Tutorial Program (tentative)


The tutorial was hosted in the afternoon session on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
All times are listed in CDT.

Demo: the presenter demonstrates and the attendees follow along.
Exercise: attendees run experiments or solve problems. Organizers will circulate to help and answer questions.

Presentation slides are available here.

Time Topic Presenter
1:00 PM Welcome, Introduction, and Tool Setup Tutu
1:15 PM Introduction to Implementation with OpenROAD (Demo 1) Tutu
1:55 PM Break  
2:00 PM Navigating OpenROAD-flow-scripts Austin
2:05 PM Debugging Common Design Problems Austin
2:15 PM Debugging Designs (Exercise 1 & Exercise 2) Austin
2:30 PM Analyzing Your Design Using OpenROAD (Demo 2) Austin
2:45 PM Power, Performance, and Area Tradeoffs (Exercise 3) Austin
3:00 PM Break  
3:30 PM Technology Scaling (Exercise 4) Austin
3:40 PM Building Complex Designs (Demo 3) Austin
3:55 PM Setting Up Your Own design with OpenROAD-flow-scripts (Exercise 5) Austin
4:10 PM Hands-on Debugging Support / Q&A (bring your own design!)  
4:40 PM Limitations and Future Directions of OpenROAD Austin
4:50 PM Using OpenLane for the Free Skywater 130nm Open MPW Shuttle (Demo 4) Austin
5:00 PM End of tutorial  


This tutorial is hosted at the 55th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO 2022) at The Westin Chicago River North Hotel in Chicago, IL, USA. Room: Washington Park.

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