Defending the Cloud: PCIe and CXL Data Security for High-Performance Computing

Defending the Cloud: PCIe and CXL Data Security for High-Performance Computing
by Daniel Nenni on 10-19-2021 at 9:00 am

Cloud computing is going through a significant overhaul and continues to grow globally with increasing presence of hyperscale cloud providers for big data, high-performance computing (HPC), and analytics. In-house data centers are increasingly going off-premise, resulting in the co-location of data centers that manage… Read More


Avery Levels Up, Starting with CXL

Avery Levels Up, Starting with CXL
by Bernard Murphy on 05-25-2021 at 6:00 am

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Let me acknowledge up front that Avery isn’t the most visible EDA company around. If you know of them, you probably know their X-propagation simulator. Widely respected and used, satisfying a specialized need. They have also been quietly building over the years a stable of VIPs and happy customers, with a special focus on VIPs for… 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


PLDA is at the Leading Edge with Advances in Both PCIe 5.0 and CXL

PLDA is at the Leading Edge with Advances in Both PCIe 5.0 and CXL
by Mike Gianfagna on 01-05-2021 at 6:00 am

PLDA is at the Leading Edge with Advances in Both PCIe 5.0 and CXL

There are significant advances in communication protocols happening all around us. The Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen 5 standard is delivering the needed device-to-device performance to support artificial intelligence and machine learning applications as well as cloud-based workloads. The rapidly… Read More


PLDA Brings Flexible Support for Compute Express Link (CXL) to SoC and FPGA Designers

PLDA Brings Flexible Support for Compute Express Link (CXL) to SoC and FPGA Designers
by Mike Gianfagna on 11-30-2020 at 10:00 am

PLDA Brings Flexible Support for Compute Express Link CXL to SoC and FPGA Designers

A few months ago, I posted a piece about PLDA expanding its support for two emerging protocol standards: CXL™ and Gen-Z™.  The Compute Express Link (CXL) specification defines a set of three protocols that run on top of the PCIe PHY layer. The current revision of the CXL (2.0) specification runs with the PCIe 5.0 PHY layer at a maximum… Read More


Verifying PCIe 5.0 with PLDA, Avery and Aldec

Verifying PCIe 5.0 with PLDA, Avery and Aldec
by Bernard Murphy on 11-03-2020 at 6:00 am

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Mike Gianfagna, a fellow SemiWiki blogger and a one-time colleague at Atrenta shared a useful piece of marketing advice. If your company is not the biggest fish in the pond and you want to appear more significant, team up with other companies to put on an event, say a webinar. Pick your partners so that you can jointly offer a larger,… Read More


Verification IP Coverage

Verification IP Coverage
by Daniel Nenni on 10-12-2020 at 6:00 am

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I am pleased to introduce Truechip to the SemiWiki community. Truechip is a leader in the IP Verification – Design and Verification solutions market, one of the fastest growing market segments we track. Truechip has been serving customers for more than 10​ years specialization in VIP integration, customization and SOC Verification.… Read More


PLDA – Delivering Quality IP with a Solid Verification Process and an Extensive Ecosystem

PLDA – Delivering Quality IP with a Solid Verification Process and an Extensive Ecosystem
by Mike Gianfagna on 07-21-2020 at 10:00 am

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For those who design advanced and complex SoCs, the term “off-the-shelf IP” can be elusive. While this approach works for a wide range of IP titles, the pressure for maximum performance or minimum power can lead to custom-tailoring requirements for the IP.

PLDA has seen these requirements for the class of complex, high-performance… Read More


Synopsys is First IP Provider with a Complete CXL Implementation Available

Synopsys is First IP Provider with a Complete CXL Implementation Available
by Randy Smith on 09-11-2019 at 12:00 pm

Synopsys just announced the availability of their IP solution supporting CXL (Compute Express Link). This new protocol is going to be an important component for several applications expected to be shipping starting in 2021. CXL is an alternate protocol that runs on the same physical layer as PCI Express (PCIe). Among other usages,… Read More