Virtuoso Accelerated Parallel Simulator was just released and I asked Ilya Yusim, lead architect for the new simulator and Nebabie Kebebew, product marketing manager, to tell us what is new and different about this simulator. Check out this video to get a better understanding of what this product brings to the table.
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Al, generally speaking, in your parallel Monte Carlo example, say you have 100 MC runs running in parallel on a server farm. Each individual run can only take one CPU so you're using 100 CPUs. With multi-threading each run can take up many CPUs so your MC would consume many hundred CPUs instead of 100 and finish faster.
"Virtuoso APS is a technology developed at Cadence in its entirety. It is based on a completely brand new simulation engine enabling simulation on multi-core processing compute platform. It incorporates advanced new proprietary parallel simulation technology combined with existing Cadence SPICE simulation technologies. Customers will experience scalable high performance and capacity with identical accuracy and use model to Virtuoso Spectre Circuit simulator, enabling them to simulate their existing large and complex analog designs with nil ramp up time."
I did not understand how parallelization can speed up more in Monte-Carlo simulation which are parallel by nature and no special coding usually needed..
i dont understand what is the content other than repeating the press release. i hear from several persons that this is made from technology from simucad/silvaco. is this correct? it would be usefull to know this.