NAS Semiconductor Device Modeling Workshop
Description: Advanced semiconductor technology is the base technology
for all high performance computing, including the
workstations and highly parallel supercomputers that NASA
relies on for aeronautics, environmental modeling, and
space science applications. Because of the exponentially
increasing complexity of these devices, computational
modeling and simulation is now an essential part of their
design, analysis, and validation. Even now, some of these
simulations press the limits of available engineering
workstations. As we look to the future, 3D simulation of
physical effects that have been ignored in the past, will
increase computational costs.
Highly parallel computers provide an attractive alternative
for such simulations, but progress in this area has been
hampered due to lack of access to highly parallel systems,
lack of expertise in parallel computing, and the reliance
on software from small third-party vendors.
In order to promote progress in this arena, the Numerical
Aerodynamic Simulation (NAS) Program at NASA Ames Research
Center is hosting this workshop on high performance
computing in semiconductor device modeling. Topics to be
covered will include:
Simulation of fundamental physical effects
Device and process simulation (TCAD)
CPU logic modeling and validation
Parallel computing techniques
Future computational requirements
Participants will include scientists from academia,
semiconductor manufacturers, and software vendors.
Discussion sessions will explore possibilities for
joint research work in this area involving NASA
scientists and computing facilities.
Please direct technical questions to:
Subhash Saini, firstname.lastname@example.org, (415) 604-4343.
All other questions, contact:
Marcia Redmond, email@example.com, (415) 604-4373.
Dates/Time: Dates: March 28-29, 1996 Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Location: NASA Ames Research Center
(Subject to change to an off-site location near Ames;
See the WWW for updates)
Registration: Advance registration is required. There is no fee for
this workshop. Registration deadline for non-U.S. citizens
(without Green Card) is Tuesday, March 5.
Registration deadline for U.S. citizens and non-U.S.
citizens (with Green Card) is Friday, March 15.
Contact: Marcia Redmond, (415) 604-4373, firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Check the World Wide Web at
for updates on speakers, possible location
change, local hotel information, agenda
(when available), etc.
Confirmed Invited Speakers and Talk Titles (as of 2/29)
Anirudh Devgan, IBM
"Fast Circuit Simulation Techniques: Theory and Practice"
Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
"Atomic Scale Modeling of Ion Implantation and
Dopant Diffusion in Silicon"
Robert Dutton, Stanford University
"Challenges in Computational Prototyping of Deep
Sub-micron Integrated Circuit Technology"
David Ferry, Arizona State University
"Modeling in the Sub-0.07 Micron Gate Length Regime"
Ronald Goossens, National Semiconductor
"Parallelization of Large-scale Semiconductor
Bruce Kim, Sun Microelectronics
"Power and Clock Distribution for the UltraSPARC-II
Francisco Leon, Intel Supercomputers
"Modeling and Simulation Issues in Next Generation
Anupam Madhukar, University of California (Berkeley)
Dev Malladi, Sun Microelectronics
"Design and Productization of a High Performance
PBGA Package for UltraSPARC-I Processor"
Vladimir Mitin, Wayne State University
"Heat Dissipation from Quantum Structures"
Vijay Naik, IBM
"Scalability of Sparse Solvers in the Context
of Semiconductor Device Simulation Applications"
Andrew Neureuther, University of California (Berkeley)
Mark Pinto, AT&T
L.R. Ram-Mohan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
"Computational Issues in the Design of Wavefunction-
engineered Quantum Semiconductor Devices"
Umberto Ravailoi, University of Illinois (Urbana)
"Large-scale Application Issues for Full Band
Monte Carlo Simulation of Semiconductor Devices"
James Sethian, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
"Level Set Methods for Etching, Deposition,
and Photolithography Development"
Harsh Sharangpani, Intel Microprocessor Products
Henry Sheng, University of California (Berkeley)
"Parallel and Distributed Computing for Monte
Carlo Device Simulation"
Ting-wei Tang, Massachusetts/Amherst University
"General Hydrodynamic Equation Solver and its
Zhiping Yu, Hewlett-Packard/Stanford University
"Device Characterization and Simulation of
Sub-quarter Micron MOSFETs Including Quantum
Registration for Semiconductor Device Modeling Workshop March 28-29, 1996.
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