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Nimbic launches nCloud for EDA

Posted: 02 Jun 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:cloud computing? EDA? complex system design?

Nimbic (formerly Physware) has announced the open beta launch of nCloud. Nimbic claims that the nCloud is the world's first scalable and secure cloud computing platform for electronic design automation (EDA).

nWave, a 3D full-wave EM solver for signal and power integrity (formerly PhysWAVE), and nApex, a 3D accelerated parasitic extractor (formerly PhysAPEX), are also available on nCloud.

"With our pay-for-use, peak-usage cloud computing model, customers can now expect to see results hundreds of times faster than what they have been used to, without having to over-spend on upfront volume licenses that typically sit idle for extended periods during the year," said Dr. Raul Camposano, CEO of Nimbic.

He added, "nCloud has all the ingredients to ignite a new phase in electronic design, where solutions to even the most complex system design can be delivered cost-effectively in near real time."

nCloud offers multiple advantages namely: on-demand provisioning of computing resources in minutes, with virtually unlimited scalability; highly secure compute platform; resources to exploit parallelism at the tool and at the design-methodology level; easy-to-use design environment with pre-installed and ready-to-run design tools; reduced need for on-premises hardware IT infrastructure; reduced need for upfront purchase of EDA licenses; cost-effective pay-for-use and pay-as-you-go software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.

For many customers, security in the cloud remains a real concern. To address this issue, Nimbic built its architecture with security across multiple layers, including security of data in transit, security of data at rest and security through the use of isolation techniques.

"We understand that security is paramount in importance for our customers," said Dr. Don MacMillen, vice president of engineering at Nimbic. "nCloud has been engineered to be as secure as or more secure than companies' own data centers," he added.

- Clive Maxfield
??EE Times

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