Evolving sorting networks using genetic programming and the rapidly reconfigurable Xilinx 6216 field-programmable gate array

This paper describes how the massive parallelism of the rapidly reconfigurable Xilinx XC6216 FPCA (in conjunction with Virtual Computing Corporation's HOT Works board) can be exploited to accelerate the computationally burdensome fitness measurement task of genetic algorithms and genetic programming. This acceleration is accomplished by embodying each… CONTINUE READING