are a family of mutant characters that can be downloaded to personalize a mobile phone.
There are more primes out there," Woltman says, "and anyone with a reasonably powerful personal computer can join GIMPS
and become a big prime hunter.
The discovery is the fifth record prime found by the GIMPS project, and the third discovered using Entropia's Grid for distributed computing.
I put GIMPS on my PC because it does not interfere with my work on the computer.
Last summer, using GIMPS software on his home computer, technology consultant Nayan Hajratwala of Plymouth, Mich.
To date, GIMPS participants have found the four largest known primes.
Woltman, who organized GIMPS more than a year ago, announced the discovery last week.
Roughly 2 to 4 percent of all machines used in the GIMPS project run into problems, Woltman says.