Issue No.03 - May/June (1986 vol.3)
Dave Palmer , Sandia National Laboratories
Over the last eighteen months, Sandia National Laboratories has converted its IC design facility from a mainframe to a workstationenvironment. Although workstations were advertised as turnkey systems, augmentation of vendor software with Sandia-developedsoftware greatly enhanced Sandia's specific IC design capabilities. This article examines advantages of the workstation approachfor sophisticated CAD tool users, discussing complete hardware, software, and networking capacities and capabilities.
Dave Palmer, "IC Design Capability Conversion from Mainframe to Workstation Environment", IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol.3, no. 3, pp. 18-24, May/June 1986, doi:10.1109/MDT.1986.294985