(242737 + 1)/3
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This prime's information:

field (help)value
Description:(242737 + 1)/3
Verification status (*):PRP
Official Comment:ECPP, generalized Lucas number, Wagstaff
Unofficial Comments:This prime has 1 user comment below.
Proof-code(s): (*):M : Morain
Decimal Digits:12865   (log10 is 12864.641803437)
Rank (*):65008 (digit rank is 1)
Entrance Rank (*):32933
Currently on list? (*):short
Submitted:8/28/2007 13:19:44 CDT
Last modified:8/28/2007 13:27:29 CDT
Database id:82071
Status Flags:Verify
Score (*):33.2205 (normalized score 0)

Archival tags:

There are certain forms classed as archivable: these prime may (at times) remain on this list even if they do not make the Top 5000 proper.  Such primes are tracked with archival tags.
Elliptic Curve Primality Proof (archivable *)
Prime on list: no, rank 43
Subcategory: "ECPP"
(archival tag id 193533, tag last modified 2014-09-29 10:20:17)
Generalized Lucas Number (archivable *)
Prime on list: no, rank 23
Subcategory: "Generalized Lucas Number"
(archival tag id 193532, tag last modified 2014-09-17 12:50:32)
Wagstaff (archivable *)
Prime on list: yes, rank 2
Subcategory: "Wagstaff"
(archival tag id 193534, tag last modified 2014-09-17 12:50:33)

User comments about this prime (disclaimer):

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Fran├žois Morain writes (11 Sep 2014): 
The number N = (2^42737+1)/3 is prime.

It is related to the conjecture of Bateman, Selfridge and Wagstaff, see [1]. Previous exponents p leading to prime values of N_p = (2^p+1)/3 can also be found at [1]. The next value of p for which N_p is a probable prime is p=83339, which might not be undoable in a near future.

The number N has 12,865 decimal digits and the proof was built using fastECPP [2] on several networks of workstations.

Cumulated timings are given w.r.t. AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 250 at 2.39 GHz.

1st phase: 218 days (72 for sqrt; 8 for Cornacchia; 134 for PRP tests) 2nd phase: 93 days (2 days for building all H_D's; 83 for solving H_D mod p)

The certificate (>19Mb compressed) can be found at: http://www.lix.polytechnique.fr/Labo/Francois.Morain/Primes/Certif/bsw42737.certif.gz

It took 2 days to check the 1165 proof steps on a single processor.

Acknowledgment: thanks to Tony Reix for having pushed me to come back to the primality of these numbers.

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[1] http://primes.utm.edu/mersenne/NewMersenneConjecture.html
[2] Math. Comp. 76, 493--505.

Verification data:

The Top 5000 Primes is a list for proven primes only. In order to maintain the integrity of this list, we seek to verify the primality of all submissions.  We are currently unable to check all proofs (ECPP, KP, ...), but we will at least trial divide and PRP check every entry before it is included in the list.
fieldvalue
prime_id82071
person_id9
machineRedHat P4 P4
whatprp
notesCommand: /home/caldwell/client/pfgw -tc -q"(2^42737+1)/3" 2>&1
PFGW Version 20031027.x86_Dev (Beta 'caveat utilitor') [FFT v22.13 w/P4]
Primality testing (2^42737+1)/3 [N-1/N+1, Brillhart-Lehmer-Selfridge]
Running N-1 test using base 2
Running N-1 test using base 7
Running N-1 test using base 13
Running N-1 test using base 19
Running N+1 test using discriminant 29, base 2+sqrt(29)
Running N+1 test using discriminant 29, base 3+sqrt(29)
Running N+1 test using discriminant 29, base 5+sqrt(29)
Running N+1 test using discriminant 29, base 6+sqrt(29)
Running N+1 test using discriminant 29, base 8+sqrt(29)
Running N+1 test using discriminant 29, base 9+sqrt(29)
Calling N+1 BLS with factored part 0.98% and helper 0.15% (3.08% proof)
(2^42737+1)/3 is Fermat and Lucas PRP! (414.8100s+0.0000s)
[Elapsed time: 6.98333333333333 minutes]
modified2007-09-12 06:50:18
created2007-08-28 13:20:30
id93262

fieldvalue
prime_id82071
person_id9
machineRedHat P4 P4
whattrial_divided
notesCommand: /home/caldwell/client/pfgw -o -f -q"(2^42737+1)/3" 2>&1
PFGW Version 20031027.x86_Dev (Beta 'caveat utilitor') [FFT v22.13 w/P4]
trial factoring to 3771838
(2^42737+1)/3 has no small factor.
[Elapsed time: 4.875 seconds]
modified2007-09-12 06:50:18
created2007-08-28 13:22:01
id93263

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