Towards a grid-enabled simulation framework for nano-CMOS electronics

Han, L., Asenov, A., Berry, D., Millar, C., Roy, G., Roy, S., Sinnott, R.O. and Stewart, G. (2007) Towards a grid-enabled simulation framework for nano-CMOS electronics. In: 3rd IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing, Bangalore, India, 10-13 Dec 2007, pp. 305-311. (doi:10.1109/E-SCIENCE.2007.78)

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Abstract

The electronics design industry is facing major challenges as transistors continue to decrease in size. The next generation of devices will be so small that the position of individual atoms will affect their behaviour. This will cause the transistors on a chip to have highly variable characteristics, which in turn will impact circuit and system design tools. The EPSRC project "Meeting the Design Challenges of Nano-CMOS Electronics" (Nana-CMOS) has been funded to explore this area. In this paper, we describe the distributed data-management and computing framework under development within Nano-CMOS. A key aspect of this framework is the need for robust and reliable security mechanisms that support distributed electronics design groups who wish to collaborate by sharing designs, simulations, workflows, datasets and computation resources. This paper presents the system design, and an early prototype of the project which has been useful in helping us to understand the benefits of such a grid infrastructure. In particular, we also present two typical use cases: user authentication, and execution of large-scale device simulations.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Han, Dr Liangxiu and Roy, Dr Gareth and Roy, Professor Scott and Millar, Dr Campbell and Stewart, Dr Gordon and Sinnott, Professor Richard and Asenov, Professor Asen
Authors: Han, L., Asenov, A., Berry, D., Millar, C., Roy, G., Roy, S., Sinnott, R.O., and Stewart, G.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:University Services > IT Services > Computing Service
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2007 IEEE Computer Society
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing, December 2007, Bangalore, India
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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