Benchmark results

The ISPD conference organizes a design automation contest each year. It provides a lot of public benchmarks and results to compare to. Although Coloquinte does not yield the best results yet, it compares favorably against most published results. Here are some screenshots of wirelength-driven placements on some ISPD05 benchmarks.

Bigblue1 is an "easy" placement, where there are few fixed macros
Bigblue1 is an “easy” placement, where there are few fixed macros in the center
adaptec2
Adaptec2 is more difficult: the fixed macros make it difficult to spread the placement