15 October 2012 A study of the parallel algorithm for large-scale DC simulation of nonlinear systems
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Proceedings Volume 8454, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2012; 84541F (2012) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2000011
Event: Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2012, 2012, Wilga, Poland
Abstract
Newton-Raphson DC analysis of large-scale nonlinear circuits may be an extremely time consuming process even if sparse matrix techniques and bypassing of nonlinear models calculation are used. A slight decrease in the time required for this task may be enabled on multi-core, multithread computers if the calculation of the mathematical models for the nonlinear elements as well as the stamp management of the sparse matrix entries are managed through concurrent processes. This numerical complexity can be further reduced via the circuit decomposition and parallel solution of blocks taking as a departure point the BBD matrix structure. This block-parallel approach may give a considerable profit though it is strongly dependent on the system topology and, of course, on the processor type. This contribution presents the easy-parallelizable decomposition-based algorithm for DC simulation and provides a detailed study of its effectiveness.
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Diego Ernesto Cortés Udave, Diego Ernesto Cortés Udave, Jan Ogrodzki, Jan Ogrodzki, Miguel Angel Gutiérrez de Anda, Miguel Angel Gutiérrez de Anda, } "A study of the parallel algorithm for large-scale DC simulation of nonlinear systems", Proc. SPIE 8454, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2012, 84541F (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2000011; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2000011
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