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Old 2020-11-15, 21:50   #4
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The Prime95 software will normally stop when it finds a factor.

There is an secondary effort that PrimeNet co-ordinates that look for more factors for the lowest non-primes. There are attempts to fully factor the smallest of the numbers. There are a few individuals that are working on getting every factor found at each bit level, as well.

Part of the effort to fully factor all of the lowest number is doing a PRP test on the remaining 'cofactor'. If it shows that the cofactor is composite, then there will be efforts to find more factors.

General order TF, then P-1, then ECM, then if there are more factors yet to be found, "bigger guns" may be brought to bear.
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