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Old 2006-02-06, 12:55   #9
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Originally Posted by jocelynl
Yes Paul, that is excatly what I meant. As the numbers grow it will take more and more time to do. It will be kind of stuck at working on the many low digits numbers for a long time. With today's technology what is the highest number (in digits) that can be done with SNFS in a reasonable amount of time (months)?

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In this thread http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=5396 was reported the factorization of a 274-digit (i.e. 907-bit) integer. They started 10 September 2005 and finished 23 January 2006. That counts as "months" to me.

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