By Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein
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Recently, with the advances in multi-level circuit partitioning technique [15, 16], several academic placement tools have been designed and implemented. Capo , Feng Shui  and Dragon  are three examples. g. 200,000 modules); • They employ the multi-level partitioning technique, hMetis  or MLPart ; • They can produce good placements in terms of total bounding box wirelength within a short amount of time. In this chapter we investigate one of these placement tools, named Dragon, to review the modern techniques in circuit placement.
Although algorithms and data representation/management are integral parts of any software system, the shift in viewpoint from algorithm-centric to data/object-centric designs allows us to effectively manage the design complexity in many large applications. We believe that development of the interconnect-centric design techniques and methodology will greatly impact VLSI designs, similar in the way that database design and object-oriented design methodologies have benefited software development. Interconnect planning is the first step and also the centerpiece of our interconnect-centric design fiow, It is applied very early on in the design process and has tremendous impact on the final result.
Up to now, TimberWolf , a simulated annealing (SA) based placement tool, has been the performance leader among university standard-cell placement tools ever since its first release in 1985. In addition to minimizing wirelength, meeting timing specification is a more important problem in modern VLSI physical design. A number of of timing-driven placement approaches have been proposed. These approaches can be classified into two major categories: path-based algorithms and netbased algorithms. Path-based approaches analyze path delays explicitly and try to satisfy both timing requirements and physical requirements simultaneously [6, 7].
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Cess Center for Environmental) by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein