As Cadence IT experts engage with customers who are building and maintaining CAD infrastructures, they see three primary problem areas: storage, networking, and Linux. This post provides some "best practices" suggestions that may help design teams avoid difficulties in these areas.
Peter Vincent, senior IT architect for customer enablement at Cadence, noted that customers often complain of "slowness" in their CAD tools. They've engaged with Cadence support and confirmed the tools are installed and configured properly, yet they still aren't achieving the level of productivity that the tools should allow. Upon investigation, problems with storage, networking, and/or Linux are often the root causes. These issues cut across geographies.
Some tips from Peter for making the best use of storage, networking, and Linux follow.
A final piece of advice from Peter: "Make sure your IT, CAD and engineering groups meet and talk regularly about the needs of the business and how these can be met with the budget and resources available. Poor communication leads to poor planning, which leads to poor results."
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