On 25 January 2016, 11:24:35 UTC, PrimeGrid’s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
The prime is 1,076,045 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 105th overall.
The discovery was made by Randall Scalise (Randall J. Scalise) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz with 8GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 1 hour 42 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.
The prime was verified on 25 January 2016, 23:32:54 UTC, by Scott Brown (Scott Brown) of the United States using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz with 8GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise. This computer took about 59 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Scott is a member of the Duke University team.
For more details, please see the official announcement.