On 6 January 2015, 18:51:43 UTC, PrimeGrid’s Mega Prime Search found the Mega Prime:
The prime is 1,027,071 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 107th overall.
The discovery was made by William Darney (William J. Darney (G46VW)) of the United States using an AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T with 16GB RAM running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. This computer took about 3 hour 42 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. William is a member of the LinusTechTips_Team team.
The prime was verified on 6 January 2015, 23:32:13 UTC, by Michael Becker (Nasicus) of Germany using an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v2 @ 2.60GHz with 32 GB RAM running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition. This computer took about 2 hours and 49 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Michael is a member of the Crunchers@Freiburg team.
For more details, please see the official announcement.