Static IR drop is a dominant design component at advanced nodes causing potential problems due to parastics, potentially large voltage drops and performance degradation leading to problems in design closure. Traditional matrix multiplication based solvers are time and resource intensive--ML-based techniques offer potential solutions!
OpenROAD is glad to announce an ML-based contest in a joint collaboration with ASU and Steel Perot as part of ICCAD 2023: http://iccad-contest.org/Problems.html
. Learn more here: http://iccad-contest.org/Document/Problems/ICCAD-Contest-Problem-C-ML-for-IR-drop-v2.pdf
. Stay tuned for contest details!