Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2005

Publication Title

Journal of Algorithms

Abstract

This paper describes the first algorithm to compute the greatest common divisor (GCD) of two n-bit integers using a modular representation for intermediate values U, V and also for the result. It is based on a reduction step, similar to one used in the accelerated algorithm [T. Jebelean, A generalization of the binary GCD algorithm, in: ISSAC '93: International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation, Kiev, Ukraine, 1993, pp. 111–116; K. Weber, The accelerated integer GCD algorithm, ACM Trans. Math. Softw. 21 (1995) 111–122] when U and V are close to the same size, that replaces U by (U-bV)/p, where p is one of the prime moduli and b is the unique integer in the interval (-p/2,p/2) such that b=UV ^-1(mod p) . When the algorithm is executed on a bit common CRCW PRAM with O(n log n log log log n) processors, it takes O(n) time in the worst case. A heuristic model of the average case yields O(n/log n) time on the same number of processors.

Comments

Research reported here was done primarily at UFRGS - Instituto de Matematica. First author funded by CNPq grant number 301314194-2. Second author partially funded by FAPERGS, grant number 011316.6.

DOI

10.1016/j.jalgor.2004.06.006

Version

Postprint

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Volume

54

Issue

2

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Mathematics Commons

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