Architecting for Physical Verification Performance and Scaling

John Ferguson and Robert Todd
Mentor Graphics


The primary goal when using physical verification tools is to achieve the best performance at the lowest cost, both in resources and time. Physical verification tools rely on multiple enabling technologies to contribute to runtime and turnaround time reduction. Using differing combinations of architecture and scaling, this paper compares and contrasts three physical verification approaches to determine the combination of factors most likely to produce the desired results in a production environment.

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