VLSI based hardware accelerator for compute intensive routing applications
Lam, Siew Kei
Date of Issue2000
School of Computer Engineering
Identifying the most optimal paths (or routes) in a network is one of the most extensively studied problems in the field of graph theory. The advent of complex applications such as the VLSI place and route, vehicle navigation, high-speed communication, graph matching, dynamic robot path planning, etc. justify the need to devise a high-speed route computation unit. It is well recognised that a significant improvement in performance could be realised if the route computations can be efficiently ported to hardware. Since the classical algorithms do not lend well for hardware porting, there exists a need to devise new techniques that are capable of providing parallelism at the hardware level.
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Nanyang Technological University