# Fermat prime calculator/Snippet

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**Fermat prime calculator**is a pattern that was constructed by Jason Summers on January 7, 2000 that calculates Fermat prime numbers. It is rigged to self-destruct and stop growing if any Fermat primes over 65537 are found. Since the existence of such primes is an unsolved problem in mathematics, it is unknown if this pattern exhibits infinite growth.