MIT talk: Special-Purpose Hardware for Integer Factoring

Victor Duchovni Victor.Duchovni at
Wed Sep 14 14:06:47 EDT 2005

On Wed, Sep 14, 2005 at 12:29:39PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> Taken together, these works have reduced the cost of factoring by many
> orders of magnitude, making it feasible, for example, to factor
> 1024-bit integers within one year at the cost of about US$1M (as
> opposed to the trillions of US$ forecasted previously). This talk will
> survey these results, emphasizing the underlying general ideas.
> Joint works with Adi Shamir, Arjen Lenstra, Willi Geiselmann, Rainer
> Steinwandt, Hubert K?pfer, Jim Tomlinson, Wil Kortsmit, Bruce Dodson,
> James Hughes and Paul Leyland.

Is it politically correct to not cite DJB in this context (perhaps
it is since the talk invitation is not the paper, but the ommision
really caught my attention).


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