Monday, September 6, 2010

I found a Prime (or 3): PrimeGrid results


The following came in the mail today! I found a prime! (or 3) I have been participating in BOIC and SETI@Home and PrimeGrid for about 10 years, and this is the first time I have found anything.

Dear Primefinder,

Congratulations! Our records indicate that a computer registered by you has found a unique prime number. This computer is running BOINC, is attached to the PrimeGrid project, and is assigned to the  Sophie Germain Prime Search. What makes this prime unique is that it's large enough to enter the Top 5000 List in Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database.

Since you have auto-reporting selected, the following prime was submitted on your behalf:

94527 : 2925234051465*2^666667-1 (200700 digits)
94528 : 3129870640125*2^666667-1 (200700 digits)
94529 : 3145366115715*2^666667-1 (200700 digits)
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me and we will surely resolve any problem.

Once again, congratulations on your find.  Thank you for participating in PrimeGrid.
John Blazek of PrimeGrid

1 comment:

  1. Congrats, Bill! :) I'd done my share of Seti while working as admin in college... even managed to gather a small team... but while waiting for ET to show up I graduated, no longer worked for the University, they also changed clients (I loathed the new BOINC) and the thing slowly died away (not to mention that ET never showed up...)