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SEA

Together with E. Schost and L. De Feo, François Morain has developed a new implementation of the SEA algorithm for computing the cardinality of elliptic curves over large prime and binary finite fields. This program is a gforge project, based on the NTL library. The large prime case is relevant to cryptographic needs; the binary case, while not useful in contemporary cryptography, is a good testbed for De Feo's Faast package.