Parallel dynamic load balancing for semiconductor device simulations on a linux cluster

Yi-Ming Li*, Shui Sheng Lin, Shao Ming Yu, Jinn Liang Liu, Tien Sheng Chao, S. M. Sze

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Abstract

A parallel dynamic load balancing for 2-D and 3-D semiconductor device simulations is proposed. The hydrodynamic and drift diffusion models are discretized and solved with finite volume (box) and monotone iterative methods. Dynamic load balancing for parallel domain decomposition as well as parallel I-V point simulations are demonstrated to be efficient methods for multidimensional device simulations. Compared with the measured data, numerical results and benchmarks on a realistic N-MOSFET device are presented to show the accuracy and efficiency of the method. The code has been successfully implemented on a Linux-cluster with message passing interface (MPI) library.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2001 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems - MSM 2001
EditorsM. Laudon, B. Romanowicz
Pages538-541
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2001
Event2001 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems - MSM 2001 - Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
Duration: 19 Mar 200121 Mar 2001

Publication series

Name2001 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems - MSM 2001

Conference

Conference2001 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems - MSM 2001
CountryUnited States
CityHilton Head Island, SC
Period19/03/0121/03/01

Keywords

  • Domain decomposition
  • I-V point calculations
  • Load balancing
  • Parallel semiconductor device simulations

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    Li, Y-M., Lin, S. S., Yu, S. M., Liu, J. L., Chao, T. S., & Sze, S. M. (2001). Parallel dynamic load balancing for semiconductor device simulations on a linux cluster. In M. Laudon, & B. Romanowicz (Eds.), 2001 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems - MSM 2001 (pp. 538-541). (2001 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems - MSM 2001).