Evolving Computer Programs Using Rapidly Reconfigurable Field-Programmable Gate Arrays and Genetic Programming

@inproceedings{Koza1998EvolvingCP,
  title={Evolving Computer Programs Using Rapidly Reconfigurable Field-Programmable Gate Arrays and Genetic Programming},
  author={John R. Koza and Forrest H. Bennett and Jeffrey L. Hutchings and Stephen L. Bade and Martin A. Keane and David Andre},
  booktitle={FPGA},
  year={1998}
}
This paper describes how the massive parallelism of the rapidly reconfigurable Xilinx XC6216 FPGA (in conjunction with Virtual Computing's H.O.T. Works board) can be exploited to accelerate the time-consuming fitness measurement task of genetic algorithms and genetic programming. This acceleration is accomplished by embodying each individual of the evolving population into hardware in order to perform the fitness measurement task. A 16-step sorting network for seven items was evolved that has… CONTINUE READING
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