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Michael Cameron

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Michael Cameron is a resident of Owen Sound, Ontario who discovered the 39th Mersenne prime, 213,466,917-1.

On 2001-11-14, Cameron's 800 MHz AMD T-Bird reported the prime after 42 days of computation. The 20-year-old Cameron had joined GIMPS following suggestions from a friend that he participate in a distributed computing program to make use of the idle CPU cycles. This was Cameron's fourth exponent.

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