ChipNeMo: Domain-Adapted LLMs for Chip Design: Acknowledgements, Contributions and References

6 Jun 2024


(1) Mingjie Liu, NVIDIA {Equal contribution};

(2) Teodor-Dumitru Ene, NVIDIA {Equal contribution};

(3) Robert Kirby, NVIDIA {Equal contribution};

(4) Chris Cheng, NVIDIA {Equal contribution};

(5) Nathaniel Pinckney, NVIDIA {Equal contribution};

(6) Rongjian Liang, NVIDIA {Equal contribution};

(7) Jonah Alben, NVIDIA;

(8) Himyanshu Anand, NVIDIA;

(9) Sanmitra Banerjee, NVIDIA;

(10) Ismet Bayraktaroglu, NVIDIA;

(11) Bonita Bhaskaran, NVIDIA;

(12) Bryan Catanzaro, NVIDIA;

(13) Arjun Chaudhuri, NVIDIA;

(14) Sharon Clay, NVIDIA;

(15) Bill Dally, NVIDIA;

(16) Laura Dang, NVIDIA;

(17) Parikshit Deshpande, NVIDIA;

(18) Siddhanth Dhodhi, NVIDIA;

(19) Sameer Halepete, NVIDIA;

(20) Eric Hill, NVIDIA;

(21) Jiashang Hu, NVIDIA;

(22) Sumit Jain, NVIDIA;

(23) Brucek Khailany, NVIDIA;

(24) George Kokai, NVIDIA;

(25) Kishor Kunal, NVIDIA;

(26) Xiaowei Li, NVIDIA;

(27) Charley Lind, NVIDIA;

(28) Hao Liu, NVIDIA;

(29) Stuart Oberman, NVIDIA;

(30) Sujeet Omar, NVIDIA;

(31) Sreedhar Pratty, NVIDIA;

(23) Jonathan Raiman, NVIDIA;

(33) Ambar Sarkar, NVIDIA;

(34) Zhengjiang Shao, NVIDIA;

(35) Hanfei Sun, NVIDIA;

(36) Pratik P Suthar, NVIDIA;

(37) Varun Tej, NVIDIA;

(38) Walker Turner, NVIDIA;

(39) Kaizhe Xu, NVIDIA;

(40) Haoxing Ren, NVIDIA.


The authors would like to thank: NVIDIA IT teams for their support on NVBugs integration; NVIDIA Hardware Security team for their support on security issues; NVIDIA NeMo teams for their support and guidance on training and inference of ChipNeMo models; NVIDIA Infrastructure teams for supporting the GPU training and inference resources for the project; NVIDIA Hardware design teams for their support and insight.


Mingjie Liu conducted DAPT and SFT model training.

Teodor-Dumitru Ene, Robert Kirby developed inference and application evaluation infrastructure.

Chris Cheng developed RAG framework.

Nathaniel Pinckney collected and prepared data sets for training.

Rongjian Liang developed custom tokenizers.

Walker Turner, Charley Lind, George Kokai developed a general circuit design knowledge benchmark.

Siddhanth Dhodhi, Ismet Bayraktaroglu, Himyanshu Anand, Eric Hill designed engineering assistant chatbot, provided domain instruction datasets, evaluation benchmarks, and conducted evaluation.

Parikshit Deshpande, Zhengjiang Shao, Kaizhe Xu, Jiashang Hu, Laura Dang, Xiaowei Li, Hao Liu, Ambar Sarkar developed engineering assistant chatbot application.

Sreedhar Pratty, Kishor Kunal, Varun Tej, Sumit Jain, Sujeet Omar, Pratik P Suthar, Hanfei Sun developed EDA scripts generation application, provided domain instruction datasets and evaluation benchmarks.

Bonita Bhaskaran, Arjun Chaudhuri, Sanmitra Banerjee developed bug summarization and analysis application, provided domain instruction datasets and evaluation benchmarks.

Brucek Khailany, Stuart Oberman, Sharon Clay, Sameer Halepete, Jonathan Raiman, Bryan Catanzaro, Jonah Alben, Bill Dally advised from AI research and hardware engineering perspectives.

Haoxing Ren designed and led the research.


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