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GIMPS newsletter #16, 6 July, 1999

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The Mersenne Newsletter, issue #16 July 6, 1999

Discovery of the 38th Mersenne Prime!!!
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The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS)
Finds First Million-Digit Prime,
Stakes Claim to $50,000 EFF Award.
2^6972593-1 is now the Largest Known Prime

Press release
http://www.mersenne.org/6972593.htm

GIMPS Home page and latest news links
http://www.mersenne.org/prime.htm

Congratulations to Nayan Hajratwala and all GIMPS members for
our fourth success! Good luck to all in the search for M39!

Sincerely,

George Woltman
woltman@alum.mit.edu

and

Scott Kurowski & team
primenet@entropia.com