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Jason Cawley
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(2^24,036,583)-1 is Prime

New Scientist reports the largest prime number yet - the 41st Mersenne prime - was found by exhaustive search, by an enthusiast donating CPU time from his home computer.

http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99995057

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