The max-finder implementations in 64×SCM. A. The 2-input max-finder circuit implementation. Both inputs and the output are 16-bit data representing the SW matrix score. B. Construction of an 8-input max-finder using 2-input max-finders. C. Max score computation of a 64×SCM. The scores of each column of cells in 64×SCM are inputted to a custom designed 8-input max-finder, the outputs of the 8 columns are then compared against each other using another 8-input max-finder. The output of the last comparator gives the highest score of the 64×SCM.