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Introduction

VLSI System and Computation Lab (VSC-LAB) at UCR focus on cutting-edge nanometer VLSI design methodology and design tool development for current and future nanometer System-On-a-Chip VLSI and real-time embeded systems. We address foundamental VLSI design challenges and enable a quantum leap to a new generation of nanometer SoC chip and systems. Our research is sponsored by the federal government agencies, electronic design automation industry, State of California and University of California.

Lab location and contact

  • Location: WCH 361
  • Tel: (951)-827-6161

VSCLAB Programs and Activities

Latest News

2019 CiteScore and Impact Factor for Integration released

Elsevier just released the new CiteScore and Impact Factor for the Integration, the VLSI Journal, the CiteScore (CS) is 2.6, Impact Factor (IF) is 1.214. This is a good improvement from 2.2 for CS and 1.15 for IF from 2018...

Three PhD students accepted into 2020 DAC Young Fellows Program

Three PhD students from VSCLAB, Mohammadamir Kavousi, Yibo Liu and Maliha Tasnim, were accepted into the DAC Young Fellows Program. They will attend the first virtual 57th Design Automation Conferences in July, 2020. Congratulations on them.

VSCLAB students head for interns for summer 2020

Most of senior PhD students in VSCLAB headed to industry intern jobs in summer 2020. Have funs and enjoy! Sheriff Sadiqbatcha will work for Intel Corp, Shaoyi Peng will work Cerebras System, an AI chip startup, Han Zhou will work...

Research work on machine-learning based thermal hotspot modeling has been accepted for TCAD

Sheriff Sadiqbatcha and Jinwei Zhang's work on machine learning based hotspot identification for commercial multi-core processors has been accepted by IEEE Transaction on CAD, the primary journal in EDA area. This work presents a significant advance for transient hotspot identifications...

List of sponsored projects

VLSI reliability, resilience, fault-tolerant computing and dynamic reliability management

Principle Investigators Dr. Sheldon Tan (PI) Graduate Students Current Students Han Zhou Shaoyi Peng Sheriff Sadiqbatcha Shuyuan Yu Wentian Jin Jinwei Zhang Mohammadamir Kavousi Yibo Liu Liang Chen (post-doc, SJTU) Graduate Students (graduated) Zeyu Sun (Cadence) Chase Cook (Intel Corp)...

Modeling and Analysis for Accelerating Aging Effects for Copper Interconnect ICs

Principle Investigators Dr. Sheldon Tan (PI) Graduate Students Current Students Taeyoung Kim Chase Cook Zeyu Sun Hengyang Zhao Graduate Students (graduated) Dr. Xin Huang (Oracle Corp) Industry Liaisons Dr. Mehul Shroff, NXP Semiconductor, Inc. Dr. Ertugrul Demircan, NXP Semiconductor, Inc...

Dynamic thermal management for multi/many core 3D microprocessors

Principle Investigators Dr. Sheldon Tan (PI) Graduate Students Current Students Xin Huang Sahana Swarup Taeyoung Kim Daniel Quach Graduate Students (graduated) Dr. Zao Liu (Intel Corp) Dr. Xuexin Liu (Synopsys) Industry Liaisons Dr. Valeriy Sukharev, Mentor Graphics Corporation Dr. Ashish...

Statistical Characterization and Simulation of VLSI Circuits Considering Process Variations

Principle Investigators Dr. Sheldon Tan (PI) Collaborators Dr. Yici Cai, Tsinghua University, China Dr. Hao Yu, NTU, Singapore Dr. Jinjun Xiong, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA Dr. Chandu Visweswariah, IBM, USA Graduate Students Yue Zhao Ruijing Shen, Duo...

Parallel Computing and Simulation and of Nanometer VLSI Systems based on Multi/Many Core and GPU platforms

Principle Investigators Dr. Sheldon Tan (PI) Collaborators Dr. Yici Cai, Tsinghua University, China Dr. Hao Yu, NTU, Singapore Dr. Lifeng Wu, ProPlus Design Solutions Inc. Graduate Students Current graduate students Kai He, Hengyang Zhao Graduate Students (gradudated) Joseph Gordon (M.S.)...

Compact Thermal Modeling and Simulations, Software Thermal Sensor Techniques

Principle Investigators Dr. Sheldon Tan (PI), Dr. Yingbo Hua (co-PIs). Graduate Students Hai Wang, Zou Liu, Duo Li, Thom Eguia, Ruijing Shen, Shengyang Xu (supervised by Prof. Yingbo Hua), Wei Wu, Pu Liu, Funding support We appreciate the following funding...

Compact Modeling, Reduction and Simulation of Interconnect Parasitic Circuits

Principle Investigator Dr. Sheldon Tan (PI) Graduate Students: Hai Wang, Boyuan Yan, Duo Li, Pu Liu Funding supports We appreciate the following funding agencies for their generous supports of this project. National Science Foundation, "CAREER: Career Development Plan: Behavioral Modeling...

Simulation and Optimization of On-Chip Power Delivery Networks and Clock Networks

Principle Investigator Dr. Sheldon Tan (PI), UCR Graduate Students: Duo Li, Xue-Xin Liu, Zao Liu Collaborators: Prof. Xianglong Hong, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University Prof. Yici Cai, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University Prof. Bao...

Symbolic Modeling and Analysis of Analog/Mixed-Signal Circuits

Principle Investigator Dr. Sheldon Tan (PI), UCR Graduate Students Xue-Xin Liu, Zhigang Hao Collaborators Prof. Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle, Institute National Astrophysics, Optical and Electrics (INAOE) of Mexico Prof. Guoyong Shi, Institute of Microelectronics, Shanghai Jiaotong University. Funding supports We appreciate the...

VSCLAB facilities and computing resources

VLSI System and Computation Lab (VSC-LAB) at UCR focus on cutting-edge nanometer VLSI design methodology and design tool development for current and future nanometer System-On-a-Chip VLSI and real-time embeded systems. We address foundamental VLSI design challenges and enable a quantum leap to a new generation of nanometer SoC chip and systems. Our research is sponsored by the federal government agencies, electronic design automation industry, State of California and University of California. 

VSCLAB has a 1000 square feet lab space located in the WCH 361. The lab has many Apple iMACs and Dell PCs for students with latest software such as COMSOL, Matlab, and LabView. The VSCLAB current consists of three Linux Servers and one Windows server:  The first one (fermi) has two Intel 22-core E5-2699 CPUs, 320GBmemory, 7.6TB disk. The second server (kepler) has two Intel 16-core E5-2698 Xeon CPUs, 128GBmemory, one Xeon Phi 3120 coprocessor and one Nvidia Titan X GPU , 4TB disk. The third server  (newton) is an Ubuntu server, which has two Intel 8-core E5-2670 Xeon CPUs, 64GBmemory, two GPU cards (one Kepler K40, one Kepler K20). The fourth server (maxwell) is a Window server, which has two Intel Quad-Core E5620(2.4Ghz) CPUs with 36 GBmemory,  1TBhard disk. The server consists of one Tesla S1070 1U card (4 T10 GPUs with 960 cores) and is housed in the server room of BCOE, which has large the server power supply systems. We also have a Windows server (Maxwell) for Windows-only applications.  VSCLAB also has a number of high-performance PCs and iMACs. The MSLAB now hosts five general-purpose graphic unit processor (GPU) cards such as K20, K40 from Nvidia Corporation. VSCLAB also has licensed Cadence Design Tool Suites (Spectra, Spectra RF, UltraSim) and Synopsys design tool suites (Design Compiler and Physical Computers, HSPICE).

The previous VSCLAB webstie in MediaWiki format