On 9 August 2022, 11:56:02 UTC, PrimeGrid’s Generalized Fermat Prime Search found the Generalized Fermat mega prime:
The prime is 6,595,985 digits long and enters Chris Caldwell's The Largest Known Primes Database ranked 1st for Generalized Fermat primes and 13th overall. This is the second-largest prime found by PrimeGrid, and the second-largest non-Mersenne prime.
The discovery was made by Kazuya Tanaka (apophise@jisaku) of Japan using an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700K CPU @ 3.60GHz with 64GB RAM, running Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64 Edition. This GPU took about 1 hour, 2 minutes to complete the probable prime (PRP) test using GeneferOCL5. Kazuya Tanaka is a member of Team 2ch.
The prime was verified on 10 August 2022, 17:39:14 UTC by Jens Katzur (Landjunge) of Germany using an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 in an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5675 @ 3.07GHz with 40GB RAM, running Linux Ubuntu. This computer took about 1 hour, 36 minutes to complete the probable prime (PRP) test using GeneferOCL5. Jens Katzur is a member of Planet 3DNow!.
The PRP was confirmed prime on 11 August 2022 by an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X @3.4GHz, running Linux Mint. This computer took about 51 hours, 52 minutes to complete the primality test using LLR2.
For more details, please see the official announcement.