John Honorary cruncher Send message Joined: 21 Feb 06 Posts: 2875 ID: 2449 Credit: 2,681,934 RAC: 0
The stars must have aligned today as two SR5 primes were found in the Challenge. One by Murphy Babb (his second) of the United States and one by Sascha Beat Dinkel of Switzerland. Murphy's prime (3938*5^558032-1) is 390,052 digits and ranks 3rd for SR5 primes and 218th overall. Sascha's prime (151026*5^559670-1) is 391,198 digits and ranks 2nd for SR5 primes and 216th overall.
This is a GREAT way to lead into the final 24 hours of the Challenge. Looks like we've even hit the 5 primes request. What more is there to ask for now??? :D How about an SR5 prime for everyone participating? Is that too lofty of a goal?
This is great news. If only we were able to keep finding primes at this rate...but I have the feeling it will eventually turn into PSP/SoB where there are only a few candidates left but the tests take forever to be able to complete.