A system of high-dimensional, efficient, long-cycle and portable uniform random number generators


We propose a system of multiple recursive generators of modulus p and order k where all nonzero coefficients of the recurrence are equal. The advantage of this property is that a single multiplication is needed to compute the recurrence, so the generator would run faster than the general case, For p = 2 31 -1, the most popular modulus used, we provide tables of specific parameter values yielding maximum period for recurrence of order k = 102 and 120. For p = 2 31 - 55719 and k = 1511, we have found generators with a period length approximately 10 14100-5.

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ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation