3D-ICE : Download

Download the current version of 3D-ICE

The current version of 3D-ICE is 3.1, which is a major release done in early 2022. If you are interested in downloading and using it, you must first fill out this form.

You can also contribute to the 3D-ICE project via the 3D-ICE Github repository:


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Any usage of 3D-ICE for research, commercial or other purposes must be properly acknowledged in the resulting products or publications. Specifically, publications 1, 2 and 3 below must be cited in all cases.

  1. F. Terraneo, A. Leva, W. Fornaciari, M. Zapater, D. Atienza, 3D-ICE 3.0: efficient nonlinear MPSoC thermal simulation with pluggable heat sink models, Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems Volume 40 pp. 1-14, 2021-04-19
  2. A. Sridhar, A. Vincenzi, D. Atienza and T. Brunschwiler, 3D-ICE: A Compact Thermal Model for Early-Stage Design of Liquid-Cooled ICs, IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 63, no. 10, pp. 2576-2589, Oct. 2014, doi: 10.1109/TC.2013.127
  3. A. Sridhar, A. Vincenzi, M. Ruggiero, T. Brunschwiler and D. Atienza, 3D-ICE: Fast compact transient thermal modeling for 3D ICs with inter-tier liquid cooling, 2010 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), San Jose, CA, 2010, pp. 463-470, doi: 10.1109/ICCAD.2010.5653749

There is detailed documentation available in the form of a User Guide in the download package, with illustrative figures to help you get started with 3D-ICE and serve as a quick reference later on. Click here if you want to know more about the modeling theory aspects of 3D-ICE.

We are constantly looking out for your feedback and comments in our strive to improve 3D-ICE. Please send your emails to [email protected]. You must subscribe to this mailing list in order to be able to communicate with us and also receive notifications about new releases and updates on new patches, bugs etc.  Notifications will be kept as limited and as brief as possible and THERE WILL BE NO SPAMMING of your mailbox. In addition, this mailing list will serve as a forum where you can interact with other users of 3D-ICE.

Release history:



January 13, 2022 Version 3.1
February 10, 2021 Version 3.0
June 1, 2019 Version 2.2.8
October 25, 2018 Version 2.2.7
August 2, 2016 Version 2.2.6
March 25, 2013 Varsion 2.2.5 (CHANGELOG)
February 5, 2013 Version 2.2.4
September 20, 2012 Version 2.2.3
August 13, 2012 Version 2.2.2
July 31, 2012 Version 2.2.1
July 24, 2012 Version 2.2
March 23, 2012 Version 2.1
December 7, 2011 Version
July 11, 2011 Version 1.0.3
June 6, 2011 Version 1.0.2
October 7, 2010 Version 1.0.1
September 28, 2010 Version