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Montgomery Multiplication Using Vector Instructions

Joppe W. Bos, Peter L. Montgomery, Daniel Shumow, and Greg Zaverucha


In this paper we present a parallel approach to compute interleaved Montgomery multiplication. This approach is particularly suitable to be computed on 2-way single instruction, multiple data platforms as can be found on most modern computer architectures in the form of vector instruction set extensions. We have implemented this approach for tablet devices which run the x86 architecture (Intel Atom Z2760) using SSE2 instructions as well as devices which run on the ARM platform (Qualcomm MSM8960, NVIDIA Tegra 3 and 4) using NEON instructions. When instantiating modular exponentiation with this parallel version of Montgomery multiplication we observed a performance increase of more than a factor of 1.5 compared to the sequential implementation in OpenSSL for the classical arithmetic logic unit on the Atom platform for 2048-bit moduli.


Publication typeInproceedings
Published inSelected Areas in Cryptography 2013 (SAC 2013)
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