Issue No. 01 - February (2013 vol. 30)
S. Hirsch , Syst. & Technol. Group, IBM Corp., Essex Junction, VT, USA
U. Finkler , Syst. & Technol. Group, IBM Corp., Essex Junction, VT, USA
The authors present a real-life industrial EDA problem; in particular, layout versus schematic checking. They describe why they chose threads to speed up their EDA tool.
multi-threading, electronic design automation, electronic design automation, industrial EDA problem, schematic checking problem, layout problem, threading approach, Program processors, Message systems, Multithreading, Data structures, Heuristic algorithms, Memory management, Parallel processing
S. Hirsch, U. Finkler, "To Thread or Not to Thread", IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 30, no. , pp. 17-25, February 2013, doi:10.1109/MDT.2012.2226012