GPU-based workstation for atomistic design of electronic devices


Grant Data
Project Title
GPU-based workstation for atomistic design of electronic devices
Principal Investigator
Professor Wang, Jian   (Project coordinator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Wang Yin   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Guo Hong   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
18
Start Date
2015-04-01
Completion Date
2016-09-30
Amount
810750
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
GPU-based workstation, atomistic design of electronic devices
Discipline
Others - Physical Sciences
Panel
Physical Sciences
HKU Project Code
ITS/217/14
Grant Type
Innovation and Technology Support Programme (Tier 3)
Funding Year
2014/2015
Status
On-going
Objectives
In the high-tech sector of Electronic Design Automation (EDA), software tools for technology computer aided design (TCAD) have played critical roles for realizing the modern information technology and consumer electronics. At present time, electronic devices in integrated circuits (IC) are approaching the atomic scale which dictates an urgent need for new TCAD tools capable of atomistic scale design. However, due to huge computational time, the necessary supercomputers to run, and the extremely steep "learning curve" for the background physics, atomistic tools are so far only used by certain theoretical people in academia for academic research. The outcome of this project will fundamentally change this situation. In particular, we will combine our atomistic-TCAD software which we invented and developed during the past fifteen years with the GPU hardware technology, to produce a novel atomistic-TCAD workstation that is powerful, optimized, and user-friendly for atomistic design of nanoelectronic devices and materials. In June 2014, the central government of China launched a national effort to promote semiconductor manufacturing and IC, our project will therefore not only have its own substantial commercial potential but also help putting Hong Kong to the roadmap of the new opportunities arising from China.