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Old 2016-07-17, 14:36   #1
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Default ecm with Fermat numbers

Question: with regard to both mprime and gmp-ecm, is it faster running the Fermat number "as-is", or divided by its known factors?

IIRC, mprime was faster using the standard notation and providing the known factors either on the worktodo.txt line or on the lowp.txt file, while gmp-ecn was faster as the number to test grew smaller.

Is it still correct?


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