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BW: Synopsys' VCS Verilog Simulator Enables AMD to Achieve Major Milestone in Simulation Speed

Sep 18, 2000, 22:57 (0 Talkback[s])

"Synopsys, Inc. today announced that its Verilog Compiled Simulation (VCS) tool has enabled AMD to achieve a major milestone in regression throughput. AMD significantly shortened its verification time by achieving more than four billion simulation cycles per day. This performance was attained by running Synopsys' VCS Verilog simulator on a Linux-based server farm using the new AMD Athlon processors."

"In addition, Synopsys and AMD have signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar volume purchase agreement to provide the VCS simulator to all of AMD's design communities. Based on the latest EDA Consortium reports, Synopsys believes that VCS is the No.1 Verilog simulator in terms of overall market share over the last four quarters."

"Two key factors to AMD's decision were maximizing performance and minimizing risk, both essential for design verification. Combining VCS, the industry's fastest Verilog simulator, with the high-performance AMD Athlon microprocessor on a Linux server farm achieved the performance goals without the risk and expense of proprietary simulation acceleration hardware."

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