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Primeur weekly 2020-03-23

Crowd computing

Crowdsourced supercomputing project sets sights on coronavirus ...

Focus on Europe

LEXIS: novel computing systems at IT4Innovations and Leibniz Rechenzentrum (LRZ) ...

Exscalate4CoV supercomputing platform wins 3 million euro EU funding to hunt for new drugs against coronavirus pandemic ...

Open collaborative infrastructure to tackle public health emergencies ...

AMPERE Project: Strengthening European leadership in energy-efficiency and parallel computing ...

The European Commission offers significant support to Europe's AI excellence ...

Middleware

Atipa Technologies becomes the latest organisation to join the Bright Reseller Programme in North America ...

Hardware

Rittal announces its first HPC Direct Chip Cooling solution with ZutaCore ...

Intel scales neuromorphic research system to 100 million neurons ...

COVID-19 to have significant effect on worldwide semiconductor market in 2020, according to IDC ...

Foundry revenue estimated to grow by 30% YoY in 1Q20, while COVID-19 pandemic may hinder future market demand, according to TrendForce ...

MEGWARE to provide IBM Power in its Benchmark Center ...

Rescale partners with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure to accelerate the race for COVID-19 vaccine with Cloud supercomputers for researchers ...

Applications

Cadence digital full flow optimized to deliver improved quality of results with up to 3x faster throughput ...

Supercomputers unlock reproductive mysteries of viruses and life ...

RIKEN is exploring the molecular dynamics of the new coronavirus ...

Rensselaer offers AiMOS supercomputing capabilities to battle COVID-19 ...

Scientists discover critical protein that lets COVID-19 virus hide from immune system ...

NVIDIA gives COVID-19 researchers free access to Parabricks ...

Pioneers of modern computer graphics recognized with ACM A.M. Turing Award ...

Data Science Institute alumni use machine learning to discover coronavirus treatments ...

Berkeley lab cosmologists are top contenders in machine learning challenge ...

New satellite-based algorithm pinpoints crop water use ...

Northern Data announces revenue and earnings forecast for 2020 ...

The Cloud

Qumulo offers free Cloud software to help medical and health care research organisations fight the COVID-19 outbreak ...

Cadence digital full flow optimized to deliver improved quality of results with up to 3x faster throughput


The Cadence digital full flow has been enhanced to further optimize power, performance and area (PPA) results across a variety of application areas including automotive, mobile, networking, high-performance computing and artificial intelligence (AI).
17 Mar 2020 San Jose - Cadence Design Systems Inc. has announced that the new release of the Cadence digital full flow - proven with hundreds of completed advanced-node tapeouts - has been enhanced to further optimize power, performance and area (PPA) results across a variety of application areas including automotive, mobile, networking, high-performance computing and artificial intelligence (AI). The flow features multiple industry-first capabilities including unified placement and physical optimization engines plus machine learning (ML) capabilities, enabling design excellence with up to 3x faster throughput and up to 20% improved PPA.

The new Cadence digital full flow delivers the PPA and throughput benefits through the following key enhancements:

  • Cadence digital full flow's iSpatial technology: The iSpatial technology integrates the Innovus Implementation System's GigaPlace Placement Engine and the GigaOpt Optimizer into the Genus Synthesis Solution, providing techniques such as layer assignment, useful clock skew and via pillars. The iSpatial technology allows a seamless transition from Genus physical synthesis to Innovus implementation using a common user interface and database.
  • ML capabilities: ML capabilities enable users to leverage their existing designs to train the iSpatial optimization technology to minimize design margins versus traditional place and route flows.
  • Optimal signoff convergence: The digital full flow incorporates unified implementation, timing- and IR-sign-off engines, offering enhanced sign-off convergence by concurrently closing the design for all physical, timing and reliability targets. This allows customers to reduce design margins and iterations.

"The new digital full flow enhancements build upon the widely adopted integrated flow, further advancing Cadence's digital and sign-off design leadership position and enabling customers to achieve SoC design excellence", stated Dr. Chin-Chi Teng, senior vice president and general manager of the Digital & Signoff Group at Cadence. "We've collaborated closely with our customers who are under pressure to meet compressed schedules with increasingly large designs, offering them the features they need to realize PPA gains more efficiently."

The Cadence digital full flow consists of the Innovus Implementation System, Genus Synthesis Solution, Tempus Timing Signoff Solution and Voltus IC Power Integrity Solution. It provides customers with a fast path to design closure and better predictability and supports the company's Intelligent System Design strategy, which enables advanced-node system-on-chip (SoC) design excellence.

"We spend a significant effort tuning our high-performance cores to meet our aggressive performance goals. Using the new ML capabilities in the Innovus Implementation System’s GigaOpt Optimizer, we were able to automatically and quickly train a model of our CPU core, which resulted in an improved maximum frequency along with an 80% reduction in total negative slack. This enabled 2x shorter turnaround time for final sign-off design closure", stated Dr. SA Hwang, general manager of Computing and Artificial Intelligence Technology Group at MediaTek.

"The Cadence digital full flow with iSpatial technology accurately predicts full placement optimization of PPA and enabled us to achieve 3x faster design turnaround time by quickly iterating on RTL, constraints and floorplan while improving total power by 6%. Furthermore, Cadence's unique ML capabilities allowed us to train a model of our design on Samsung Foundry's 4nm EUV node, which helped us further achieve a 5% performance improvement and 5% leakage power savings", stated Jaehong Park, executive vice president of Foundry Design Platform Development at Samsung Electronics.

Source: Cadence

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Primeur weekly 2020-03-23

Crowd computing

Crowdsourced supercomputing project sets sights on coronavirus ...

Focus on Europe

LEXIS: novel computing systems at IT4Innovations and Leibniz Rechenzentrum (LRZ) ...

Exscalate4CoV supercomputing platform wins 3 million euro EU funding to hunt for new drugs against coronavirus pandemic ...

Open collaborative infrastructure to tackle public health emergencies ...

AMPERE Project: Strengthening European leadership in energy-efficiency and parallel computing ...

The European Commission offers significant support to Europe's AI excellence ...

Middleware

Atipa Technologies becomes the latest organisation to join the Bright Reseller Programme in North America ...

Hardware

Rittal announces its first HPC Direct Chip Cooling solution with ZutaCore ...

Intel scales neuromorphic research system to 100 million neurons ...

COVID-19 to have significant effect on worldwide semiconductor market in 2020, according to IDC ...

Foundry revenue estimated to grow by 30% YoY in 1Q20, while COVID-19 pandemic may hinder future market demand, according to TrendForce ...

MEGWARE to provide IBM Power in its Benchmark Center ...

Rescale partners with Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure to accelerate the race for COVID-19 vaccine with Cloud supercomputers for researchers ...

Applications

Cadence digital full flow optimized to deliver improved quality of results with up to 3x faster throughput ...

Supercomputers unlock reproductive mysteries of viruses and life ...

RIKEN is exploring the molecular dynamics of the new coronavirus ...

Rensselaer offers AiMOS supercomputing capabilities to battle COVID-19 ...

Scientists discover critical protein that lets COVID-19 virus hide from immune system ...

NVIDIA gives COVID-19 researchers free access to Parabricks ...

Pioneers of modern computer graphics recognized with ACM A.M. Turing Award ...

Data Science Institute alumni use machine learning to discover coronavirus treatments ...

Berkeley lab cosmologists are top contenders in machine learning challenge ...

New satellite-based algorithm pinpoints crop water use ...

Northern Data announces revenue and earnings forecast for 2020 ...

The Cloud

Qumulo offers free Cloud software to help medical and health care research organisations fight the COVID-19 outbreak ...