"Current DSP IPs have many verification challenges; it’s essential that we use every available simulation cycle during the design phase. That means 100% utilization of both compute hardware and simulation software licenses."
– Noam Meser, Director of VLSI Verification and Infrastructure, CEVA
Noam Meser, Director of VLSI Verification and Infrastructure at CEVA says: “We were able to build an advanced suspend-resume mechanism based on the Accelerator’s preemption feature which enables full utilization of simulation licenses and 24/7 regressions without harming the fluent work of daily users that could now run their jobs by suspending and later resuming a low prioritized regression.”
Accelerator’s preemption system is rule-based which allows CEVA to modify policies as needed. Further, license-to-job matching allows a job’s license utilization to be profiled along RAM & CPU usage. Collecting this information over time allows the management team to optimize future spend in these resources.
Accelerator allows CEVA engineers to get the most from the available resources in a manner that suits their design approach. Licenses utilization is constantly at 100%, automating new jobs dispatches according to the flow policy.
Software (tool licenses) and hardware (compute hosts) constraints are managed with confidence and care using close monitoring, historical statistics, and defined workflow policies. Multiple VLSI projects are being completed successfully and on time. CEVA keeps tight control on costs and benefits with a detailed view into resource usage by projects and users.
Altair Accelerator brings over 25 years of experience with leading VLSI companies in Silicon Valley and worldwide to empower the CEVA team to validate and enrich their implementation of the Accelerator technology.