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Performance-driven MCM partitioning through an adaptive genetic algorithm

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2 Author(s)
S. Raman ; Adv. Design Technol., Motorola Inc., Austin, TX, USA ; L. M. Patnaik

We present a novel genetic algorithm-based partitioning scheme for multichip modules (MCM's) which integrates four performance constraints simultaneously: pin count, area, heat dissipation, and timing. We also present a similar partitioning algorithm based on evolutionary programming. Experimental studies demonstrate the superiority of these methods over deterministic Fiduccia-Mattheyes (FM) algorithm and simulated annealing (SA) technique. Our approach performs better than another genetic algorithm-based method recently reported. The adaptive change of crossover and mutation probabilities results in better convergence of the partitioning algorithm.

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IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 4 )