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partition (something into something)

to divide or separate something into something [smaller]. I will partition this room into two separate spaces. Do you think you can partition this box into four compartments so we can store files by quarter?

partition something off

to divide off a section of something. They planned to partition the basement off. We will partition off a larger area.
See also: off, partition

partition off

To divide or separate something by or as if by means of a partition: The construction workers partitioned off each office with drywall. My vacation was almost ruined when my wallet was stolen, but I've partitioned that event off from my memories of the trip.
See also: off, partition
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ASIC Prototyper combines the optimization capability and target specific mapping of MINC's ASYL+ FPGA synthesis tool suite with the efficiency of the ASYL+ FPGA Partitioner.
ASYL+ FPGA Partitioner and ASYL+ ASIC Prototyper tools can be obtained through MINC's worldwide distribution and OEM channels.
Currently available multilevel hypergraph partitioners, such as PaToH [24], Mondriaan [25], and hMETIS [17], use a few heuristics in the coarsening and refinement steps, which require more than linear time, in order to improve the quality of the partitions.
In an actual application, it is possible to perform several runs of the vector partitioner and keep the best solution, because vector partitioning by our methods is cheap and takes much less time than the preceding matrix partitioning.
This situation occurs in particular for small p, but also if the preceding matrix partitioner has been highly successful, which often limits the number of processors that own a column.
We are currently investigating lower-bound based tie-breaking in the matrix partitioner as one means of achieving perfect communication balance.
Net Partitioner provides centralized, policy-based network access security management on heterogeneous networks, employing existing network equipment.
Net Partitioner runs on all common operating systems, including Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Sun Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Linux, and Berkeley UNIX derivatives.
Second aspect is much more employed and usualy combined with different domain partitioners (CHACO, METIS, PARMETIS).
By adopting WebCDR Private Label, partitioners and hardware vendors can offer a turn-key switching solution, thereby avoiding protracted sales cycles that invariably result when clients must procure their own billing system.