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Old 2016-12-17, 18:30   #1
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Default "unknown" user trustworthiness

I noticed on M9100919 has been TF'd by an unknown user between 1 and 74.

Does this seem a trustworthy result? It seems a large range to TF without any results being submitted as single ranges. Or is it likely that the user hasn't actually completed this workload?

Additionally, does it seem reasonable that the exponent may only have been TF'd to 57 bits, considering the identified factors correlation to bits is:
18201839 - 24 bits
673468007 - 29 bits
2202422399 - 31 bits
7717579313 - 32 bits
494744158679 - 38 bits
46595048912743 - 45 bits
1294891132569841 - 50 bits
133689306506513711 - 56 bits
165730994575149041 - 57 bits

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Old 2016-12-17, 18:56   #2
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There are eleven known factors for M9100919, you only listed nine of them.

Two of the factors were discovered with ECM, but it seems to have had only 43 curves, at B1=50,000 (and presumably B2=5,000,000). Might be interesting for someone to do a few more.

Edit: someone = me. I couldn't resist queuing it up.

With TF you can't be entirely sure that the machine that did it was reliable, even if it was a known user. Consumer-grade GPUs might have more errors than CPUs. In any case, it would probably be more useful to do ECM on this exponent rather than any further TF, that would rule out any more small factors faster, or find them if they exist.

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Old 2016-12-25, 17:23   #3
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I only listed the factors which were identified by TF because they disprove the "no factor ^1 to ^74" TF which was reported by the unknown user.

If the full ^1 to ^74 range were completed in a single pass, rather than each increment tested individually, would the class count remaining the same - irregardless of the number of ranges being tested - reduce the efficacy of the test?

Would someone be able to explain the concept of a class in TF?

Why does the class not increase with each additional range tested simultaneously?
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Old 2016-12-27, 08:51   #4
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"class" is the modularity of k to (usually) 4620 in the expression q=2*k*p+1, where q is a factor of m=2^p-1, with a prime p.

I say "usually" because other values are possible instead of 4620 (like 420, etc).

Yes, the class count will be the same for every bitlevel (1 to 74) but the number of candidates doubles with every bitlevel.

The candidates q are divided into classes because there are theorems which say that a factor q can not be 3 or 5 mod 8, and it is always 1 mod 2p, and we look for small prime factors.

Depending on the modularity of p to 4620, to have q=2kp+1 prime and 1 mod 8 or -1 mod 8, only some values for k are possible. This eliminates many "classes" for the candidate list, making the factoring process faster.

For example, a prime p>11 can not be 3 or 5 or 7 or 11 (mod 4620), because in this case it will not be prime. But it can be 1 or 13, or 17, etc, mod 4620.

Say that p is 13 mod 4620.

In this case q=2kp+1=26k+1 (mod 4620), and this is not prime if k=1, 7, 10, 13, 16, etc. mod 4620 (divisible by 3), it is not prime if k=4 mod 4620 (divisible by 105), it is not prime if k=11, 18, 32, mod 4620 (divisible by 7) etc.This elliminates a lot of candidates. The k value in q=2kp+1 can only be 0, 2, 3, 5, 6, 12, mod 4620, for q to have a chance to be prime. But you will also see that if k=2 mod 4620, then q=5 mod 8, and there is no way that q divides m, because all factors of m are either 1 or 7 mod 8.

So, at the end, if p=13 mod 4620, then k can only be in following 960 "classes" (of modularity to 4620): 0, 3, 12, 15, 20, 23, 27, 35, 36, etc. The other 3660 "classes" are eliminated, we do not need to test them.

These things were repeatedly (and deeper, with pari examples and pieces of code) explained in the mfaktc threads.

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Old 2016-12-27, 13:09   #5
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SM88 sent me on PM the right link (thanks!) to the "detailed" thread
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Old 2017-01-16, 01:14   #6
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So aside from someone intentionally submitting a misleading TF report (^1 to ^74), is there a possible explanation as to why this TF test failed to identify any of the 9 factors?

e.g. if Stages=0 was set and the bitlevels ^1 to ^74 were tested simultaneously, would the efficacy of the test be diminished which could result in the factors being missed?
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Old 2017-01-17, 15:27   #7
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Originally Posted by mattmill30 View Post
e.g. if Stages=0 was set and the bitlevels ^1 to ^74 were tested simultaneously, would the efficacy of the test be diminished which could result in the factors being missed?
No, the "Stages" isn't changing the results, it's "only" a convinience. (AFAIK)
Essentially it's splitting the assigment for different treatments.
E.g. Separated submissions.
Whole range by ee33t1 67-72
E.g. without sliptting it and finding factors inside the bitranges, and StopAfterFactor isn't 0, you're not sure if the range is fully TFed or stopped before the end(?)

from mfaktc.ini
# Allow to split an assignment into multiple bit ranges.
# 0 = disabled
# 1 = enabled
# Enabled Stages make only sense when StopAfterFactor is 1 or 2.
# Do not change this in the middle of a run which spans over multiple
# bitlevels, in this case mfaktc will ignore the checkpoint file and
# restarts from the beginning.
# Default: Stages=1

# possible values for StopAfterFactor:
# 0: Do not stop the current assignment after a factor was found.
# 1: When a factor was found for the current assignment stop after the
#    current bitlevel. This makes only sense when Stages is enabled.
# 2: When a factor was found for the current assignment stop after the
#    current class.
# Default: StopAfterFactor=2

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