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I am sure that you have wondered how much resource you need to run your job or simulation. This is a difficult question and we generally end up reserving the upper limit you may have thought for the job. However, the simulation might not use the amount of resources you have reserved, therefore, not making optimum use of the resources. Also, there might be scenarios in which your job was stopped or suspended because it exceeded the reserved resource limits. If this is a concern, then you are likely to benefit from our new feature "Resource Estimation" in ADE Assembler for the LSCS Job Control Mode.
To help with better resource estimation, access the "Resources" tab on the Job Policy form.
The interesting part is, you don't have to run the simulation twice. After you have submitted the job, the tool will figure out the optimum resource needed to run the simulation and will reserve the required resource.
Instead of requesting a fixed number of CPU or memory, you can now use %CPU_EST and %MEM_EST to let the tool decide what resource you will need to run the simulation and that amount is reserved.
For example, if you were to use the Distribution Mode as Command in Job policy form, you can use the below syntax:
bsub -q “normal” -n %CPU_EST -R "rusage[mem>=%MEM_EST] select[(OSREL==EE60)||(OSREL==EE70)]"
Or in LBS mode you can set the Resource Requirements to mem>=%MEM_EST and keep the checkbox against the Parallel Num. Processors unchecked to estimate the required CPUs.
Depending on your design situation, you could use either of the two resource estimation flows supported in ADE Assembler:
In the case of multiple corner setup, you can select the corner to be used for resource estimation. If no corners are specified, then the Nominal corner is used for estimation.
ADE Assembler uses the maximum memory and CPU values found across all the points. Spectre resource estimation will be re-run if the latest history doesn't have the same setup. The tool compares Test Name, Design Name, Simulator, Run Mode, Simulation Files, Model Files, and Sections in Corners to decide the difference in setup.
You can use the variable below to select whether to look at just the latest history or at all histories.
envSetVal("maestro.distribute" "historyReuseChoice" 'cyclic "Latest")(the valid values are "Latest" and "All")
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