20080221, 14:26  #1 
(loop (#_fork))
Feb 2006
Cambridge, England
2^{2}·1,613 Posts 
Longerterm plans?
I've updated the Web page at http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~twomack/nfsnet.html though I notice that I've missed out some openbrackets, and I won't be able to fix that until this evening because I don't have the sshkey for that system on my work machine.
I presume somewhere between 2/3 and 3/4 of the relations are now coming from lattice sieving of which I have no visibility, since I was seeing around 1M relations per day on 10,239+ but the hundred million relations needed accumulated in much less than 100 days; I'm seeing around 600k relations per day on 12,227+. Is there a planned number after 12,227+ ? 7,268+ and 6,298+ are the other two mostwanted, and small enough to be perhaps more suited for a wellequipped individual (Silverman, Sean Irvine, xilman, me ...) than for nfsnet. 
20080221, 14:43  #2  
Nov 2003
2^{2}×5×373 Posts 
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I am about 90% done with the sieving for 2,776+. It is progressing more slowly than I hoped, because I've been shut down for the last two weekends (electrical shutdown to do power system maintenance) and may be down again this weekend. Weekends are my most productive time. After 2,776+, I plan on doing a couple of easier numbers (2,1068+, 2,1089) and then perhaps 2,1538M, although I could be persuaded to do 7,268+ or 6,298+ instead. On any given night, I only have about 15 cores running. I would not consider myself "well equipped" in terms of hardware. 

20080221, 18:52  #3  
Jun 2005
lehigh.edu
2^{10} Posts 
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for NFSNET's next three. Last I heard, Richard and Greg were considering adopting these. On the update, the sizes of the factors found seems to me to be part of our project (in addition to setting sieving benchmarks). The ecm test has gone up since the two p54's. Bruce 

20080221, 19:26  #4 
(loop (#_fork))
Feb 2006
Cambridge, England
2^{2}·1,613 Posts 
I presume 2,271 is a typo for 7,271 there: I pondered 12,271, but that's nearly a kilobit.

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