Efficient aerial image simulation on multi-core SIMD CPU

Pei Ci Wu, Tan Yan, Hongbo Zhang, Martin D F Wong

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Aerial image simulation is a fundamental problem in advanced lithography for chip fabrication. Since it requires a huge number of mathematical computations, an efficient yet accurate implementation becomes a necessity. In the literature, GPU or FPGA has demonstrated its potential for accelerating aerial image simulation. However, the comparisons of GPU or FPGA to CPU were not done thoroughly. In particular, careful tunings for the CPU-based method were missing in the previous works, while the recent CPU architectures have significant modifications toward high performance computing capabilities. In this paper, we present and discuss several algorithms for the aerial image simulation on multi-core SIMD CPU. Our fastest method achieves up to 73X speedup over the baseline serial approach and outperforms the state-of-the-art GPU-based approach by up to 2X speedup on a single hex-core SIMD CPU. We show that the performance on the multi-core SIMD CPU is promising, and that careful CPU tunings are necessary in order to exploit its computing capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2013 - Digest of Technical Papers
Pages24-31
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 32nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2013 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 18 2013Nov 21 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD
ISSN (Print)1092-3152

Other

Other2013 32nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period11/18/1311/21/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Efficient aerial image simulation on multi-core SIMD CPU'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Wu, P. C., Yan, T., Zhang, H., & Wong, M. D. F. (2013). Efficient aerial image simulation on multi-core SIMD CPU. In 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2013 - Digest of Technical Papers (pp. 24-31). [6691093] (IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCAD.2013.6691093