On 9 February 2017, 08:57:25 UTC, PrimeGrid’s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
The prime is 1,012,311 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 203rd overall.
The discovery was made by Daniel Frużyński (Daniel) of Poland using an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 @ 2.60GHz with 32GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 1 hour 49 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Daniel is a member of the BOINC@Poland team.
The prime was verified on 9 February 2017, 09:18:53 UTC by Alen Kecic (Freezing) of Germany using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition. This computer took about 56 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Alen is a member of the SETI.Germany team.
For more details, please see the official announcement.