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Case study: Runtime reduction of a buffer insertion algorithm using GPU parallel programming

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2 Author(s)
Won Ha Choi ; North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC, USA ; Xun Liu

In this paper, we present a case study on runtime reduction of VLSI CAD programs using parallel computing. Specifically, we parallelize a buffer insertion algorithm that minimizes power dissipation. We choose Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) as the low-cost hardware that supports parallel computing. We redesign the algorithm data structure to accommodate GPU based computing. As a result, we are able to achieve an average speedup of 3.43 and the peak speedup of 6.18.

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SOC Conference (SOCC), 2010 IEEE International

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27-29 Sept. 2010