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History of HSPICE

Discussion in 'CAD' started by Joel Kolstad, May 1, 2007.

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  1. Joel Kolstad

    Joel Kolstad Guest

    I had reason to dig up some information on the history of SPICE, and among
    other things learned that HSPICE is really Hailey-SPICE, from Shawn and Kim
    Hailey, who are twins and who started Meta software. This is a long -- but
    interesting -- interview with them:

    What they don't mention in there is that, yeah, "their own" SPICE ran at
    6x-10x the speed of "regular" SPICE, but they started by taking the Berkeley
    SPICE 2E source code and adding some rather obvious vector optimizations
    based on the fact that they were running their program on a time-shared
    Cray, which could perform vector operations in hardware. Still, that was
    during the "wild wild west" stages of Silicon Valley, and it's quite

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