White Paper: Synopsis EDA Solutions Featuring Lustre

This white paper focuses specifically on Synopsys EDA software tools, process flows, and compute resources used for the “Mask Data Preparation (or MDP)” process flow area of semiconductor manufacturing. (Synopsys product; CATS®). Often referred to as the critical link from design to manufacturing CATS is a software package which converts semiconductor design data into a useful format for making the circuit templates (also referred to as “photomasks”) for semiconductor manufacturing:
“Parallel file systems allow for the “striping” or spreading of files across multiple file servers. Note that this is in contrast to “clustered” file servers, where each server serves its own file system; parallel file systems serve the same files from multiple file servers, distributing the load. Lustre has an advantage over some other parallel file systems in that it is a native infiniband application. No context switches are needed for the CATS application to talk to Lustre storage via infiniband. This means that Lustre takes full advantage of the low latency and low CPU overhead of infiniband.” White Paper download

About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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