feng shui 5.0 Structural Placement

Interconnect delay dominates system delay for large designs. Because of this, we anticipate that high performance designs will be forced into topologies that have a great deal of structure. This release of feng shui includes a "beacon" technique optimized for structured netlists; it performs well on PEKO benchmarks, but is not yet suitable for general use. More details on this approach are given in our ASPDAC05 paper.