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Old 2011-03-07, 01:22   #3
jasonp
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If Msieve or any of the scripts that automate NFS factorizations supported test sieving, we could modify them to extrapolate the number of relations needed from the sieving, and from there to the approximate sieving time. It's only worth the trouble if the sieving time is going to be long, but short sieving jobs can fall back on tabulated history anyway.
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