Ctherm: An Integrated Framework for Thermal-Functional Co-simulation of Systems-on-Chip

Sumeet S. Kumar, Amir Zjajo, Rene van Leuken
2015 2015 23rd Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed, and Network-Based Processing  
This paper presents Ctherm, an integrated framework for cycle-accurate thermal and functional evaluation of systems-on-chip. The presented framework enables accurate characterization of thermal behaviour by generating detailed physical models for components based on input specifications, and simulating them within a tightly integrated co-simulation platform with an embedded thermal simulator. Ctherm's finegrained modelling approach yields 70% higher accuracy in hotspot resolution as compared to
more » ... conventional approaches that abstract component internals. Simulation runtime time is reduced by upto 36% over conventional continuous approaches through the use of thermal checkpointing, enabling the fast-forwarding of thermal simulations without loss of thermal continuity.
doi:10.1109/pdp.2015.56 dblp:conf/pdp/KumarZL15 fatcat:gmtwg32lhnds5j4vd5ht7awtw4