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A parallel integer programming approach to global routing

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A parallel integer programming approach to global routing
We propose a parallel global routing algorithm that concurrently processes routing subproblems corresponding to rectangular subregions covering the chip area. The algorithm uses at it core an existing integer programming (IP) formulation—both for routing each subproblem and for connecting them. Concurrent processing of the routing subproblems is desirable for effective parallelization. However, achieving no (or low) overflow global routing solutions without strong, coordinated algorithmic control is difficult. Our algorithm addresses this challenge via a patching phase that uses IP to connect partial routing solutions. Patching provides feedback to each routing subproblem in order to avoid overflow, later when attempting to connect them. The end result is a flexible and highly scalable distributed algorithm for global routing. The method is able to accept as input target runtimes for its various phases and produce high-quality solution within these limits. Computational results ...
Tai-Hsuan Wu, Azadeh Davoodi, Jeffrey T. Linderoth
Added 15 Aug 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2010
Where DAC
Authors Tai-Hsuan Wu, Azadeh Davoodi, Jeffrey T. Linderoth
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