Date: Jan 11, 2013 11:09 AM
Author: David Bernier
Subject: Re: Is factorization of big primeproducts a solved problem YET?

On 01/10/2013 09:32 PM, Graham Cooper wrote:
> On Jan 4, 3:01 pm, JT<jonas.thornv...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Does the RSA challenges have a given time complexity of factoring the
>> primeproduct, or did they have one that changed during resent years?

>
> Polynomial or there abouts!
>
> This is "Engineering Solvable"
>
> n^2
>
> whereas 2^n is considered "unsolvable"
>
> that's why it becomes impossible after 1000 bits long numbers.
>
> The NSA has a BUILDING SIZED PARALLEL COMPUTER with something like
> 1,000,000 PC's worth of processing power, so they can factor 10X
> bigger than a Uni computer can!
>
> Herc


"The NSA is Baltimore Gas and Electric`s (BGE) biggest
customer the [Baltimore Sun] sun reports"

Slashdot, August 06 2006:
<
http://slashdot.org/story/06/08/06/133203/does-the-nsa-need-more-electricity
> .

dave