On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 12:42:41 -0700 Paul Hoffman
<paul.hoff...@vpnc.org> wrote:
> At 11:35 AM +1000 8/16/10, Arash Partow wrote:
> >Just out of curiosity, assuming the optimal use of today's best of
> >breed factoring algorithms - will there be enough energy in our
> >solar system to factorize a 2048-bit RSA integer?
> We have no idea. The methods used to factor number continue to
> slowly get better,[...]

He asked about "today's best of breed algorithms", not future ones. In
that context, and assuming today's most energy efficient processors
rather than theoretical future processors, the question has a concrete

Perry E. Metzger                pe...@piermont.com

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