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Old 04 April 2014, 08:11 PM
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In the case if the awards, it does take days (and multiple machines) to confirm any primes that are found but it's nothing compared to the problem of finding them in the first place. The specific primes they're finding are Mersenne Primes:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_I...e_Prime_Search
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