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Nayan Hajratwala

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Nayan Hajratwala is a former PricewaterhouseCoopers employee from Michigan who discovered the 38th Mersenne prime, 26,972,593-1.

On 1999-06-01, Hajratwala's 350 MHz IBM Aptiva home computer first reported the prime to the GIMPS server. The computer had taken 111 days to complete the test, although the same test could have been done in three weeks had the computer been running at full capacity.

In 2001, Hajratwala founded a software consulting firm, Chikli Consulting, LLC.

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