Parallel Approaches for Particle-Based Simulation of Charge Transport in Semiconductors

M. Saraniti, J. Tang, S. Goodnick, S. Wigger

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The aim of this contribution is to discuss possible algorithmic choices and hardware configurations for the implementation of efficient particle-based simulation programs. By using a population decomposition scheme, we modified the scalar version of the algorithm in order to improve the efficiency of our hybrid particle-based simulation engine. Using a Beowulf-class computer cluster, we measured parallel speed-up with different algorithmic configurations, and related it to the inter-process communication hardware.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computational Electronics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 1 2002


  • charge transport simulation
  • Monte Carlo
  • parallel computing
  • particle-based methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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