IC Manage unleashes storage acceleration software23 May 2012
Views removes network transfer bottlenecks to accelerate Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tool performance, achieve Zero-Time Sync (ZTS) for workspaces and reduce storage use, described the company. Likewise, IC Manage Views is 100% compatible with all storage technologies and works at both local and remote sites, added the company.
With Zero-Time Sync, a 1GB, 10,000 file workspace takes about 1s to populate, allowing tools to run immediately. Views also boasts faster EDA tool performance. It uses local storage for reads, so design engineers get local speeds and avoid delays caused by network latency. Utilizing network storage for writes provides consistent data storage and access. Likewise, the software has drastically reduced total storage. IC Manage Views automatically rotates least recently used files to stay within workspace cache quotas, and handles cache recovery in the event of failures or errors.
According to 524 respondent Global Design Management survey results released by IC Manage today, the primary engineering challenges with design file management fall into two major areas: speed and storage. The top speed problems are network storage bottlenecks slowing the creation and updates of remote and local workspaces, and EDA tool performance. The storage problem is that the cost of storage capacity needed to keep up with expanding design data is too high—design teams are constantly wrestling with storage needs.
IC Manage Views unloads work from a central NAS filer, thereby removing the network bottleneck and accelerating its clients compute jobs. Designers and verification engineers are presented with a fully populated view of their files. When the engineer initiates a read operation, IC Manage Views will obtain the file from the local cache. If the file is not there, IC Manage Views fetches it from the GDP repository. When a designer saves data, IC Manage Views will write it to local or network storage.
Designers maintain workspace file control and stability, with fine-grained security configurations independent of file system permissions. IC Manage Views has no manual management of network cache storage and number of versions, added the company.
IC Manage Views is available immediately on Linux. It is scheduled to be released on Windows before the end of the year.
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