Wambach, Georg and Wettig, Hannes
Block Sieving Algorithms.
, 9 p.
Quite similiar to the Sieve of Erastosthenes, the best-known general algorithms for factoring large numbers today are memory-bounded processes. We develop three variations of the sieving phase and discuss them in detail. The fastest modification is tailored to RISC processors and therefore especially suited for modern workstations and massively parallel supercomputers. For a 116 decimal digit composite number we achieved a speedup greater than two on an IBM RS/6000 250 workstation.