On 5 October 2017, 08:47:45 UTC, PrimeGrid’s PPS Mega Prime Search project found the Mega Prime:
The prime is 1,033,331 digits long and will enter Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 208th overall.
The discovery was made by Jochen Beck (dh1saj) of Germany using an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670 CPU @ 3.40GHz with 8GB RAM, running Windows 7 Professional Edition. This computer took about 1 hour 25 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Jochen is a member of the SETI.Germany team.
The prime was verified on 6 October 2017, 22:29:00 UTC by Georgios Magklaras (georgios) of Greece using an Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-2650 v3 CPU @ 2.30GHz with 128GB RAM, running Linux. This computer took about 2 hours 28 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR. Georgios is a member of the Team Norway team.
For more details, please see the official announcement.