Thank you for mentioning that algorithm. I heard of it, several times.
I have a big Design right now, too. VA is stable in my case, please ensure that you use the newest version, which is 3.2.1 right now. I encountered, that modifying links takes more time in big designs.
A workaround I use is, to develop single parts of the big design in smaller designs, which speeds up the development.
Aside that: I wish you sucess for the implementation!