Issue No. 03 - July-September (2000 vol. 17)
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One of the most difficult tasks CAD users face is the evaluation and comparison of different tools and algorithms. For commercial software purchasers, it is vital to understand how well a given tool does the required job and which of many possible choices is best for the kinds of problems a user will face. For the tool developer, whether in academia or industry, the efficiency of critical algorithms must be measured and compared to understand both tool behavior and progress over time.
J. E. Harlow, "Overview of Popular Benchmark Sets," in IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 17, no. , pp. 15-17, 2000.