On 17 February 2017 00:26:30 UTC, PrimeGrid’s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
The prime is 1,013,683 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 202nd overall.
The discovery was made by Lars Fricke (Lars Fricke) of Germany using an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v4 @ 2.10GHz with 64GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 1 hour 34 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.
The prime was verified on 17 February 2017, 17:55:08 UTC by Hans-Jürgen Bergelt (Hans-Jürgen Bergelt) of Germany using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. This computer took about 1 hour 55 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Hans-Jürgen is a member of the SETI.Germany team.
For more details, please see the official announcement.