Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Zhenhuan Zhu and  David Mulvaney and  Vassilios Chouliaras
%D 2007 
%J  International Journal of Electrical, Computer, Energetic, Electronic and Communication Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 8, 2007
%T The Hardware Implementation of a Novel Genetic Algorithm
%U http://waset.org/publications/10094
%V 8
%X This paper presents a novel genetic algorithm, termed
the Optimum Individual Monogenetic Algorithm (OIMGA) and
describes its hardware implementation. As the monogenetic strategy
retains only the optimum individual, the memory requirement is
dramatically reduced and no crossover circuitry is needed, thereby
ensuring the requisite silicon area is kept to a minimum.
Consequently, depending on application requirements, OIMGA
allows the investigation of solutions that warrant either larger GA
populations or individuals of greater length. The results given in this
paper demonstrate that both the performance of OIMGA and its
convergence time are superior to those of existing hardware GA
implementations. Local convergence is achieved in OIMGA by
retaining elite individuals, while population diversity is ensured by
continually searching for the best individuals in fresh regions of the
search space.
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