Dramatically speed data access, Reduce storage needs
IC Manage Views storage acceleration software is a version aware, virtual file system that presents complete workspaces views, while only transferring data on demand to a local file cache.
IC Manage Views removes network transfer bottlenecks to accelerate Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tool performance, achieve Zero-Time Sync™ (ZTS) for workspaces, and reduce storage utilization. IC Manage Views is 100% compatible with all storage technologies and works at both local and remote sites.
With IC Manage Views, design and verification teams can:
Achieve Zero-Time Sync. A one gigabyte, 10,000 file workspace takes approximately one second to populate, allowing tools to run immediately.
Accelerate EDA tool performance. It utilizes 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. A recent Global Design Management survey found that network data transfer bottlenecks account for ~30% of EDA tool iteration time for applications such as place and route, RTL functional verification, timing analysis, SPICE simulation/analysis, physical verification, and custom layout.
Drastically reduce total storage. The cost of storage capacity needed to keep up with expanding design data is extremely high. IC Manage Views dramatically reduces storage requirements by automatically rotates least recently used files to stay within workspace cache quotas, and handles cache recovery in the event of failures or errors.
Removes Network Storage Bottleneck
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. The time and storage savings are dramatic.
Eliminates Drawbacks Associated with Symlinks
IC Manage Views has none of the limitations associated with symbolic links as found in the Global Design Management survey. With IC Manage Views, designers maintain workspace file control and stability, along with fine-grained security configurations independent of file system permissions. IC Manage Views has no high performance storage infrastructure requirement and no manual management of network cache storage and number of versions.
Provides Flexibility and Scalability
IC Manage Views gives design groups the flexibility to build workspaces anywhere and at any location, all at local speed, and avoid problems with disk space allocation. IC Manage Views is scalable, so the savings increase with the number of users and the size of the databases.
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