Parallel Dynamic Load Balancing for Semiconductor Device Simulations on a Linux Cluster

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A parallel dynamic load balancing for 2-D and 3-D semiconductor device simulations is proposed. The hydrodynamic and drift diffusion models are discretized and solved with finite volume (box) and monotone iterative methods. Dynamic load balancing for parallel domain decomposition as well as parallel I-V point simulations are demonstrated to be efficient methods for multidimensional device simulations. Compared with the measured data, numerical results and benchmarks on a realistic N-MOSFET device are presented to show the accuracy and efficiency of the method. The code has been successfully implemented on a Linux-cluster with message passing interface (MPI) library.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Technical Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems
Published: March 19, 2001
Pages: 538 - 541
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topic: Modeling & Simulation of Microsystems
ISBN: 0-9708275-0-4