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A SEMINAR PRESENTATION ON

VLSI Floorplanning Design Using Clonal Selection

Algorithm
CONTENTS

 Introduction
 Preminaries
• Floorplan Cost
• Cost Function
• Clonal Selection Algorithm
 Experimental Result
• Benchmark Dataset
• Test Results
 Conclusion
 References
Introduction

Floorplanning is an essential design step in physical design of VLSI circuits to plan

the positions of a set of circuit modules on a chip in order to optimize the circuit
performance. A Clonal Selection Algorithm for VLSI floorplanning problem is
presented. The Clonal Selection Algorithm has been implemented and tested on
various popular benchmarks. Experimental results show that the Clonal Selection
Algorithm can produce optimal or nearly optimal solutions for all the benchmark
problems.
Preminaries

 Floorplan Cost.
 Cost Function.
 Clonal Selection Algorithm.
Floorplan Cost

The goal of floorplanning is to optimize a predefined cost function. The

floorplan area directly correlates to the silicon chip cost. The space in the
floorplan bounding rectangle uncovered by any module is called white
Cost Function

The quality of the floorplan can be evaluated on the basis of several

objectives such as area minimization, power minimization and combination of
these. We used the following cost function to evaluate the floorplan -
c(x)= σni=1 wi hi
where, n is the number of modules & wi and hi are the width and height of
the divided region respt.
Because module rotation is allowed, we might have two possible floorplan
implementations (w,h) and (h,w), for a module of the dimension (w,h).
Clonal Selection Algorithm

First we have taken each of the benchmark data and create a random initial
population and then we iteratively apply mutation and crossover on it. At
each iteration the population should be improved and it is shown in
experiment result that with every iteration the dead/ white space of the
floorplan decreases.
Initialization of clonal selection algorithm is given in Algorithm 1 and
mutation algorithm is given in Algorithm 2.
Algorithm 1: Initialization of clonal selection algorithm

i <= number of module end while

j <= 1 j <= 1
while i ≤ n do while i <= root + 1 AND i ≤ n do
while j ≤ n do place (i) top of j
Find j with maximum width[j] waste <= width(j) - width(i)
swap(j,i) k <= i
end while i <= i + 1
i <= i + 1 while waste ≥ width(i) do
end while place (i) right of k
while i <= root + 1 AND i ≤ n do waste <= waste - width(i)
sort according to height k <= i
end while i <= i + 1
place(1) end while
i <= 2 , j <= 1 end while
while i ≤ root do
place(i) right of j
j <= i
i <= i + 1
Algorithm 2 :Mutation of clonal selection Algorithm

i <= number of module

while i ≤ n do
For waste top of i find a block j whose height/affinity
is height to cover the white space
Mutate by placing j top of i
Calculate change of white space for mutation
end while
while i ≤ n do
For waste right of i find a block j whose height/affinity
is height to cover the white space
Mutate by placing j right of i
Calculate change of white space for mutation
end while
Experimental Result

A) Benchmark Dataset:
The benchmark is used as test circuits to evaluate the performance of the
proposed methodology in this report. The circuit characteristics are presented
in Table 1

Circuit No. of modules Area (sq.mm)

ami33 33 1.16
ami49 49 35.4
apte 9 46.56
hp 11 8.30
xerox 10 19.35
Fig.1: A representation of development process of cost reduction by
clonal selection algorithm testing on ami33 dataset through step Initial
Population and consecutive Iterations.
Fig.2: A representation of development process of cost reduction by
clonal selection algorithm testing on ami49 dataset through step Initial
Population and consecutive Iterations.
B) Test Results

Table 2 shows the development of floorplan by clonal Table 2 shows the cost or dead space of VLSI
selection algorithm for ami33 and ami49 dataset. floorplanning for different benchmark dataset

Circuit step1 step2 step3 step4 step5 step6 Benchmark Dataset Dead Space/Cost(in
percentage %)
ami33 34.27 28.34 16.50 16.50 16.50 16.50 ami33 16.50

ami49 25.44 25.44 16.83 14.668 14.668 14.668 ami49 14.668

apte 6.154

hp 18.524

xerox 22.551
Graph of development process of cost Graph of development process of cost
reduction by clonal selection algorithm testing reduction by clonal selection algorithm testing
on ami33 dataset on ami49 dataset
Conclusion

This paper has shown the experimental results on different benchmark data,
using clonal selection for VLSI floorplanning. Minimizing the total area is the
principal objective of most existing floorplanners. Minimization of the total area is
helpful to minimize chip size, and thus cost. This work represents the first effort
towards efficient Clonal Selection for VLSI floorplanning. There are some
interesting issues that need to be further investigated. For eg. the value of
whitespace can be further decreased by applying a more advanced algorithm.
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