EDA (Electronic Design Automation) Migration

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Why should we move EDA workloads to Cloud?

Moving EDA workloads to the cloud not only provides advanced storage and compute capabilities, but also makes the business cost-effective by utilizing the ‘pay as you use’ model. Not only you design your chips faster but with the pre-optimized hardware platforms you get the ultimate flexibility that drives innovation.

EDA AWS Services & Tools

EDA (Electronic Design Automation) on AWS refers to the use of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to run EDA workloads, such as circuit design and simulation, digital signal processing, and printed circuit board design. As integrated circuits progress to higher integration and newer technology nodes, the IC design process becomes substantially more difficult. Design companies are losing time and money as the computing needs for effective EDA tools for design, analysis, and simulation increase significantly. Digitalstates offers POCs and consultancy for hosting various EDA workloads on AWS.

Storage Services

AWS offers a range of storage services, such as S3 (Simple Storage Service). For high-performance storage options, you can choose between Block storage (Local NVMe, SSD, Amazon EBS), File storage (Amazon EFS, FSx for Lustre), Object Storage (Amazon S3, Amazon S3 Glacier)

Compute Services

AWS offers a variety of computing services, such as EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) and Fargate, that can be used to run EDA workloads and perform simulations and other compute-intensive tasks.

Networking Services

AWS provides networking services, such as VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) and Direct Connect, that can be used to securely connect EDA workloads to the network and other resources.

EDA Transition/Migration

To move EDA tools to the Cloud, there should be a complete business case. The first step to building that business case is to identify the EDA workloads that will benefit most from the cloud. Digitalstates conducts an EDA assessment that reviews each deployment to understand its compute memory & storage footprint, costs, and dependencies. EDA workloads require specific hardware configurations. They cannot be hosted on a standard cloud instance without any due diligence. Cost estimation and appropriate sizing are crucial for any successful migration.

Migration Plan

Digitalstates offers a comprehensive approach to seamlessly migrate Electronic Design Automation (EDA) workloads to a cloud environment. We align strategic goals with cloud transformation possibilities, develop financial models and transition strategies, and build robust and secure cloud foundations for EDA and future workloads. With a focus on minimizing disruption, we execute EDA projects at scale while ensuring minimal impact on business units and project owners. Our technical expertise encompasses assessing application dependencies, data migration, network architecture, scalability, and performance optimization..

Migration Methodology

Migrate the EDA workloads seamlessly with Digitalstates expertise and robust migration methodology. We specialize in leveraging leading Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools to ensure a smooth transition to a cloud environment. Our methodology includes a thorough assessment, meticulous data migration, strategic network design, scalability considerations, and performance optimization. We prioritize minimal disruption, enabling a seamless transition for the business units. Additionally, we have extensive experience with popular EDA tools, empowering us to manage and optimize their performance in the cloud effectively.

Migration Approach

Digitalstates migration approach for Electronic Design Automation (EDA) encompasses a comprehensive assessment phase where we conduct in-depth discovery and design workshops to understand the EDA workloads, their interdependencies, and performance requirements. We develop a robust security strategy to safeguard the data and ensure compliance. Automation and operating model strategies are implemented to streamline processes and enhance efficiency. In the migration phase, we build a secure landing zone in the cloud and develop a high-performance computing environment for piloting EDA workflows. We transition projects according to a well-defined plan, ensuring minimal disruption.

EDA Mobilize Program

Digitalstates utilizes the EDA Mobilize program to achieve the following goals:

Build the proper Cloud foundations for growth and scale, Enable the proper Cloud Security posture, Work with customers to find the best EDA cloud approach based on their use case, Work with customers to build a well-architected HPC environment, and Enable automation as the foundation of the solution.

EDA Mobilize Solutions Program

Our EDA Mobilize Solutions offer a comprehensive and tailored approach to seamlessly transition electronic design automation (EDA) workflows to the cloud. We provide a range of services and expertise to optimize the traditional IT stack, enable remote access through secure remote desktop solutions, integrate industry-standard tools such as FlexLM and LSF for license and workload management, configure dedicated compute nodes for optimal performance, offer shared file storage options for efficient collaboration, leverage the EDA environment expertise of Digitalstates, implement cost optimization and avoidance strategies, ensure robust security and compliance measures, and provide disaster recovery options. With our solutions, organizations can enhance scalability, flexibility, and cost efficiency.

EDA Mobilize High-level Scope

Our comprehensive EDA Mobilize Solutions begins with a thorough baseline review, analyzing the current state and identifying areas for improvement. Our team then designs a future state architecture that encompasses scalability, availability, and performance requirements. We establish connectivity between on-premises license servers and the cloud while implementing robust IAM roles and policies for secure access control. Compliance and security are prioritized through the definition and implementation of Minimum-Security Baseline (MSB) requirements. Additionally, we guide utilizing native cloud services for monitoring and alerting, ensuring proactive performance optimization. With our EDA Mobilize Solutions, organizations can achieve an optimized cloud-based EDA environment, empowering their design teams with enhanced collaboration, scalability, and secure remote access.

EDA Main Deliverables Solution

Our EDA Main Deliverables include comprehensive solutions for electronic system design workflows. We start with a detailed Cloud Architecture Design Document that outlines the architectural design and configuration of the EDA environment in the cloud. We configure an enterprise-grade Control Tower Landing Zone to provide a secure and scalable foundation. The implementation of Applicable Guardrails ensures compliance and security standards are met. Monitoring and alerting capabilities are enabled to manage the EDA environment proactively. Additional deliverables include a Baseline/Current State Review, Future State Architecture Design, OnPrem License Server Connectivity, and IAM resource provisioning. By leveraging these deliverables, we ensure a secure, scalable, and optimized EDA environment in the cloud.

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