Multilevel Full-Chip Gridless Routing System

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Multilevel Full-Chip Gridless Routing System( MARS) , is a novel multilevel full-chip gridless routing system. The multilevel framework with recursive coarsening and refinement allows for scaling of our gridless routing system to very large designs. The downward pass of recursive coarsening builds the representations of routing regions at different levels while the upward pass of iterative refinement allows a gradually improved solution. We introduced a number of efficient techniques in the multilevel routing scheme, including resource reservation, graph-based Steiner tree heuristic and history-based iterative refinement.