Subject: Re: 24 meg limit still in effect?
To: Dave McGuire <>
From: John <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/20/2001 03:55:59
> > I'm running (or trying to run) sieving software (SNFS, Special Number
> > Field Sieve) which allocates a 64 meg block and walks all over it. It
> > doesn't swap well, and is a really good way to test memory.
>   Interesting...if you don't mind my asking, what is this program for?

Take a look at the (somewhat sparse) site put up by Bruce Dodson:

It's an attemt to factor 5^283+1, or:

My VAX just sits there all day and night, and occasionally gets to answer
a DNS query, so I feel bad. Since Sixgirls Computing Labs volunteered in
the last sieving run (2^773+1), I decided to volunteer for this one, too.
I know the VAX won't do much, but it will do SOMETHING, and maybe it won't
be so bored.

John Klos