## A new milestone: +100 primes over 100,000 digits

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• Happy New Year to all, It s starting well for me: my computers did a good job during my break holidays and found the new 388847-digit prime 857678^65536+1. Did
Message 1 of 2 , Jan 2, 2002
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Happy New Year to all,

It's starting well for me: my computers did a good job during my break
holidays and found the new 388847-digit prime 857678^65536+1.

Did you notice that just before the end of 2001 (December 28), David
Underbakke submitted the prime 2643978^16384+1 that was the 100th known over
100,000 digits. In fact, the year ended with 101 primes over 100,000 digits
because of 1210354^32768+1 found by Hans Rosenthal on December 29.
Chris Caldwell wrote "In 1984 Samuel Yates defined a titanic prime to be any
prime with at least 1,000 digits. When he introduced this term there were
only 110 such primes known.". Less than 20 years later, there is going to be
more than 110 primes with at least 100,000 digits!

Yves
• Hello Yves, Thank you Mr Euro Gallot for a concise piece of information describing where computer primers are in the search for infinity. David, please say
Message 2 of 2 , Jan 2, 2002
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Hello Yves,
Thank you Mr 'Euro' Gallot for a concise piece of information
describing where computer primers are in the search for infinity.
David, please say something witiful so that I can feel happy again.

regards,
Paul Mills.

--- In primenumbers@y..., "Yves Gallot" <galloty@o...> wrote:
> Happy New Year to all,
>
> It's starting well for me: my computers did a good job during my
break
> holidays and found the new 388847-digit prime 857678^65536+1.
>
> Did you notice that just before the end of 2001 (December 28), David
> Underbakke submitted the prime 2643978^16384+1 that was the 100th
known over
> 100,000 digits. In fact, the year ended with 101 primes over
100,000 digits
> because of 1210354^32768+1 found by Hans Rosenthal on December 29.
> Chris Caldwell wrote "In 1984 Samuel Yates defined a titanic prime
to be any
> prime with at least 1,000 digits. When he introduced this term
there were
> only 110 such primes known.". Less than 20 years later, there is
going to be
> more than 110 primes with at least 100,000 digits!
>
> Yves
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