Gordon Irlam (
Sat, 23 Nov 1996 13:52:17 -0800 (PST)

From: "Joel Armengaud" <>
Subject: Re: Mersenne: Factoring bug #2
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 1996 10:16:23 +0100

Hello Mersenne Searchers,

I am very happy to announce that we have found a new Mersenne Prime!!!
This is the 35th known Mersenne number, and the biggest so far:

2**(1398269) - 1

More details can be found at

Many thanks to all of you, to you George, who made the fastest program I
have ever seen on a Pentium, and to all the Apsylog Development Team
fellows, who let me run Prime95.exe on 18 Pentiums and P-PROs.

-Joel Armengaud