1. I haven't asked permission to release his name, so I cannot do so.
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