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3.4.8 What is the RSA Factoring Challenge?

  RSA Data Security Inc. (RSADSI) administers a factoring contest with quarterly cash prizes. Those who factor numbers listed by RSADSI earn points toward the prizes; factoring smaller numbers earns more points than factoring larger numbers. Results of the contest may be useful to those who wish to know the state of the art in factoring; the results show the size of numbers factored, which algorithms are used, and how much time was required to factor each number. Send e-mail to for information.

Denis Arnaud