Synopsys Delivers Multicore Support With The Latest PrimeTime Release
Flexible Multicore Processing Unlocks Compute Potential of Today’s Server Farms
“We worked closely with Synopsys to achieve significant runtime improvements with PrimeTime over the last several releases,” said
In today’s design environment, the typical compute server farm is comprised of a mix of legacy single-core and newer multicore CPU machines. Access to these heterogeneous resources is typically provided through job scheduling systems that help ensure the most efficient allocation based on dynamically-changing, enterprise-wide compute needs. During periods of high activity in the farm, the wait time for available multicore machines can far outweigh the runtime speed-up gained by multicore acceleration. Synopsys’ multicore capability in PrimeTime 2008.12 helps provide the flexibility to utilize any idle CPU core resource, on any machine in the farm. This enables multicore acceleration without the multicore machine access time penalty, which means more timing analysis jobs completed faster and more efficiently.
“At RMI, time-to-market is mission critical for our platform of high-performance multi-core multi-threaded SoC processors,” said
Design teams targeting the latest silicon process technology nodes see a significant productivity benefit when they incorporate SI analysis early in their design implementation phase. Waiting until timing signoff to perform full-chip SI analysis can result in too many violations, introducing a major design closure bottleneck late in the design cycle. New runtime optimizations in the latest PrimeTime release are targeted specifically at making SI analysis of large designs more practical in the earlier phases of design implementation, accelerating signoff closure.
“The latest PrimeTime release demonstrates how Synopsys’ R&D continues to innovate and execute on our multicore initiative,” said
PrimeTime 2008.12 is available now to all current PrimeTime customers. The latest release includes quad-core licensing as a standard feature. The multicore capability works seamlessly with job scheduling systems such as LSF from Platform Computing Corporation and Grid Computing Solutions from Sun Microsystems.
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) is the world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design and manufacturing. Synopsys’ comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, software-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in
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