RANDLC NAS Parallel Benchmark Pseudorandom Number Generator

RANDLC is a C library which implements a version of the pseudorandom number generator used by the NAS Parallel Benchmarks.

The generator has the form

```        X(K+1) = A * X(K) mod 2^46
```
where the suggested value of the multiplier A is 5^13 = 1220703125.

This scheme generates 2^44 numbers before repeating.

The web site for the NAS Parallel Benchmarks is http://www.nas.nasa.gov/Resources/Software/npb.html.

Licensing:

The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Languages:

RANDLC is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN77 version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version and a Python version.

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Reference:

1. David Bailey, Eric Barszcz, John Barton, D Browning, Robert Carter, Leonardo Dagum, Rod Fatoohi, Samuel Fineberg, Paul Frederickson, Thomas Lasinski, Robert Schreiber, Horst Simon, V Venkatakrishnan, Sisira Weeratunga,
The NAS Parallel Benchmarks,
RNR Technical Report RNR-94-007, March 1994.
2. Donald Knuth,
The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 2, Seminumerical Algorithms,
Third Edition,
ISBN: 0201896842,
LC: QA76.6.K64.

List of Routines:

• RANDLC returns a uniform pseudorandom value.
• RANDLC_JUMP returns the K-th element of a uniform pseudorandom sequence.
• TIMESTAMP prints the current YMDHMS date as a time stamp.

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Last revised on 08 March 2010.