Login with a Cadence account.
Not a member yet?
Create a permanent login account to make interactions with Cadence more conveniennt.

Register | Membership benefits
Get email delivery of the Cadence blog (individual posts).
 

Email

* Required Fields

Recipients email * (separate multiple addresses with commas)

Your name *

Your email *

Message *

Contact Us

* Required Fields
First Name *

Last Name *

Email *

Company / Institution *

Comments: *

Assura On Steroids

Comments(1)Filed under: Silicon Signoff and Verification, Assura, ERC

In a recent post, I hinted at a significant performance improvement in Assura

Our R&D team focused on performance improvements in the 3.2 release, which was shipped last August.  Based on our suite of performance benchmarks, we achieved an overall 10x performance boost.  This comes from two fundamental improvements: an overall 3.5x boost in single processor performance, and an overall 2.8x performance boost from using four CPUs in a multiprocessor configuration. 

Your mileage may vary, of course.  Our test suite includes a variety of designs and processes - LVS testcases as well as DRC.  We typically noticed the most significant performance improvement on large designs that previously ran for many hours. 

This is a maintenance upgrade from the previous release, so there's no risk if you want to download the latest version just to kick the tires.  It will probably save you some time. 

Comments(1)

By Axel Rose on May 3, 2009
Please tell me what happened to PVS/
Axel

Leave a Comment


Name
E-mail (will not be published)
Comment
 I have read and agree to the Terms of use and Community Guidelines.
Community Guidelines
The Cadence Design Communities support Cadence users and technologists interacting to exchange ideas, news, technical information, and best practices to solve problems and get the most from Cadence technology. The community is open to everyone, and to provide the most value, we require participants to follow our Community Guidelines that facilitate a quality exchange of ideas and information. By accessing, contributing, using or downloading any materials from the site, you agree to be bound by the full Community Guidelines.