ISPD 2014 Detailed Routing-Driven Placement Contest

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Benchmark Suites

The 2014 ISPD Detail Routing-Driven Placement Contest uses realistic benchmarks to evaluate all the contest submissions. We shall provide a benchmark suite using the 5.7 Library Exchange Format (LEF) and Design Exchange format (DEF) along Verilog descriptions for each benchmark design. You can find complete descriptions of these standard ASCII LEF/DEF formats at For each design, we shall provide four files:

The sample benchmark suite has been published on October 25, 2013 to help you iron out parsing the data and initially test your tools. You may download the sample benchmark suite from here.

Please cite the following paper when you refer to these benchmarks in a publication:
Vladimir Yutsis, Ismail S. Bustany, David Chinnery, Joseph Shinnerl, and Wen-Hao Liu, "ISPD 2014 Benchmarks with Sub-45nm Technology Rules for Detailed-Routing-Driven Placement," Proceedings of ACM International Symposium on Physical Design, pp. [TBD], 2014.