5300 core years: 1 year of 5300 CPU cores running at 100% load

5300 core years can even run in a few seconds if you have a lot of cores (~ 1,67*10^11) 🙂

]]>What I want to understand is how long 5300 core years takes in practice? Depending on the machines we use. I always see this core years numbers thrown around but never really understand them 🙂

]]>I’m looking at Table 4, and it talks about the num of bits p needs for a certain security level with or without ignoring constants.

For example it says for BN curves with n=12, when not ignoring constants, 256 bits in p is enough for 128 bit security.

Isn’t *that* the relevant number?

Why also write the number that ignores the constants? ]]>