PARIS Mentor Graphics Corp. and Platform Computing (Ontario, Canada) said they have deployed Platform LSF high performance computing solution to optimize Veloce emulation systems as shared resources.
Mentor Graphics and Platform Computing said their objective is to enable their mutual customers in systems design and fabrication to maximize their resources and increase emulation return on investment.
Platform LSF enables users of Mentor's Veloce emulators to access multiple systems and partitions within individual systems without recompiling their designs, partners claimed.
Platform LSF is a workload management solution for high performance computing (HPC) environments. It schedules batch and interactive workload for compute- and data-intensive applications in cluster and grid environments. It has been architected for large scale, complex and mission critical high performance computing environments.
Mentor and Platform computing said they have added features to their respective solutions to ease the optimized chip design and testing environment. While the Veloce emulators offer "improved flexibility for multi-user access to available partitions without the need for compilation to a specific partition", Platform Computing said it has added a knowledge base of the Veloce emulators to be able to queue up and allocate resources for verification jobs of different sizes across multiple projects.
"We worked closely with Platform Computing to leverage their expertise and create an environment that approaches 'cloud emulation,' " stated Eric Selosse, vice president and general manager, Mentor Emulation Division. "Our customers find that with the infrastructure we now provide, the ROI for their emulation investment is maximized, and they can better address the challenges in verifying their complex SoC designs."
Recently, Platform Computing and OneSpin Solutions GmbH (Munich, Germany) presented a customizable integration between Platform Computing's LSF infrastructure and OneSpin's 360 MV formal assertion-based verification (ABV) tool.
Such integration, OneSpin claimed, aims to allow 360 MV users to transparently distribute assertion proofs onto multiple heterogeneous computers, reducing turnaround times in complex chip verification.