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A method for minimizing cycle time to improve machine performance is described. The approach prioritizes placement and partitioning decisions based on the criticality of paths and their constituent net segments. It provides an initial coarse approximation to a final more optimum configuration by iteratively improving on it through the use of deterministic techniques. The method optimizes placement by means of heuristic algorithms that are based on a cost function that is dependent on net segment and path criticality.

Title
Minimizing path delay in a machine by compensation of timing through selective placement and partitioning
Application Number
7/632454
Publication Number
5237514
Application Date
December 21, 1990
Publication Date
August 17, 1993
Inventor
James J Curtin
Fishkill
NY, US
Agent
Henri Daniel Schnurmann
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 15/60
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