Eitan Zahavi, Senior Director of Engineering at Mellanox technologies, discussed Mellanox’s simulation acceleration experience using RocketSim at SemIsrael Verification Day seminar, Tel-Aviv, March 2011.
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based, high-performance, InfiniBand interconnect products that facilitate data transmission between servers, communications infrastructure equipment, and storage systems.
Their next generation switch silicon is their biggest silicon device so far, with sizes that challenge any EDA flow. A typical full-chip simulation is taking about 3 days runtime. Using RocketSim, Mellanox engineers accelerated simulation time by x14 and reduced memory consumption by x24.
Simulations that previously ran for 37 days on a 192GB RAM machine, with RocketSim were completed over a single weekend, consuming only 8GB RAM.
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