Electronic Design Automation (EDA) is a segment of the software industry that helps engineers and scientists design innovative electronic and software products faster and more cost-effective. Given the innovative nature of the EDA environment, its performance demands tend to be resource intensive. Since its inception in the 1980s, the EDA community have been early adaptors of grid computing largely due to the performance limitations of a single computer (node) to run complex simulation, emulation, regression tests and software build jobs, all of the workflows that make up a large part of the design process.
How Sigma Designs Realized Affordable, Centralized Performance
The advent of the post-PC era has brought about a considerable upheaval for the semiconductor industry. While PC sales are in permanent decline, the expanding market for smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, and other smart connected devices holds the promise to move massive volumes of silicon.