Mersenne prime

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Mersenne prime

[mər′sen ¦prīm]
(mathematics)
A Mersenne number that is also a prime number.
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* Computer scientists uncovered the 32nd Mersenne prime number, the largest prime yet discovered (141: 213).
12 -- Mathematicians at the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) came across the bug while running Prime95 - an application used to calculate prime numbers - in their search to find Mersenne Prime numbers. The bug has been reproduced on multiple systems irrespective of the motherboard, operating system or the RAM modules used.