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Important note about factoring and CPU's
Important note:
It is advisable now to only use GPU's to do trial factoring, not CPU's. The difference between the two is so great that it makes no sense to do TF on a CPU. If you have a CPU that is otherwise 'too slow' to do primality testing and want to put it to use to help GIMPS, consider the following tasks:
If all you have is a CPU and want to do TF on a special number before you run a first time check (hopefully your are doing a PRP test and going to generate a VDF/proof file), there is the option of asking for help. Someone with a GPU could knock out the TF for you while you do a task for them (like P-1 or a DC) in exchange. |
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