Month: January 1999
The Power of One… How distributed computing can change the world.
[This was originally published on Aviary Magazine and mirrored on attrition.org. The exact publish date has been lost.] October 19, 1999 – John Jackson of Montreal, Canada discovered the first million digit Mersenne prime number. John enjoyed the $50,000 reward and had his name added to the history books for his mathematical accomplishment. March 18,…