SANTA CRUZ, Calif. Aiming to automate the process of managing simulation runs over multiple CPUs, the ISS Group, a design services company in Stockholm, Sweden, has introduced a product called Rose. It works with Verisity's Specman offering and supports a random-based testing methodology.
Rose automatically distributes test cases over the CPUs in a network. It collects and analyzes the functional and code coverage during a regression run, and runs until a specified coverage target is reached. "We call it target-based verification," said Jim Nordin, staff member at the ISS Group.
Nordin said there is no limit to the number of CPUs that Rose can handle, and that there's no overhead, given that Rose only monitors the simulation. He said the ISS Group developed Rose based on consulting experiences from several customer projects, as well as discussions with Verisity.
The ISS Group focuses on tool distribution, consulting, product development and support. Rose is available now on Solaris and Linux platforms for an annual price of $7,250.