Parallel implementation of VLSI circuit simulation
S. Raman, L. M. Patnaik, J. Šilc, M. Spegel
Informatica, 1991, 15(2): 14-22
The importance of circuit simulation in the design of VLSI circuits has channelised research work in the direction of finding methods to speedup the highly compute-intensive problem of circuit simulation. Attempts have been made to find better algorithms and to use parallel architectures to accelerate the simulation task. The paper deals with the two well-known circuit simulation algorithms - direct methods and relaxation method. The issues involved in parallelizing these algorithms and various computer architectures that have been reported in the literature are presented in this paper.
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