On 24 February 2016, 12:04:12 UTC, PrimeGrid’s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
The prime is 1,082,620 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 106th overall.
The discovery was made by Hiroyuki Okazaki (zunewantan) of Japan using an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1630 v3 @ 3.70GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. This computer took about 58 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Hiroyuki is a member of the Aggie The Pew team.
The prime was verified on 24 February 2016, 13:18:01 UTC, by user Shaman of the Czech Republic using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz with 8GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. This computer took about 2 hours 2 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Shaman is a member of the Czech National Team team.
For more details, please see the official announcement.