- Provides managed, rapid access to cloud resources for a tool, flow, or full design environment
- Secure and dynamic ability to adjust capacity as needs change
- Dedicated support team with foundry expertise reduces risk
As semiconductor design becomes increasingly intricate, the compute needs of design teams become harder and harder to manage. The constraints produced by traditional datacenters—resource contention, capacity restrictions, inconsistent turnaround times, and unpredictable performance—can hinder engineering productivity, project deadlines, and ultimately time to market. Cloud computing tackles these constraints but requires additional expertise to manage new public cloud environments. The Cadence® Cloud-Hosted Design Solution, a Cadence-managed offering of the Cadence Cloud, is ideally suited to enable customers to tap into the power of the public cloud without any of the overhead or heavy lifting.
The Cloud-Hosted Design Solution is an EDA-optimized service that provides a fully-integrated and proven cloud environment to jump-start semiconductor design, verification, and implementation on the public cloud. The Cloud-Hosted Design Solution provides all the benefits of cloud, without the burden of creating or maintaining a public cloud environment. These benefits include licensed software and support, EDA-optimized public cloud infrastructure, Cloud-specialized services and support, CAD and IT support, and PDK and foundry expertise.
The Cloud-Hosted Design Solution utilizes Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) from Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure, in addition to third-party security services, to deliver a secure design environment and a high-performance computing cluster optimized for EDA workloads that dynamically scale up and down, depending on the workload. This dynamic cluster scaling significantly improves customer productivity and shortens turnaround times for compute-intensive tasks.
IaaS providers, such as AWS or Microsoft Azure, provide the building blocks of compute power, storage, and networking, which are essential to building a compute environment, but also require substantial knowledge of cloud services to create a secure environment, provision resources, and optimize for EDA workloads. The Cloud-Hosted Design Solution builds on expertise developed over 20 years of hosting and cloud provisioning, enabling customers to take advantage of public clouds to run EDA workloads, allowing them to differentiate their chip or board design.
The Cloud-Hosted Design Solution can be leveraged at the tool, flow, or complete environment level, depending on unique customer needs. Start-ups and small companies can benefit from a managed cloud environment because it reduces the need for capital infrastructure investments and certain computer-aided design (CAD) and IT expenses, empowering these companies to offload their entire design environment and instead focus entirely on IC and system design innovation. Medium to large companies can also benefit from Cadence-managed environments by moving an entire design project, a functional domain, or peak compute workloads to the cloud, reducing stress on their own datacenters.
Additionally, the Cloud-Hosted Design Solution can be combined with any other Cadence Cloud offering. Customers can choose to use the Cloud-Hosted Design Solution for a specific team, project, or work type, while also simultaneously subscribing to the Cadence Cloud Passport model to run cloud-ready tools in their own public cloud environment for other engineering groups. The Cloud-Hosted Design Solution can also be combined with the Palladium® Cloud to create a fully-managed verification cloud or complete design environment that includes hardware emulation.
Cadence has passed our rigorous cloud security audits and is authorized to engage with mutual customers on the Cadence Cloud using TSMC process models and rule decks.
Suk Lee, Senior Director Design Infrastructure Marketing Division, TSMC
By initially launching the Cadence Cloud portfolio on AWS, Cadence demonstrated early leadership in the industry. We’re excited to continue working with Cadence to help systems and semiconductor companies realize the benefits of the cloud and greatly accelerate their digital transformation.
Terry Wise, global vice president of Channels and Alliances, Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Our mutual customers are benefiting from the flexible Cadence Cloud portfolio of cloud-optimized services and tools coupled with Azure’s focus on silicon design workloads, scalability, and economies of scale to manage exploding demand, reduce costs, and decrease time to market.
Kushagra Vaid, GM and distinguished engineer, Azure Hardware Infrastructure, Microsoft Corp
We’ve chosen to collaborate with Cadence because we see a great opportunity in front of us to move systems and semiconductor companies to the cloud via Google Cloud Platform.
Adam Massey, Director, Strategic Technology Partners, Google Cloud
Arm is seeing strong demand in the industry for cloud services that alleviate peak resource needs. One way Arm is addressing this demand is by working with Cadence to provide our mutual customers with a cloud-based library characterization...
Ron Moore, vice president of business planning, Physical Design Group, Arm
The Cadence approach to the cloud addresses historical industry issues, opening the door for customers to adopt the cloud and enter the next generation of chip design development.
Richard Wawrzyniak, principal analyst for ASIC & SoC at Semico Research Corp.
Our Cadence and AWS deployment is allowing us to deliver our platform-on-chip and subsystems for networking, storage and security applications faster so that we maintain not only our own competitive advantage but also that of AWS.
Nafea Bshara, vice president, distinguished engineer, and co-founder Annapurna Labs
We started using Cadence HDS on-premise with great success a few years ago because we needed full infrastructure and CAD and IT staff support. Now as our company has grown, we have decided to make the move to the Cadence Cloud-Hosted Design Solution deployed on Microsoft Azure in order to improve scalability.
Ronnie Huang, CTO and co-founder, CNEX Labs, Inc
Through use of the Cadence Cloud-Hosted Design Solution deployed on AWS, we have successfully modernized our IT infrastructure for silicon design. The cloud-based approach enhanced collaboration of our world-class team, and Cadence’s support has allowed a seamless move to this new service delivery model.
Simon Morling, vice president product development, DNA Electronics Ltd.