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Old 2005-06-30, 14:35   #4
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I'm doing 2,760+ next because that is the one that Paul set up. You'll have to ask him why he chose it in preference to one of the others. I don't know if it is the case here, but sometimes we have skipped some of the easier ones to leave more managable ones to those with smaller sieving capacity.

The original intent was to do it by gnfs, partly to help some less knowledgable people realize that NFSNet can do either gnfs or snfs since they are essentially the same once you have chosen the polynomials.

After Don and ? did some searching, I think that they concluded that the SNFS was just as good. It seems that Paul went with

M = 2^152
M -x
1 -x +x^2 -x^3 +x^4

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