Version aware, virtual file system dramatically speeds data access and reduces storage needs
May 15, 2012 // Julien Happich
EDA company IC Manage has introduced its IC Manage Views storage acceleration software - a version aware, virtual file system that presents complete workspaces views, while only transferring data on demand to a local file cache.
IC Manage Views removes network transfer bottlenecks to accelerate Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tool performance, achieve Zero-Time Sync (ZTS) for workspaces, and reduce storage utilization. The tool is 100% compatible with all storage technologies and works at both local and remote sites. Zero-Time Sync - a one gigabyte, 10,000 file workspace takes approximately one second to populate, allowing tools to run immediately. For faster EDA tool performance, the tool uses local storage for reads, so design engineers get local speeds and avoid delays caused by network latency. Using network storage for writes provides consistent data storage and access. IC Manage Views automatically rotates least recently used files to stay within workspace cache quotas, and handles cache recovery in the event of failures or errors.
According to the company's Global Design Management survey results, the primary engineering challenges with design file management fall into two major areas: speed and storage. The top speed problems are network storage bottlenecks slowing the creation and updates of remote and local workspaces, and EDA tool performance. The storage problem is that the cost of storage capacity needed to keep up with expanding design data is too high. Design teams are constantly wrestling with storage needs. The survey found that on average, network data transfer bottlenecks account for 30% of the EDA tool iteration time. Numerous EDA design tools are impacted by network bottlenecks, including place and route, RTL functional verification, timing analysis, SPICE simulation/analysis, physical verification, and custom layout.All news
Cutting down on personal data leaks
August 22, 2014
Now may be the right time to cut down on smartphone data leaks and reclaim a little bit of privacy, according to Yves-Alexandre ...
Great chances and risks for sensor industry in shale gas exploration
Tools out of the 3D printer conquer car production
Trinamic's stepper motor package gets you started
Webinar: Printed circuit board test and in line automation
Apple, Samsung tablet sales decline
August 21, 2014
Global tablet shipments grew 5 percent year on year to reach 52.4 million units in 2Q14, according to market analysis company ...
MCU market on a rebound, says analyst
Is free-space wireless charging viable? Dialog thinks itís worth a try
Schaeffler to boost electromobility by Formula E commitment
- Building Blocks for the Internet of Things
- New Linear Regulators Solve Old Problems
- Testing GPS with a Simulator
- DSM presents: Select the best plastic for DDR4
InterviewCEO interview: Tronics' Langlois makes moves in MEMS
Pascal Langlois has been CEO at Tronics for nine months. He discusses plans for the company and directions for the complex and diverse MEMS technology sector.
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Altium Ltd is offering EETimes Europe's readers the chance to win one TASKING VX-Toolset for ARM Cortex-M Premium Edition, normally licensed for 2.395 Euros, for ultra-rapid prototyping and code development around ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers.
The VX-toolset for ARM is the first TASKING compiler suite to receive the Software Platform technology, which is seamlessly...Read more
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.