- Fast access to a ready-to-use cloud environment with pre-installed tools and job scheduler
- Makes hybrid-cloud easy by giving users the ability to selectively burst to meet peak demand without impacting existing flows and methodologies
- Optimized for EDA workloads with high-performance data upload/download technology
Built for Hybrid Environments
The majority of companies developing ICs have significant investments in computing capacity in the form of on-premises datacenters. For efficiency reasons, companies try to maximize the utilization rates of their compute servers, which typically means substantial wait times for many jobs. These companies would prefer to use the cloud in a hybrid fashion to augment their existing on-premises infrastructure, not replace it. They need a solution that complements their existing flows and methodologies, not one that requires them to create new ones. They need a solution that scales to almost any number of CPUs on-demand and goes idle when not in use.
It is to address hybrid-cloud environments that the Cadence® CloudBurst™ Platform has been developed. With the CloudBurst platform, servicing peak demand in the cloud is fast and easy. Using nothing more than a standard web browser, customers can connect to their own private and secure cloud environment, quickly upload design files, use the pre-installed design tools, launch and monitor jobs, analyze results, and download output. All of the necessary software that transfers data, provides security, and invokes the design tools is accessed through the CloudBurst platform with nothing installed on the customer’s side. Initial provisioning is typically complete a few days after receipt of order, and after that, customers can scale up and scale down their design workloads with immediate effect—no delays, no obstacles.
Not only is the CloudBurst platform fast and easy, it’s production proven as well. For example, the CloudBurst platform was used with Tempus™ Timing Signoff Solution’s distributed static timing analysis (DSTA) capability to sign off a massive, 7nm networking chip. The design database of this chip was hundreds of gigabytes, which without the CloudBurst platform’s express transfer technology would have made a hybrid cloud model impractical. Files were uploaded to the cloud environment in just a few hours. Then, by leveraging the massive compute scale of the cloud, thousands of virtual CPUs were brought to bear to process multiple timing analysis runs in parallel—delivering 10X the productivity versus performing STA on premises.
Built on top of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, and available with a wide range of Cadence tools, the CloudBurst platform helps customers tackle their biggest design, 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.