Seventeenth Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation, 2003. (PADS 2003). Proceedings. (2003)
San Diego, California
June 10, 2003 to June 13, 2003
Lijun Li , McGill University
Hai Huang , McGill University
Carl Tropper , McGill University
<p>There is a wide-spread usage of hardware design languages( HDL) to speed up the time-to-market for the design of modern digital systems. Verification engineers can simulate hardware in order to verify its performance and correctness with help of an HDL. However, simulation can't keep pace with the growth in size and complexity of circuits and has become a bottleneck of the design process. Distributed HDL simulation on a cluster of workstations has the potential to provide a cost-effective solution to this problem.</p> <p>In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of DVS, an object-oriented framework for distributed Verilog simulation. Verilog is an HDL which sees wide industrial use. DVS is an outgrowth of Clustered Time Warp, originally developed for logic simulation. The design of the framework emphasizes simplicity and extensibility and aims to accommodate experiments involving partitioning and dynamic load balancing. Preliminary results obtained by simulating a 16bit multiplier are presented.</p>
C. Tropper, H. Huang and L. Li, "DVS: An Object-Oriented Framework for Distributed Verilog Simulation," Seventeenth Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation, 2003. (PADS 2003). Proceedings.(PADS), San Diego, California, 2003, pp. 173.