Giovanni Fiorenza

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Research on Rent's rule in electrical engineering, the applied sciences, and technology has been based on the publication of a 1971 interpretation of Rent's memoranda by B. S. Landman and R. L. Russo. Because of the wide impact of Rent's work and requests from researchers, we present his original memoranda in this paper. We review the impact of Rent's work(More)
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This paper presents models and a methodology to evaluate tradeoffs between technology and design to obtain the highest frequency in ULSI design projects and quantifies the performance improvement that can be expected. With respect to the standard chip design process, it is well known in the academic community that circuits and chips are required to satisfy(More)
This paper presents a comprehensive assessment of interconnect requirements in ULSI control logic circuitry and quantifies the agreement observed (1) between estimates and measurements of average wire-length in individual designs in real chips, and (2) between wire-length distributions provided by the models and wire-length distributions obtained from(More)
Power reduction techniques are a critical issue in the design of today's ULSI chips. This paper is concerned with methods to characterize the capacitive load on the POWER4 on-chip global clock distribution [1], which is a large contributor to the overall chip power dissipation. A characterization of the capacitive load is needed because the contributions of(More)
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