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GFN-262144 Mega Prime!
On 15 February 2018, 02:15:40 UTC, PrimeGrid’s Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Generalized Fermat mega prime:
The prime is 1,737,493 digits long and enters [Link] Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 7th for Generalized Fermat primes and 57th overall.
The discovery was made by Rob Gahan ([Link] Robish) of Ireland using an NVIDIA GeForce 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 23 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL3. Rob is a member of the [Link] Storm team.
The prime was verified on 15 February 2018, 02:18:23 by Daniel Frużyński ([Link] [B@P] Daniel) of Poland using an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU at 3.40GHz with 16GB RAM, running Windows 10 Professional Edition. This GPU took about 20 minutes to probable prime (PRP) test with GeneferOCL3. Daniel is a member of the [Link] BOINC@Poland 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...
[wildlife] new searches started
Hi Everyone -- got some really interesting results from the last round of searches and we submitted a publication on them last week. Will get a copy out to you soon once we find out if it was published! I've started up a new batch of searches so let me know if you have any issues with these.
By citizen science grid
Changing Workunit Priority to 1 from 0
In order to use the "Use Reliable Host" feature built into the BOINC server software, we must change our workunit priority to 1 from 0. I am implementing this now and will check in over the weekend to make sure everything is running well.
If you have any questions or see any issues, please let me know.