Summary: A Multi-objective GA based Physical Placement Algorithm for
Heterogeneous DynamicallyReconfigurable Arrays
IoannisNousias', Sami Khawam', Mark Milward', Mark Muir', Tughrul Arslan'.
School of Engineeringand Electronics ' Institute for System Level Integration
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 3JL Alba Centre, Livingston, Scotland, EH54 7EG, UK
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Thispaper presents a physical placement algorithm,
for Dynamically ReconfigurableArrays (DM), based on
a multi-objective, multi-threaded GA implementation.
The algorithm deals with the spatial and temporalnature
of the conJigurationsused in DRAs, in an attempt tofind
a suitable layoutfor a wide range of applications, since
general applicability is a key criteria for DRAs. The
results show that the proposed algorithm signiJicantly
improves the routability and total wire-length of the
mapped conJiguration sets, with results ranging from
21% to 55%for various quality metrics.
Reconfigurable Computing (RC) is an emerging