VSCLAB VLSI System and Computation Lab
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 Facilities and Computing Resources
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 lab also consists of four powerful Linux servers. Among them, a new server (Kepler) with 2x Xeon E5-2698 (16 cores) CPUs and 128 GB RDIMM memory, 400 GB SDD, 4 TB SATA disk, second server (Newton) with 2x Xeon E5-2670 (8 cores) CPUs and 64 GB DDR3 memory and 2.8 TB disk space; VSCLAB has the latest GPUs (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).