Delivering an intelligent approach to semiconductor design
The growth trajectory of semiconductors is continually increasing, resulting in accelerated silicon design cycles and compressed timelines. Technology nodes are also becoming increasingly complex — thinner, smarter, and faster — requiring significantly higher compute and storage demands. Figure 1 below depicts the typical challenges in handling silicon design workloads.
Figure 1: Silicon engineering challenges
With the need for nearly four times the steady-state capacity during the tape-out stage, many companies are seeking to optimize their existing infrastructure and achieve the required elasticity by migrating silicon design workloads to the cloud. However, cloud infrastructure costs can escalate quickly if not managed properly.
To address this challenge, Wipro has engineered a solution, Wipro Nuage, a smart orchestrator powered by AI/ML that accelerates silicon design through the prediction and optimization of resources using Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) cloud-native capabilities (see Figure 2).
Figure 2: Wipro Nuage building blocks using AWS cloud-native services
Built in close collaboration with AWS, Nuage automates the process of identifying the right resource requirements and ensures that only as much is reserved during the process of electronic design automation (EDA). It uses AWS SageMaker to build, train, and deploy ML models that help in identifying the right data size. When a design engineer submits a job, a Wipro Nuage agent invokes an AWS Lambda Service responsible for orchestrating the process of identifying the right size for the workload. If an instance is not available in the pool, Nuage will use the AWS Cloud Formation template to create the rightsized instance for the job.
Wipro Nuage’s Benefits
Wipro Nuage shortens tape-out cycles, increases productivity, and enhances customer experiences. It also significantly optimizes high-performance computing (HPC) costs for EDA workloads, shifting spending from capex to opex and improving asset utilization. Wipro Nuage can be integrated with an enterprise’s existing IT system, and its modular, customizable capabilities allow it to handle future business demands (see Figure 3).
Figure 3: Wipro Nuage’s offerings
With Wipro Nuage, semiconductor companies can move away from fractured processes, experiences, and data sets to gain the following benefits:
The Winning Wipro AWS Partnership
As a Premier Consulting Partner of AWS for a decade, we have over 7 competencies, more than 5,000 AWS certifications, over 250 customers, and 50-plus solutions engineered on AWS. Wipro has extensive experience across the cloud lifecycle, including strategizing, migration innovation, and operations, and can ensure our clients make the most of AWS’s industry-leading technology platforms and services.
Our “business first” strategy and industrialization solution approach enable cloud transformations through innovative solutions at the intersection of AWS and cloud-native, AI-enabled, data-aware, secure applications. We are an innovation-led partner of AWS, and Wipro’s AWS Launch Pad, a multidisciplinary co-innovation center, coupled with deep industry domain expertise and our proven execution approach, helps customers gain true value of the “as a service” economy.
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Silicon design companies require huge compute and storage needs to run their electronic design automation (EDA) workloads. These demands are dynamic in nature, and companies may need to invest in as much as 4x the steady state infrastructure in order to properly handle peak design workloads.