On 15 May 2022, 17:29:48 UTC, PrimeGrid's Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Mega Prime:
The prime is 3,507,424 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 3rd for Generalized Fermat primes and 54th overall.
The discovery was made by Tom Greer (tng) of the United States using a GeForce RTX 3060 in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz with 24GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Core x64 Edition. This GPU took about 1 hour, 1 minute to complete the probable prime (PRP) test using GeneferOCL2. Tom Greer is a member of Antarctic Crunchers.
The prime was verified on 16 May 2022, 19:12:23 UTC by Albert Pastuszka (User B@P) of Poland using a GeForce GTX 750 in an AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 445 Processor with 6GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 Edition. This computer took about 6 hours, 46 minutes to complete the probable prime (PRP) test using GeneferOCL2. Albert Pastuszka is a member of BOINC@Poland.
The PRP was confirmed prime by an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor with 4GB RAM, running Linux Ubuntu. This computer took about 22 hours, 17 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR.
For more details, please see the official announcement.