2020 International Conference On Computer Aided Design

The Premier Conference Devoted to Technical Innovations in Electronic Design Automation

November 2-5, 2020VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

MP Associates, Inc.
WEDNESDAY November 04, 9:00am - 9:30am | Slot 4
EVENT TYPE: EMBEDDED TUTORIAL
SESSION 12D
GPU Acceleration in CAD: Opportunities and Challenges
Moderator:
Yibo Lin - Peking Univ.
Organizers:
Yibo Lin - Peking Univ., Beijing, China
Tsung-Wei Huang - Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
The semiconductor industry never stops seeking to reduce the design time and effort in modern integrated circuit (IC) implementation that incorporates billions of transistors. To allow more efficient design space exploration and optimization, the core CAD algorithms must incorporate new parallel paradigms.Meanwhile, GPU has become more and more powerful with new architectures like Volta and Turing, new features like NVLink and tensor cores, and new programming models like CUDA graphs. It is reported that both the number of floating point operations per second (FLOPS) and the peak memory bandwidth have been growing exponentially in the past 10 years. These advances bring new opportunities for accelerating the long and complicated CAD flow. This session highlights the new CAD frameworks, in both front-end and back-end stages, for accelerating modern VLSI design flows with hybrid CPU-GPU platforms.

12D.1Opportunities for RTL and Gate Level Simulation using GPUs
 Speaker: Yanqing Zhang - NVIDIA, CA
 Authors: Yanqing Zhang - NVIDIA, CA
Haoxing Ren - NVIDIA Corp., Austin, TX
Brucek Khailany - NVIDIA Corp., Austin, TX
12D.2Empyrean ALPS-GT: GPU-accelerated Analog Circuit Simulation
 Speaker: Chen Zhao - Empyrean Software, CA
 Authors: Chen Zhao - Empyrean Software, CA
Zhenya Zhou - Empyrean Software
Dake Wu - Empyrean Software
12D.3GPU Acceleration in VLSI Back-end Design: Overview and Case Studies
 Speaker: Yibo Lin - Peking Univ., Beijing, China
 Author: Yibo Lin - Peking Univ., Beijing, China
12D.4A General-purpose Parallel and Heterogeneous Task Programming System for VLSI CAD
 Speaker: Tsung-Wei Huang - Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
 Author: Tsung-Wei Huang - Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT