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Nimbic launches cloud computing solution for EDA

5/31/2011 05:35 PM EDT
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nimbic   6/3/2011 9:37:07 PM
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Regarding security - all data transfers to and from the cloud are done with secure transfers using an RSA keypair where the private key is known only to the customer. While in the cloud, the data resides in an encrypted disk, where the key is automatically generated at boot time and known only to that instance. When an instance is either stopped or terminated, the (encrypted) storage is wiped. Regarding pricing - we will have a flexible pricing model for nCloud ranging from hourly (pay-as-you-go and scale-as-you-need SaaS) model to subscriptions (such as annual). Our whitepaper on nCloud details the architecture in greater depth. The paper can be downloaded from our website - http://www.nimbic.com/resources/nCloud.pdf Feel free to email at info@nimbic.com should you have additional questions. If you are attending DAC next week, we could demo as well as answer questions. We are at booth #2617.

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chanj0   6/2/2011 10:56:57 PM
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Security is very important. If someone hijacks the information, the new design will be stolen. It would be nice to know how they guarantee security. What would be the relationship between the host and cloud computer? Does a software need to run on the host computer to connect to the cloud? Processing power of the cloud computer is indeed important. What's the price model?

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Max The Magnificent   6/1/2011 3:52:48 AM
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I'll ask them when I meet them at DAC

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PJames   6/1/2011 3:13:32 AM
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Would be interesting to know a bit about the servers they host this on, such as do they use GPUs for some of the computational horse power.

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Max The Magnificent   5/31/2011 5:45:29 PM
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It seems like the cloud is racing toward us. Thus far I've seen two different models -- one from Altium where they use it to download the latest version of their software to your computer, and the other from Tabula where you run your designs on their tools in the cloud. I'm scheduled to meet with Dr. Raul Camposano, CEO of Nimbic next week at DAC. So I hope to learn a lot more about this and I will report back to you later...

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