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  • n. The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search, a collaborative project using home computers to find large prime numbers.

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  • The twelve largest known Mersenne primes (including the latest) have all been discovered by GIMPS, which is a distributed computing project being undertaken by an international collaboration of volunteers.

    MathWorld Headline News

  • Today the distributed computing project called GIMPS, or Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search, has confirmed it has discovered the largest prime number ever at almost 13 million digits long.

    Maximum PC all RSS Feed

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = '47th Known Mersenne Prime Apparently Discovered, by Eric Weisstein'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Less than a year after the 45th and 46th known Mersenne primes were discovered, Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) project organizer George Woltman is reporting in a June 7 email to the GIMPS mailing list that a new Mersenne number has been flagged as prime and reported to the project\'s server.'

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: 47th Known Mersenne Prime Apparently Discovered, by Eric Weisstein

  • Less than a year after the 45th and 46th known Mersenne primes were discovered, Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) project organizer George Woltman is reporting in a June 7 email to the GIMPS mailing list that a new Mersenne number has been flagged as prime and reported to the project's server.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: 47th Known Mersenne Prime Apparently Discovered, by Eric Weisstein

  • GIMPS could be an interesting program to run on a computer in a mathematics classroom.

    Archive 2009-04-10

  • The number could be found faster if more people download GIMPS.

    Archive 2009-04-10

  • GIMPS, developed by George Woltman, is a program developed to search for the next Mersenne prime number.

    Archive 2009-04-10

  • GIMPS is free and works on Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

    Archive 2009-04-10

  • The discovery, made Dec. 15 and confirmed Saturday, marked the second time this year that a cooperative computing project called the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) has found a new largest prime.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Roland’s Sunday Smart Trends #91

  • Obviously modeled on “SETI@home” or “GIMPS” – wherein members of the public volunteer to allow their computers to be used to perform distributed mathematical calculations – this one has an interesting twist.

    Lean Left » Blog Archive » Super Cool Space Science Opportunity

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