Secure and scalable electromagnetic analysis of complex systems on AWS

04-06-2021 | Cadence | Subs & Systems

Cadence Design Systems has released a straightforward, secure and cost-effective approach to obtaining access to compute resources in the cloud when executing 3D electromagnetic simulations with Cadence Clarity 3D Solver Cloud. The solution offers the ability to scale 3D finite element method simulation capacity from 32 cores to thousands of cores using secure connections to AWS.


This inventive hybrid approach provides users with the option to simulate utilising local compute resources or cloud simulation resources without needing to add to on-premises or cloud computing budgets. Cloud simulations retain design data safe on local computers while transmitting only encrypted simulation-specific data to the cloud. The solution automatically sets up and simulates in a private and secure AWS chamber, accessing the user-defined number of compute cores. Simulation results are delivered to the local on-premises computer(s) while the data in the secure AWS chamber is instantly deleted. This guarantees 3D EM data is safe, protected and only discoverable on the customer’s local device.


“Cadence’s approach to accelerating Clarity 3D Solver simulations on AWS allows customers to leverage high-performance cloud resources and achieve faster turnaround time,” said David Pellerin, head of Worldwide Industry Business Development, Semiconductors, AWS. “We are delighted to be working with Cadence on Clarity Cloud and on future innovations that support our shared customers in their transition to cloud.”


As 'More than Moore' drives electronic systems that are higher in frequency and speed, the demand for 3D EM simulation also increases. Due to growing design complexity, complicated by faster and faster data transfer speeds and frequency specs, including DDR5, 112G and 5G NR, the solution closes the simulation versus time/compute-resources gap.


“We continue to innovate with our system-level analysis solutions to provide unprecedented speed and accuracy,” said Ben Gu, vice president of multiphysics system analysis in the Custom IC and PCB Group at Cadence. “Clarity 3D Solver Cloud delivers a flexible, scalable solution for our customers so they can solve large, complex and leading-edge EM designs on demand, without waiting for compute resources to become available. The hybrid cloud approach keeps design data secure on-premises, provides a straightforward and familiar user experience for our Clarity 3D Solver customers, and most importantly, accelerates EM results using state-of-the-art AWS compute resources to generate 3D FEM electromagnetic analysis results.”

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