FPGA Routing Contest

ISFPGA 2024 organizing committee is happy to announce an FPGA routing contest for students sponsored by AMD/Xilinx.

Lengthy compile times are emerging to be a barrier to FPGA industry growth and their pervasive use in computing. Innovation in this area is limited by the lack of access into vendor tools for assessing their robustness and quality on real silicon.

To this end, AMD is sponsoring a “Runtime-First FPGA Interchange Routing Contest” with two main goals:

  • Promoting the FPGA Interchange Format as an intermediate format for interoperating with vendor tools
  • Encouraging innovation in FPGA routing algorithms that prioritize routing runtime to find valid solutions.

Contestants are encouraged (but not limited) to take advantage of the latest hardware such as multi-threaded CPUs, as well as the latest algorithms assisted by machine-learning/AI.

More details are available at https://xilinx.github.io/fpga24_routing_contest

Register at the link above to be eligible to win cash prizes!

The winners of the contest will be felicitated at a ceremony during ISFPGA 2024 (details TBD).