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Old 2022-06-02, 17:54   #8
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Originally Posted by VBCurtis View Post
False, and false. Just because the hardware on your desk isn't sufficient, concluding the hardware does not exist is plain wrong. Software is easy: CADO is sufficient to factor it- the CADO team factored numbers of size 2^1200 already, and one can peruse their paper on those jobs to learn what hardware requirements there were at that size and then scale RAM needs for the bigger input size.
It would be easy enough, though largely futile, to perform some trial sieving on a desktop machine.

You don't need to hold all the primes and sieve array in RAM if what you want to do is determine yields. Performance would be pathetic, but so what?
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