Section: New Software and Platforms


Crible Algébrique: Distribution, Optimisation - Number Field Sieve

Keywords: Cryptography - Number theory

Functional Description: CADO-NFS is a complete implementation in C/C++ of the Number Field Sieve (NFS) algorithm for factoring integers and computing discrete logarithms in finite fields. It consists in various programs corresponding to all the phases of the algorithm, and a general script that runs them, possibly in parallel over a network of computers.

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