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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Sunday, September 21, 2008
45th and 46th Known Mersenne Primes Found
It's old news by now and a little off topic(!), but GIMPS (the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search) has announced the discovery of 2 new Mersenne primes:
On August 23rd, a UCLA computer discovered the 45th known Mersenne prime, 243,112,609-1, comprising 12,978,189 digits, the first 10 million plus digit prime to be found!
On September 6th, the 46th known Mersenne prime, 237,156,667-1, a 11,185,272 digit number was found by Hans-Michael Elvenich! This was the first Mersenne prime to be discovered out of order since Colquitt and Welsh discovered 2110,503-1 in 1988.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com