Chip Development Is Now Possible On Cloud

On 30th March 2022, Synopsys unveiled a new cloud-optimized electronic design automation (EDA) deployment model that provides unrivalled chip and system design freedom through a single-source, pay-as-you-go approach. Synopsys Cloud gives customers access to the company’s cloud-optimized design and verification tools, as well as pre-optimized infrastructure on Microsoft Azure to address higher degrees of chip development interdependencies.

Synopsys is collaborating with Microsoft, its preferred cloud partner, to redefine the landscape with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) chip development solution running on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform. Customers can immediately access and pay for cloud compute resources as well as any Synopsys cloud-enabled design and verification product using the SaaS model.

Here are the features offered by Synopsys Cloud:

  • Extreme Flexibility
  • Improved Time-To-Market
  • Cloud Optimized
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Security

Chip development in the cloud is a viable option for an industry contending with rising computational needs and tighter time-to-market constraints. More chipmakers are shifting workloads to the cloud – innovative design houses, huge systems firms, small startups, etc – to take advantage of the following:

  • Faster time-to-results
  • Improved quality-of-results
  • Lower cost-of-results

“Our new Synopsys Cloud offering promises to be transformative, providing designers the ability to scale up or down in response to their dynamic chip design and verification needs,” said Sassine Ghazi, President and Chief Operating Officer at Synopsys. “As more design flows incorporate AI, requiring even more resources, the virtually unlimited compute and EDA access we’re providing will lay the foundation for new levels of semiconductor innovation while delivering a flexible, secure chip development environment for future demands.”

Rani Borkar, Corporate Vice President, Azure Hardware Systems & Infrastructure at Microsoft added, “Addressing systemic complexity along with interdependent design flows in chip design requires more compute and EDA resources than ever before. Microsoft Azure continues to scale its high-performance computing infrastructure with the availability, affordability and capacity to handle advanced chip design and verification workloads. The Synopsys Cloud software-as-a-service solution has been purpose-built on Microsoft Azure for EDA workloads, delivering a flexible design and verification environment to foster the productivity that design teams need.”

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