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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
challenge-info@rsa.com
for information.

*Denis Arnaud*

*12/19/1997*