Chip Design in the Cloud – Annapurna Labs and Altair

Chip Design in the Cloud – Annapurna Labs and Altair
by Kalar Rajendiran on 05-19-2021 at 10:00 am

Compute Farm Growth

The above title refers to a webinar that was hosted by Altair on April 28th. Chip design in the cloud is not a new idea. So, what is the big deal with the above title. Sometimes titles don’t reveal the full story. Annapurna Labs happens to be an Amazon company. It used to be an independent semiconductor company that was acquired by Amazon… Read More


NetApp Simplifies Cloud Bursting EDA workloads

NetApp Simplifies Cloud Bursting EDA workloads
by Daniel Nenni on 05-19-2021 at 6:00 am

NetApp Cloud Bursting

Why burst EDA workloads to the cloud
Time to market challenges are nothing new to those of us who have worked in the semiconductor industry.  Each process node brings new opportunities s along with increasingly complex design challenges. 7nm, 5nm and 3nm process nodes have introduced scale, growth, and data challenges at a level… Read More


Library Characterization: A Siemens Cloud Solution using AWS

Library Characterization: A Siemens Cloud Solution using AWS
by Kalar Rajendiran on 03-29-2021 at 10:00 am

Characterization Runtime Chart

Pressing demands on compute speeds, storage capacity and rapid access to data are not new to the semiconductor industry. A desire for access to on-demand computing resources have always been there. During pre-cloud-computing era, companies provisioned on-demand compute capacity by procuring high performance computing … Read More


Using IP Interfaces to Reduce HPC Latency and Accelerate the Cloud

Using IP Interfaces to Reduce HPC Latency and Accelerate the Cloud
by Scott Durrant Gary Ruggles on 03-11-2021 at 6:00 am

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IDC has forecasted that over the next five years, the Global Datasphere — the amount of data that’s created, transferred over the network and stored each year — will increase by over 3X to 175 zettabytes (Figure 1). Much of this is driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), video applications (including video streaming,… Read More


Perforce Embedded DevOps Summit 2021 and the Path to Secure Collaboration on the Cloud

Perforce Embedded DevOps Summit 2021 and the Path to Secure Collaboration on the Cloud
by Mike Gianfagna on 03-04-2021 at 10:00 am

Perforce Embedded DevOps Summit 2021 and the Path to Secure Collaboration on the Cloud

Perforce recently held their virtual Embedded DevOps Summit. There was a lot of great presentations across many disciplines. Of particular interest to me, and likely to the SemiWiki readership as well, was a presentation by Warren Savage entitled Secure Collaboration on a Cloud-based Chip Design Environment. I’ll provide … Read More


Synopsys Delivers a Brief History of AI chips and Specialty AI IP

Synopsys Delivers a Brief History of AI chips and Specialty AI IP
by Mike Gianfagna on 02-16-2021 at 10:00 am

Cloud AI Accelerator SoC

Let’s face it, AI is everywhere. From the cloud to the edge to your pocket, there is more and more embedded intelligence fueling efficiency and features. It’s sometimes hard to discern where human interaction ends, and machine interaction begins. The technology that underlies all this is quite complex and daunting to understand.… Read More


Close the Year with Cliosoft – eBooks, Videos and a Fun Holiday Contest

Close the Year with Cliosoft – eBooks, Videos and a Fun Holiday Contest
by Mike Gianfagna on 12-16-2020 at 6:00 am

Close the Year with Cliosoft – eBooks Videos and a Fun Holiday Contest

‘Tis the season, a time when a lot of companies summarize the year, send out holiday greetings and generally wind down until after the New Year. That’s not the case at Cliosoft.  Their marketing machine has been in full gear with lots of new, useful and compelling content. I’ll provide a round-up of what’s happening. You can close… Read More


Altair Expands Its Technology Footprint with I/O Profiling from Ellexus

Altair Expands Its Technology Footprint with I/O Profiling from Ellexus
by Mike Gianfagna on 12-09-2020 at 10:00 am

Altair Expands Its Technology Footprint with IO Profiling from Ellexus

Altair is a broad-based technology company with an ambitious vision. As stated on their website: Our comprehensive, open-architecture solutions for data analytics, computer-aided engineering, and high-performance computing (HPC), enable design and optimization for high performance, innovative, and sustainable productsRead More


Arm Neoverse. Central to NVIDIA Strategy?

Arm Neoverse. Central to NVIDIA Strategy?
by Bernard Murphy on 10-06-2020 at 6:00 am

Arm Neoverse

I’ve covered Arm Neoverse updates a few times already, a span of products with application from the cloud through infrastructure to the edge. Logical strategy of course but Arm has been delivering some impressive wins suggesting this is more than just a loose marketing concept. Overlap with NVIDIA in datacenters and supercomputing… Read More


Emulation as a Service Benefits New AI Chip

Emulation as a Service Benefits New AI Chip
by Bernard Murphy on 09-10-2020 at 6:00 am

Emulation as a Service

It’s no secret that innovation in AI chip architectures is on a tear. When you put together the spatial complexity of highly parallelized algorithms with the need to localize memory accesses on-chip to the greatest extent possible, we’re seeing a proliferation of all kinds of domain-specific architectures. Which in the normal… Read More