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Olivier Coudert on January 31st, 2014

I started 2013 very upbeat about EDA in the cloud. I pictured EDA very slowly moving to a SaaS business, using public clouds as a scalable infrastructure to adjust to the irregular computing resource requirements throughout the lifetime of a complex system design. I knew it would take years, but I felt that the moment […]

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Olivier Coudert on October 27th, 2013

CodeProjectAWS has made virtual machines (EC2) ubiquitous. You can launch and stop them as will, log into them, create new accounts, etc. Then you start digging into remote control for multiple users. How do I set up a ssh connection between my local client and a remote machine? Which key should I use? How do […]

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Olivier Coudert on October 30th, 2012

Last week I was invited in Cambridge, UK, to participate to a panel at the FMCAD conference (Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design). The subject: “Model Checking in the Cloud”.  With another four people, we discussed the questions laid out by the panel moderator: How can model checking leverage the advantages of distributed and multi-core systems […]

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Olivier Coudert on May 29th, 2012

Cloud Slam’12 starts tomorrow, Wednesday May 30th, 2012. I’ll make a presentation there, please join and let’s talk about the future of EDA and chip design. These are the slides. And to make sure we keep our cool about all this:  

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Olivier Coudert on April 18th, 2012

Imera’s is relatively unknown, but it was recently touted as providing secured communication channels between EDA vendors and their customers. Imera has shut down its operations, leaving behind a number of customers (Broadcom, TSMC, Qualcomm, Sandisk, Infineon, Synopsys, Cadence, Mentor, etc). Usually a customer requiring support means that some design data need to be sent […]

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Olivier Coudert on March 30th, 2012

In cloud computing, AWS (Amazon Web Services) has become the de-facto standard everybody else has to measure against. Since 2006 it has proposed an ever-expanding set of services and features, from turnkey web applications, to CDN (Content Delivery Network), to automated scalability, to HPC (High Performance Computing) clusters, to general-purpose hardware provisioning in EC2 (Elastic […]

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Olivier Coudert on November 28th, 2011

Recently I had a few discussions with people looking at leveraging the cloud. They were looking at extending their own compute farm by establishing a VPN to a public cloud and borrowing computing resources as needed. With a compute farm, you have a fixed amount of computing resources. You rely on an engine like LSF […]

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