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  • WarrenS
    ... --well, yes and no. (And it wasn t a setback since I knew it all along.) (1) My factorization algorithm SMODA as far as I know still works and still
    Message 1 of 17 , Mar 4, 2012
      --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com, "djbroadhurst" <d.broadhurst@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In primenumbers@yahoogroups.com,
      > "WarrenS" <warren.wds@> wrote:
      >
      > > Jim White & I have been trying to construct these things
      > > because they are grist for my new factoring algorithm SMODA.
      >
      > I have not been following this in detail, but I gained the impression
      > that Warren's original advert was far too optimistic and that now
      > his heuristic for oracular factorization has escalated from
      > exp(log(N)^(1/3+o(1))) to the far less encouraging
      > exp(log(N)^(2/3+o(1))) as the time to construct a database.
      >
      > Is this a fair summary of the setback?

      --well, yes and no. (And it wasn't a "setback" since I knew it all along.)

      (1) My factorization algorithm SMODA as far as I know still works and still runs in
      exp(log(N)^(1/3+-o(1))) time PROVIDED database ("oracle") is available for its use.
      It is plausibly better under this proviso than quadratic sieve and number field sieve,
      but that at present is unconfirmed.

      (2) For the problem of computing the database, however, I only have
      exp(log(N)^(2/3+-o(1))) time algorithms for. However as we just saw, the o(1)
      is fairly beneficial, since we can reach at least 400-bit-long database entries on a single computer, indeed Broadhurst just found some database entries of that size
      in a matter of a few hours -- pretty fast turnaround! (His weren't as large as my
      best records, but obviously Broadhurst has already built a search code comparable to or better than mine.) In fact I hope to release a preliminary database by me & Jim White, going up to 400-bits, in a few more days to interested parties.

      (3) You might say that (2) sort of demolishes (1), but that is debatable. The thing is,
      the database-build is something that all factorers worldwide can do collaboratively and do only once. Therefore, it is not fair to judge this runtime on the same footing as the other runtime. I admit I'm not quite sure how to judge it, because it has been a fairly rare thing
      in the world so far, to have oracle-algorithms that actually are useful.

      It is conceivable that (2)'s theoretical runtime can be sped up, but at present, I haven't been able to. Furthermore, few or no experts have carefully examined either (1) or (2) yet so it remains possible I'm crazy and the whole thing is broken. I doubt that -- I think any remaining errors are minor -- I'm just giving you fair warning.

      --Warren D Smith
    • Jim White
      Hard puzzle, really hard puzzle   We know also that, while max N might exist with ~5000 digits, his nearest p-smooth neighbour pair might well be hundreds of
      Message 2 of 17 , Mar 5, 2012
        Hard puzzle, really hard puzzle
         
        We know also that, while max N might exist with ~5000
        digits, his nearest p-smooth neighbour pair might
        well be hundreds of digits smaller.  
         
        What we don't know is which pairs N are "PTE-compatible",
        ie can be found via some factoring
        polynomial whose roots are all p-smooth.
         
        Any ideas on that issue would be useful
         
        Jim White
         

        ________________________________
        From: Andrey Kulsha <Andrey_601@...>
        To: PrimeNumbers@...
        Sent: Sunday, 4 March 2012, 9:53
        Subject: Re: [PrimeNumbers] Two large consecutive smooth numbers


         

        Heuristically, log(max_N) is nearly proportional to sqrt(max_prime).

        So, with p < 9168769, one can find N with more than 5000 digits.

        But that's a hard puzzle, really.

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      • Jim White
        Andrey s chain puzzle is interesting.  Could it be he already has found the maximum possible result for chain length 13?   It s hard to see how that result
        Message 3 of 17 , Mar 5, 2012
          Andrey's chain puzzle is interesting.  Could it be
          he already has found the maximum possible result
          for chain length 13?
           
          It's hard to see how that result can be beaten.
           
          Some results with weights of 2.2 or more:
           
              28246112570058, weight = 2.2053 (P =  1257251)
              18911412089528, weight = 2.2077 (P =  1032307)
             218381019281507, weight = 2.2410 (P =  2504167)
               9288363679368, weight = 2.2480 (P =   587149)
            3393509932556102, weight = 2.2536 (P =  7788997)
            4532039198639948, weight = 2.2536 (P =  8856259)
            4532039198639949, weight = 2.2536 (P =  8856259)
           12469670986534198, weight = 2.2547 (P = 13762769)
           10160468895884110, weight = 2.2592 (P = 12163843)
             461881571558141, weight = 2.2615 (P =  3050603)
            7909529450841510, weight = 2.2621 (P = 10669823)
             211814723372355, weight = 2.2918 (P =  1782043)
             430753934627814, weight = 2.4217 (P =  1103933)

          Perhaps the 14-chain at N = 4532039198639948 might
          be a good result? What are the best known results
          for 14 or longer chains?


          ________________________________
          From: Andrey Kulsha <Andrey_601@...>
          To: PrimeNumbers@...
          Sent: Sunday, 4 March 2012, 9:53
          Subject: Re: [PrimeNumbers] Two large consecutive smooth numbers


           

          > Puzzle: find a chain of 13 consecutive p-smooth integers,
          > starting at N, with log(N)/log(p) greater than
          >
          > log(8559986129664)/log(58393) = 2.71328

          Best regards,

          Andrey




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        • Andrey Kulsha
          ... No, I think that log/log ratio has no limit. ... Brute force search yielded: N = 505756884840 for 14-chain N = 285377140980 for 15-chain N = 32290958458
          Message 4 of 17 , Mar 5, 2012
            > Andrey's chain puzzle is interesting. Could it
            > be he already has found the maximum possible
            > result for chain length 13?

            No, I think that log/log ratio has no limit.

            > Perhaps the 14-chain at N = 4532039198639948
            > might be a good result? What are the best known
            > results for 14 or longer chains?

            Brute force search yielded:
            N = 505756884840 for 14-chain
            N = 285377140980 for 15-chain
            N = 32290958458 for 16-chain
            as listed in http://www.primefan.ru/stuff/math/maxs.xls
            (there k+1 is chain length)

            Best regards,

            Andrey
          • Jim White
            Andrey,   I can t use that file, I don t have XL.  Any chance of a text export? eg comma-separated fields     ________________________________ From:
            Message 5 of 17 , Mar 5, 2012
              Andrey,
               
              I can't use that file, I don't have XL.  Any chance
              of a text export? eg comma-separated fields
               
               

              ________________________________
              From: Andrey Kulsha <Andrey_601@...>
              To: PrimeNumbers@...
              Sent: Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 6:28
              Subject: [PrimeNumbers] Re: 13-chains of consecutive smooth numbers



               

              > Andrey's chain puzzle is interesting. Could it
              > be he already has found the maximum possible
              > result for chain length 13?

              No, I think that log/log ratio has no limit.

              > Perhaps the 14-chain at N = 4532039198639948
              > might be a good result? What are the best known
              > results for 14 or longer chains?

              Brute force search yielded:
              N = 505756884840 for 14-chain
              N = 285377140980 for 15-chain
              N = 32290958458 for 16-chain
              as listed in http://www.primefan.ru/stuff/math/maxs.xls
              (there k+1 is chain length)

              Best regards,

              Andrey



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