Yes. I have been running GIMPS for almost a year. George notified us Monday that a new Mersenne prime had probably been discovered, but it must yet be verified independently by several supercomputers. spike
> BTW with regard to GIMPS, rumor has it that have succeeded in finding a new
> large prime:
> >From: George Woltman <email@example.com>
> >> The 38th Mersenne prime was *probably* discovered today. The exponent
> >is in the 6,000,000s (the prime is in the neighborhood of 2,000,000 digits).