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A Parallel Genetic Algorithm for Floorplan Area Optimization

Tang, Maolin & Lau, Raymond Y.K. (2007) A Parallel Genetic Algorithm for Floorplan Area Optimization. In 7th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications, 20-24 October 2007, Rio, Brazil.

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Abstract

Floorplanning is an important problem in Very Large- Scale Integrated-circuit (VLSI) design automation as it determines the performance, size, yield and reliability of VLSI chips. From the computational point of view, floorplan area minimization is an NP-hard problem. This paper presents a parallel genetic algorithm (GA) for floorplan area optimization. The parallel GA is based an island model with an asynchronousmigration mechanism, and is implemented using Web services and multithreading technologies. The parallel GA is compared with a sequential GA that the parallel GA is based on. Experimental results show that the parallel GA can produce better results than the sequential GA when they use the same amount of computing resources. In addition, since the number of islands and migration interval are two important parameters that directly affect the performance of island-based parallelGAs, the impact of the two parameters on the performance of the parallel GA are empirically studied in this paper.

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ID Code: 12775
Item Type: Conference Paper
DOI: 10.1109/ISDA.2007.4389706
ISBN: 9780769529769
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Neural Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation (080108)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Microelectronics and Integrated Circuits (090604)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 IEEE
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Deposited On: 06 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:35

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