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Proceedings of the 1999 ACM/IEEE conference on Supercomputing
Integrated Manufacturing and Development (IMaD)
Portland, Oregon, USA
November 13-November 18
ISBN: 1-58113-091-0
This article describes an IBM-developed parallel software methodology called Integrated Manufacturing and Development (IMaD). IMaD is a super-scalable AIX application written in the C programming language and makes use of the Message Passing Interface (MPI). It is built specifically to support Product Engineering (PE) for full-scale integrated circuits (IC), like microprocessors, and encompasses failure, yield, and reliability design and analysis.
Because an IC is constructed of smaller building-block circuits, many aspects of its behavior are learned from a local analysis of some subset of the IC. However, there are global aspects of an IC-such as its power-grid electrical distribution that require a full-scale formulation, solution, evaluation, and visualization. This sets the stage for some very large problems that demand enormous computational and memory resources. In answer to these demands, IMaD provides a parallel processing solution that incorporates novel methods of both topographic partitioning of the IC and of solving the global electrical simulation equations.
David Moran, Gary Ditlow, Daria Dooling, Ralph Williams, Tom Wilkins, "Integrated Manufacturing and Development (IMaD)," sc, pp.9, Proceedings of the 1999 ACM/IEEE conference on Supercomputing, 1999
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