Understanding the cost/benefit relationship of cloud computing helps companies determine the optimal configuration that provides the greatest returns. In this paper, see the results of a series of experiments on a full-chip SoC design that demonstrate the potential benefits of running reliability verification flows in the cloud.
As with many new endeavors, it takes some initial planning and setup before a company can run reliability verification flows in the cloud. The process will vary depending on EDA tools involved and the cloud service provider used, as will the benefits gained. The choice of a cloud provider and cloud service model depends on the needs and budget of your company. It is important to clearly understand the requirements, limitations, and costs of cloud computing to make intelligent cost/benefit decisions when adopting this technology option.