By Topic

Satometer: how much have we searched?

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
F. A. Aloul ; Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci. Dept., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA ; B. D. Sierawski ; K. A. Sakallah

We introduce Satometer, a tool that can be used to estimate the percentage of the search space actually explored by a backtrack Boolean satisfiability (SAT) solver. Satometer calculates a normalized minterm count for those portions of the search space identified by conflicts. The computation is carried out using a zero-suppressed binary decision diagram data structure and can have adjustable accuracy. The data provided by Satometer can help diagnose the performance of SAT solvers and can shed light on the nature of a SAT instance.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 8 )