Fast Montgomery Modular Multiplication and Squaring on Embedded Processors

Yang LI  Jinlin WANG  Xuewen ZENG  Xiaozhou YE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E100-B   No.5   pp.680-690
Publication Date: 2017/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Fundamental Theories for Communications
Montgomery modular multiplication,  embedded processors,  hybrid multiplication,  lazy doubling,  coarsely integrated,  

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Montgomery modular multiplication is one of the most efficient algorithms for modular multiplication of large integers. On resource-constraint embedded processors, memory-access operations play an important role as arithmetic operations in the modular multiplication. To improve the efficiency of Montgomery modular multiplication on embedded processors, this paper concentrates on reducing the memory-access operations through adding a few working registers. We first revisit previous popular Montgomery modular multiplication algorithms, and then present improved algorithms for Montgomery modular multiplication and squaring for arbitrary prime fields. The algorithms adopt the general ideas of hybrid multiplication algorithm proposed by Gura and lazy doubling algorithm proposed by Lee. By careful optimization and redesign, we propose novel implementations for Montgomery multiplication and squaring called coarsely integrated product and operand hybrid scanning algorithm (CIPOHS) and coarsely integrated lazy doubling algorithm (CILD). Then, we implement the algorithms on general MIPS64 processor and OCTEON CN6645 processor equipped with specific multiply-add instructions. Experiments show that CIPOHS and CILD offer the best performance both on the general MIPS64 and OCTEON CN6645 processors. But the proposed algorithms have obvious advantages for the processors with specific multiply-add instructions such as OCTEON CN6645. When the modulus is 2048 bits, the CIPOHS and CILD outperform the CIOS algorithm by a factor of 47% and 58%, respectively.