Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2014/921

Batch NFS

Daniel J. Bernstein and Tanja Lange

Abstract: This paper shows, assuming standard heuristics regarding the number-field sieve, that a "batch NFS" circuit of area L^{1.181...+o(1)} factors L^{0.5+o(1)} separate B-bit RSA keys in time L^{1.022...+o(1)}. Here L=exp((log 2^B)^{1/3}(log log 2^B)^{2/3}). The circuit's area-time product (price-performance ratio) is just L^{1.704...+o(1)} per key. For comparison, the best area-time product known for a single key is L^{1.976...+o(1)}.

This paper also introduces new "early-abort" heuristics implying that "early-abort ECM" improves the performance of batch NFS by a superpolynomial factor, specifically exp((c+o(1))(log 2^B)^{1/6}(log log 2^B)^{5/6}) where c is a positive constant.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / integer factorization, number-field sieve, price-performance ratio, batching, smooth numbers, elliptic curves, early aborts

Original Publication (with minor differences): SAC 2014

Date: received 9 Nov 2014

Contact author: authorcontact-batchnfs at box cr yp to

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