Semiconductor companies are constantly innovating and designing chips that are increasing in complexity and diversity.
There is an unprecedented surge in the volume and variety of compute and storage platforms for design simulations. The existing on-prem high-performance computing (HPC) server farms are unable to meet these needs and require significant investments to upgrade and manage, resulting in considerable delays in innovation. A pragmatic alternative is to leverage cloud platforms that provide instantaneous access to high-end infrastructure and requisite tools on demand.
TCS NeurEDA is a secure, intelligent, and autonomous toolkit that is purpose-built to simplify scheduling, management, and orchestration of complex hybrid cloud electronic design automation (EDA) jobs. It acts as a holistic control system for a distributed hybrid server farm with a focused objective of optimizing total cost of ownership (TCO).
Continuously adding HPC servers to cater to the increased needs of EDA workloads is not a feasible approach.
Augmenting on-prem infrastructure resources with public cloud to accelerate design cycles is an efficient strategy in optimizing innovation budgets for semiconductor design teams. However, harnessing the abundance of infrastructure in this hybrid environment and managing resources with the cloud provider’s native tools in a secure and optimal way is arduous and needs a sophisticated solution.
NeurEDA provides a comprehensive toolkit that automates each step in EDA job management. This includes everything from migrating the necessary heavy design artifacts in a cost-effective manner to performing design-aware dimensioning of the infrastructure to optimize the overall cost. NeurEDA applies the standard IT-approved security practices automatically to every step so that both burst and pure-play cloud designs are secure. It orchestrates all aspects of EDA design management on a hybrid server farm, from setting up the required resources and licenses to performing design-aware job scheduling, offers an operational dashboard, and seamlessly stiches on-prem and public cloud platforms to a common fabric. The toolkit offers a suite of software services, enabling design teams to provide highly reliable, secure, and on-demand EDA engineering environments.
TCS NeurEDA accelerates semiconductor design innovation by leveraging the power of cloud and AI.
TCS NeurEDA includes: