On 21 January 2020, 00:49:54 UTC, PrimeGrid's Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Mega Prime:
The prime is 1,828,578 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 15th for Generalized Fermat primes and 85th overall.
The discovery was made by Jacob Eikelenboom (Eikelenboom) of The Netherlands using an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700F CPU @ 3.00GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Core x64 Edition. This GPU took about 18 minutes to complete the probable prime (PRP) test using GeneferOCL2.
The prime was verified on 21 January 2020, 02:35:41 UTC by Igor Keller (IKI) of France using an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz with 16GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional with Media Center x64 Edition. This computer took about 26 minutes to complete the probable prime (PRP) test using GeneferOCL2. Igor Keller is a member of the Gridcoin team.
The PRP was confirmed prime by an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1240 v6 @ 3.70GHz with 4GB RAM, running Linux Debian. This computer took about 17 hours, 52 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.
For more details, please see the official announcement.