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Analysis of Parallel VHDL Simulation

Wilco van Hoogstraeten Arlet Ottens Henk Corporaal
Delft University of Technology
Department of Electrical Engineering

Note: this project finished in 1994

We propose a performance evaluation scheme for parallel VHDL simulation. This scheme provides accurate information about the performance of various parallel event driven simulation algorithms.

A compiler is used to translate the VHDL source into C++ which is linked with the parallel simulation algorithm and executed using a parallel architecture simulator. Because of the flexibility of the simulation tools, we can exchange simulation algorithms very quickly and can use a wide variety of network types and topologies.

Thanks to a careful design of the tools, they can be used for other simulation problems with only minimal changes.