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Altair Accelerator™ Powers Design for High-Speed Data Delivery and Leads to Cost Savings for Inphi Corporation

Inphi speeds time-to-market using hyper-efficient workflow management and performance optimization from Altair

December 2, 2019 - 
TROY, Mich. – December 3, 2019 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, has enabled Santa Clara, Calif.-based Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leader in high-speed data movement interconnects, to realize significant cost savings and speed up design using Altair Accelerator™.

The advent of modern internet applications such cloud, big data, streaming video, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and more, has made demand for high-performance microelectronics more pressing. As a result, hyper-efficient workflow management and performance optimization tools are essential to compete. Inphi selected Altair Accelerator from among the competition for its superior performance and Altair’s reputation for excellent customer service.

“The performance optimization benefits provided by Altair are significant in the semiconductor space, specifically regarding license utilization and scheduling speed,” said Weikei Sun, associate vice president, engineering at Inphi. “Altair Accelerator’s scheduling speed is ten times that of the competitive solutions we have evaluated. Performant license-based scheduling enables our designers and engineers to explore more designs, faster, so we maintain an agile team and optimize utilization of expensive Electronic Design Automation (EDA) licenses.”

Altair Accelerator is a high-throughput, high-efficiency job scheduler designed to meet the complex demands of the semiconductor industry. The high-performance computing (HPC) requirements of EDA tools make Altair Accelerator an excellent solution to achieve performance while optimizing customers’ EDA license and hardware expenditures. It’s a highly adaptable solution capable of managing compute infrastructures from small, dedicated server farms to complex, distributed HPC and cluster environments.

“Inphi has a history of being first-to-market with new high-speed data movement interconnects technology,” said Mahalingam Srikanth, chief technology officer at Altair. “Altair is proud that our HPC technology remains an integral part of Inphi’s toolset as they lead from ahead in this highly competitive industry with faster time to market.”
Learn more about speeding up semiconductor and EDA workloads with Altair Accelerator at https://www.altair.com/accelerator/.

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