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A simulated annealing algorithm is adopted to give an automatic pump configuration in laser-diode backward-pumped-distributed fiber Raman amplifiers. The demonstration of the optimization process of wavelengths and powers in an optical-fiber Raman amplifier using four laser-diode pumps is presented. The resulting gain ripple is less than 2.6 dB in respect to the 30 dB average gain in the amplification bandwidth of more than 50 nm (64 signal channels). The algorithm can be practically applied to the desired signal channel number and gain profile.