Best known methods for running Calibre IC design verification in the cloud
Siemens EDA collaborated with AWS and Annapurna Labs to evaluate results from a series of Calibre flow benchmarks run inside Annapurna’s production virtual private cloud (VPC), which is hosted on AWS. Running Calibre applications in the cloud can provide a twofold advantage: design teams don’t have to wait for local compute resources to become available, and design companies have the option to increase available compute resources during peak or critical demand periods, or when they want to take advantage of Calibre scalability to boost the number of design turns per day. Running multiple Calibre applications in a variety of scenarios and conditions enabled us to define a set of best-known methods (BKMs) for running Calibre in the cloud. These BKMs include general recommendations for EDA in the cloud, as well as specific recommendations for optimizing Calibre IC design verification in a cloud environment.