Large Block and Structured Synthesis (LBSS)       

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Large Block and Structured Synthesis (LBSS) - overview


Large Block and Structured Synthesis (LBSS) is a VLSI design methodology that IBM uses to productively tackle the most challenging of chip designs.

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Figure from [1].

Recent Publications:

[1] Minsik Cho, Victor N Kravets, Smita Krishnaswamy, Dorothy Kucar, Jagannathan Narasimhan, Ruchir Puri, Haifeng Qian, Haoxing Ren, Chin Ngai Sze, Louise H Trevillyan, Hua Xiang, Matthew M Ziegler, "Converged large block and structured synthesis for high performance microprocessor designs,", US Patent, 8271920, 2012-09-18.

[2] Hua Xiang, Minsik Cho, Haoxing Ren, Matthew Ziegler, Ruchir Puri, "Network flow based datapath bit slicing,", Proceedings of the ACM international symposium on International symposium on physical design (ISPD), 2013 (Best Paper Award).

[3] Minsik Cho, Hua Xiang, Haoxing Ren, Matthew M Ziegler, Ruchir Puri, "LatchPlanner: Latch placement algorithm for datapath-oriented high-performance VLSI designs," IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), 2013.

[4] Mani Viswanath, Matthew Ziegler, "Structured Synthesis Techniques Applied to a Dataflow Macro,", DAC Designer Track Presentation, Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2013.

[5] Matthew M Ziegler, Ruchir Puri, Bob Philhower, Robert Franch, Wing Luk, Jens Leenstra, Peter Verwegen, Niels Fricke, George Gristede, Eric Fluhr, Victor Zyuban, “POWER8 Design Methodology Innovations for Improving Productivity and Reducing Power,” IEEE Proceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), 2014.

[6] Ruchir Puri, Mihir Choudhury, Haifeng Qian, Matthew Ziegler, "Bridging high performance and low power in processor design," IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), 2014.