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Mathematics of Computation

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ISSN 1088-6842 (online) ISSN 0025-5718 (print)

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Factoring with two large primes
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by A. K. Lenstra and M. S. Manasse PDF
Math. Comp. 63 (1994), 785-798 Request permission


We describe a modification to the well-known large prime variant of the multiple polynomial quadratic sieve factoring algorithm. In practice this leads to a speed-up factor of 2 to 2.5. We discuss several implementation-related aspects, and we include some examples. Our new variation is also of practical importance for the number field sieve factoring algorithm.
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  • © Copyright 1994 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 63 (1994), 785-798
  • MSC: Primary 11Y05
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  • MathSciNet review: 1250773