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BoxRouter: a new global router based on box expansion and progressive ILP

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BoxRouter: a new global router based on box expansion and progressive ILP
In this paper, we propose a new global router, BoxRouter, powered by the concept of box expansion and progressive integer linear programming (ILP). BoxRouter first uses a simple PreRouting strategy which can predict and capture the most congested regions with high fidelity compared to the final routing. Based on progressive box expansion initiated from the most congested region, BoxRouting is performed with progressive ILP and adaptive maze routing. It is followed by an effective PostRouting step which reroutes without rip-up to obtain smooth tradeoff between wirelength and routability. Our experimental results show that BoxRouter significantly outperforms the state-of-the-art published global routers, e.g., 79% better routability than [1] (with similar wirelength and 2x speedup), 4.2% less wirelength and 16x speedup than [2] (with similar routability). Given the fundamental importance of routing, such dramatic improvement shall sparkle renewed interests in routing which plays a key r...
Minsik Cho, David Z. Pan
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where DAC
Authors Minsik Cho, David Z. Pan
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