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The high costs associated with logic simulation of large VLSI based circuits has led to the need for new computer architecture tailored to the simulation task. Such architectures have the potential for significant speed-ups over software-based logic simulators executing on standard sequential computers. This paper presents a model of one class of multiprocessor simulation architectures and compares the performance of some of these machines using data obtained from simulation of VLSI circuits. In addition, we discuss the implications of our results on machine design and examine the sensitivity of the model to variations in circuit characteristics.
Wong, Ken and Franklin, Mark A., "Performance Analysis and Design of a Logic Simulation Machine" Report Number: WUCS-86-19 (1986). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.