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A very high speed architecture for simulated annealing

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1 Author(s)
D. Abramson ; Commonwealth Sci. & Ind. Res. Organ., Carlton, Vic., Australia

A class of scheduling problems that can be modeled by using very simple cost measures, namely, counting costs and distance-measure costs, is presented. These measures can be incorporated into a simulated annealing algorithm, providing a robust system for solving such scheduling problems. A special-purpose computer architecture that supports the simulated annealing of such problems is described. This architecture provides speeds greatly surpassing those of conventional workstations and supercomputers using the same algorithm.<>

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Computer  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 5 )