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41st Mersenne prime may be found

Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 11:42:54 -0400
From: George Woltman <woltman@alum.mit.edu>
Subject: [Prime] 41st Mersenne Prime reported!

Hi all,

A computer has just reported discovering the 41st known Mersenne Prime!!
If proven correct, this will be the new largest known prime.

The test was run using version 23 with its better false-positive screening.
I've emailed the user and asked for a copy of the save file with a few
thousand iterations left to go.  If he emails that file to me and re-running
the last iterations again shows the number to be prime, then we will
know the report is accurate.

I'll keep you posted,
George
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