20130111, 14:14  #1 
Sep 2002
Oeiras, Portugal
10110101000_{2} Posts 
What a (TF) factor!!...
Man, is this real?
From the Primenet Progress Report (Cleared exponents): dbaugh Manual testing 2268941 F Jan 10 2013 9:11PM 0.0 7265.6046 79710277416868001845009 The figures seem correct. ThatÂ´s a ~76bit factor for a 2.2M exponent. But... are you really TFing exponents so small this high, or was it just a lucky strike? 
20130111, 15:10  #2 
Jun 2003
4,861 Posts 
How did you determine that this was TF? More probable is ECM. How does an ECM factor report look like?

20130111, 18:51  #3 
Oct 2011
1247_{8} Posts 
It does say Manual Testing... how many people run a manual ecm program? Either way, doubtful TF... 3,557 days, poss P1? 10.4 days.
Last fiddled with by bcp19 on 20130111 at 18:53 
20130111, 20:42  #4 
Feb 2012
3^{4}×5 Posts 
k = 17565524492895144 = 2^3 * 3^2 * 121661 * 2005290257

20130111, 20:47  #5  
Sep 2002
Oeiras, Portugal
2^{3}·181 Posts 
Quote:
Moreover, factors found through TF are identified by the server with an "F", which is the current case. ECM factors are identified by "FECM". 

20130111, 20:54  #6 
1976 Toyota Corona years forever!
"Wayne"
Nov 2006
Saskatchewan, Canada
2^{2}×17×67 Posts 

20130111, 21:47  #7 
Basketry That Evening!
"Bunslow the Bold"
Jun 2011
40<A<43 89<O<88
3·29·83 Posts 
The k that TObject mentions is a feasible P1 BrentSuyama hit.
I find it more likely that it was an ECM hit that got misreported than doing TF. 
20130111, 21:50  #8 
Sep 2011
2^{2}×23 Posts 
It is possible to be a TF result, since dbaugh once trial factored M4025501 to 77 bits without finding a factor and then found a 77.127 bits factor. In that case, it's not so clear if the factor was found using TF or ECM, but the "no factor found" results should be valid I think.
Last fiddled with by dabaichi on 20130111 at 21:52 
20130112, 06:31  #9 
Aug 2005
118_{10} Posts 
I do a lot of ECM and also a lot of TF. The ECM keeps the processor busy while I use mfakto and mfaktc to do TF. I lost credit for the first several hundred exponents I LL'ed over 15 years ago when Primenet migrated. I am revisiting those exponents and others in the vicinity to reearn that credit and more doing high TF. I also like finding small missed exponents of numbers whose history was cleared by someone finding a larger factor using ECM. I keep my own records of bit levels TFed because I cannot get this information when a factor is known. The best ones are where there is no factor known. The others are a lot of work for no credit other than my own knowledge that they have been exhaustively searched up to a high bit level. Occasionally an exponent catches my interest. At the moment I especially like ones with long histories like 1000003. I have been running a 79 to 80 TF on one machine and a 80 to 81 TF on another for the last several months of the exponent 9007753.

20130112, 06:53  #10 
Bemusing Prompter
"Danny"
Dec 2002
California
4477_{8} Posts 
Now that's what I call dedication!
However, I couldn't help but mention that the effort required to factor M9007753 to 81 bits is approximately equivalent to TF'ing 1,000 exponents in the 60M range from 70 to 73 bits. The latter would be much more beneficial to GIMPS. Heck, even searching for a factor of MM127 would be greatly welcomed. Last fiddled with by ixfd64 on 20130112 at 07:01 
20130112, 07:00  #11 
Aug 2005
2·59 Posts 
I split my efforts between satisfying my narrow interests and helping the larger project. If someone finds a factor of 9007753 by any means, I pledge to drop it and work on taking 1,000 60M exponents from 71 to 73 instead. 4025501 factoring method is muddied because although I reported my TF result, Primenet recorded it as an ECM result. I contacted George with all the details and he resubmitted it for me as TF.
Last fiddled with by dbaugh on 20130112 at 07:08 Reason: more info 
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