timothy from the what-google-does-in-its-spare-time dept.
product byproduct writes "RSA Security finally has a news item about the December 2003 factorization of RSA-576. (See earlier Slashdot coverage). We now know what the computational cost was: the 174-digit number was factored "using approximately 100 workstations in a little more than three months"."
Time-sharing is the junk-mail part of the computer business.
-- H.R.J. Grosch (attributed)