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GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 2^{82589933}1 (24,862,048 digits) Single Curio View: (Seek other curios for this number) The Fractran algorithm (John Horton Conway's primeproducing machine) is an interesting but terribly inefficient way to generate prime numbers. It requires 19 steps to compute the first prime, 2.
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