100MD LL Test  Newb Question
I'm running a LL test on a 100MD assignment.
I just got done factoring to 76 bits (took 11 days). Now Prime95 is running a P1 factor test and then I suppose it will start the LL.
My questions are:
1) Technically speaking, how many bits is M332208529? (i.e., how far can I trial factor this despite the fact that Prime95 has determined that 76 bits is far enough?);
2) I have multiple systems available for running Prime95;
a) On a different system, should I trial factor this assignment manually to 77 or 78 bits in an effort to better increase the odds that I am not wasting A LOT of time on the primary LL assignment?
b) On a different system, and after the P1 test is complete and I get the B1 bound result, should I run some ECM curve tests at the same time? If so, how many curves?
Thanks in advance for your insights.
Neo
