Heterogeneous Computing Model Delivers Order-Of-Magnitude Performance Breakthrough

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Using GPUs to accelerate circuit simulation technology. By Srinivas Kodiyalam (NVIDIA) and Samad Parekh (Synopsys) With the ever-increasing demand for more computing performance, the HPC industry is moving towards a heterogeneous computing model, where GPUs and CPUs work together to perform general-purpose computing tasks. In this heterogeneous computing model, the GPU serves as an accelerator to the CPU, to offload the CPU and to increase computational efficiency. To exploit this computing model and the massively parallel GPU architecture, the application software will need to be redesigned. Synopsys and NVIDIA engineers have been working together to use GPUs to accelerate circuit simulation technology. IC design complexity has continued to grow exponentially. Just in the last...