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Cadence addresses EM analysis with Clarity 3D Solver on the Cloud

Cadence Design Systems has announced Clarity 3D Solver Cloud, what it describes as a secure and cost-effective approach to gaining access to compute resources in the cloud when executing 3D electromagnetic (EM) simulations.

The Clarity 3D Solver Cloud provides users with the ability to scale 3D finite element method (FEM) simulation capacity from 32 cores to thousands of cores using secure connections to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

This approach will give users the option to simulate using local compute resources or cloud simulation resources without having to add to either on-premises or cloud computing budgets.

Cloud simulations keep design data safe on local computers while sending only encrypted simulation-specific data to the cloud. Clarity 3D Solver Cloud automatically sets up and simulates in a private and secure AWS chamber, accessing the user-defined number of compute cores.

Simulation results are then returned to the local on-premises computer(s) while the data in the secure AWS chamber is immediately deleted. This ensures 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.

Clarity 3D Solver Cloud supports EM simulations on entire complex systems and instead of purchasing additional on-premises compute resources to run more and more EM simulations, Cadence is providing customers with 24-hour-per-day access to the cloud.

Powered by Cadence's CloudBurst Platform, Clarity 3D Solver Cloud allows the number of compute cores to be controlled by the design engineer. When additional compute nodes are needed beyond what is available locally, flexible terms are available for adding capacity to accelerate simulation time during peak usage or to decrease time-to-simulation results when simulating larger, more complex structures.

Commenting Ben Gu, vice president of multiphysics system analysis in the Custom IC & PCB Group at Cadence said, “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.”.

Neil Tyler

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