Evaluation of Design Space Exploration Strategies
Evaluation of Design Space Exploration Strategies
F. Moya; J.M. Moya Fernández; J.C. López
Cenference: Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design
Location: Milan (Italia)
Date: 08/09/1999 - 10/09/1999
Pages: 472-476
ISBN: 0-7695-0321-7
Volume: 1
The design space exploration (DSE) subsystem of a design automation tool is responsible for early identification of interesting zones of the design space. Evaluation of the exploration strategy used in a tool is extremely difficult because there is not enough information about either the design space or the actual cost function. This paper describes a software environment for quantitative evaluation of isolated exploration algorithms based on a completely simulated framework. A simple model of the design space allows easy representation of interesting properties of exploration algorithms.