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Issue No.06 - June (2004 vol.53)
pp: 641-652
ABSTRACT
<p><b>Abstract</b>—Partitioning is a fundamental problem in diverse fields of study such as data mining, parallel processing, and the design of VLSI circuits. A new approach to partition graphs and hypergraphs is introduced. This new approach combines local and global sampling, clustering, and Tabu Search in a multilevel partitioning algorithm (TPART). TPART was implemented in a C program and compared to many state-of-the-art partitioning algorithms using a wide variety of benchmarks. TPART consistently performs well on the various benchmarks used and in comparison with other partitioning algorithms. TPART has a reasonably fast running time and it can produce a high quality partition of a graph of 262,144 nodes and 524,286 edges in less than 2 minutes CPU times on a Compaq Alpha DS20E 67/667 MHZ machine with 1GB of main memory.</p>
INDEX TERMS
Bisection, partitioning, iterative improvement, graph, hypergraph.
CITATION
Youssef G. Saab, "An Effective Multilevel Algorithm for Bisecting Graphs and Hypergraphs", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol.53, no. 6, pp. 641-652, June 2004, doi:10.1109/TC.2004.3
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