- Quick ramp-up with ready-to-use cloud environment with pre-installed tools and licenses
- Cost-efficient scaling of compute and infrastructure capacity to match workload changes
- EDA-optimized environment enables front-to-back design flow and tool-specific peak demands
- ISO security-certified cloud that meets advanced foundry requirements
- Dedicated support with cloud, IT, EDA, and foundry expertise to reduce risk
As semiconductor and system design becomes increasingly intricate, the compute needs of design teams grow exponentially. The limitations of traditional datacenters—capacity restrictions, inconsistent turnaround times, and upfront CapEx investment—hinder engineering productivity, project deadlines, cost-efficiency, and ultimately time to market. Cloud removes these limitations but requires unique IT and EDA expertise to manage an efficient public cloud environment.
Delivering Scalability, Collaboration, and Security
The Cadence® CloudBurst Platform, a Cadence-managed cloud offering, is designed to tap into the power of cloud without the burden of IT heavy-lifting. With the CloudBurst platform, servicing steady-state and peak compute demand is fast and easy. Using nothing more than a standard web browser, customers can connect to their own private and secure cloud environment, use the pre-installed design tools, launch and monitor jobs, analyze results, collaborate with global design teams and supply chain partners, and tape out their designs. All the software needed to provide ISO-level security, invoke the design tools, schedule jobs, and transfer data comes built-in—nothing to install on the customer’s side. Customers can scale up and scale down their design workloads instantly—no delays, no obstacles, simply faster time to market!
Not only is the CloudBurst platform fast and easy, it builds on Cadence’s expertise developed over 20 years of hosting and cloud provisioning. The Cadence-managed CloudBurst platform removes the need for capital infrastructure investments and IT expenses, empowering companies to focus entirely on IC and system design innovation.
That’s why more than 100 companies have leveraged the CloudBurst platform and are delivering cutting-edge innovations across the world. For example, the CloudBurst platform has been used by II-VI, BeammWave, and Novelda for complete front-to-back design; by M31 for 5X faster results using 10,000 cores for advanced-node library characterization; and by a networking company to sign off a massive 500M instance chip.
Built on top of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure and available with a front-to-back portfolio of Cadence tools, the CloudBurst platform is helping customers tackle their full-flow design as well as their biggest verification, implementation, and signoff challenges!
We successfully ran more than 500 million instances flat using the fully distributed Cadence Tempus Timing Signoff Solution on the CloudBurst platform via AWS to complete the tapeout of our latest TSMC 7nm networking chip. This would have been impossible to achieve in the required timeframe if we hadn’t deployed...
Dan Lenoski, chief development officer and co-founder, Barefoot Networks
This new offering [CloudBurst] from Cadence has met TSMC’s goal of the OIP VDE simplifying cloud adoption and demonstrated its ability to provide innovative service to our mutual customers with secure access to a simple-to-create, cloud-based environment that allows cloud bursting for peak needs…
Suk Lee, senior director of Design Infrastructure Management Division, TSMC
By utilizing the Cadence CloudBurst platform, customers can easily leverage the scale of Microsoft Azure in order to meet their peak capacity requirements thereby speeding up the time-to-market for their complex designs.
Rani Borkar, corporate vice president, Microsoft Azure
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
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
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.
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
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.