@MISC{Sedjelmaci06aparallel, author = {Sidi Mohamed Sedjelmaci}, title = { A Parallel Extended GCD Algorithm}, year = {2006} }

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A new parallel extended GCD algorithm is proposed. It matches the best existing parallel integer GCD algorithms of Sorenson and Chor and Goldreich, since it can be achieved in Oɛ(n / log n) time using at most n 1+ɛ processors on CRCW PRAM. Sorenson and Chor and Goldreich both use a modular approach which consider the least significant bits. By contrast, our algorithm only deals with the leading bits of the integers u and v, with u ≥ v. This approach is more suitable for extended GCD algorithms since the coefficients of the extended version a and b, such that au + bv = gcd(u, v), are deeply linked with the order of magnitude of the rational v/u and its continuants. Consequently, the computation of such coefficients is much easier.