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Metrics Announces Pay-by-Minute Cloud Simulator & Verification Manager

DA industry’s 1st True Cloud Software Solution with Instantly-Adjustable Usage & Unlimited Capacity during Peak Demand

Ottawa, Ontario, February 1, 2018 – Metrics, Inc. today announced its flagship product, the Metrics Cloud Simulator & Verification Manager — the electronic design automation industry’s first true cloud software solution. Metrics provides a disruptive, instantly adjustable, pay-byminute SaaS pricing. Additionally, customers get the full technology advantages of the cloud, including on-demand deployment, unlimited capacity during peak demand, and lower total cost of ownership.

Verification Teams Face Schedule & Productivity Hits during Peak Demand

System and semiconductor companies today are limited by software license and hardware restrictions during periods of peak usage. Verification engineers can end up waiting overnight or even days for their simulation regression jobs to be scheduled and run on their compute farms — wasting engineering resources and delaying project completion dates.

Companies must balance periods of peak verification demand within their allocated budget for hardware costs and software licenses. Additionally, managers can lack visibility into progress toward verification milestones for various projects.

Metrics: Pay Only for What You Need, with Instantly-Adjustable Capacity

Because the Metrics Cloud Simulator & Verification Manager is a true cloud solution, it has the rapid elasticity to instantly scale commensurate with variable demand. The simulation runs can be immediately changed/adjusted up or down, at any point in time, without having to purchase additional hardware or manage disk space.

“The rapidly increasing demand for functional simulation, along with the productivity and timeto-market delays that can occur during peak demand, is driving companies to adopt cloudbased verification systems,” said Doug Letcher, President and CEO of Metrics. “Metrics has spent almost three calendar-years and over 30 person-years developing a full-featured RTL simulator and verification manager that captures the full potential of the cloud, while allowing instantly adjustable pay-by-the-minute pricing.”

Metrics Maximizes Cloud Benefits in Secure Environment

Metric Cloud Simulator & Verification Manager allows companies to take full advantage of cloud technology to accelerate their verification projects.

1. Complete cloud-based simulator

Metrics offer a complete, SystemVerilog IEEE 1800-2012 compliant simulator. The RTL simulator includes constraint solving, SVA support, waveform debug, and UVM support.

Because it is a true cloud simulator, every authorized team member can have immediate scalability during peak demand.

2. Data-driven cloud verification manager

Metrics provides a web-based interface, enabling a 365/24 access for productive collaboration around the world. Metrics’ cloud verification manager supports:

  • A regression triage flow, with the ability to look at test history logs and revision data to help debug failures.
  • Data-driven coverage closure through functionality to measure and optimize functional coverage.
  • Visibility into a project at engineering and management levels

3. Plug-and-play in existing workflows

Metric’s full-featured solution can be deployed into existing design and verification workflows. Additionally, Metric’s cloud verification results can also be downloaded for use with other verification tools.

Additionally, because the system is on-demand and cloud-based, there are no traditional compute nodes, servers, or simulation software licenses to buy and support. The verification software is automatically upgraded and maintained for all customers.

4. Secure, reliable, data protection

Metrics solves the security obstacles necessary for broader cloud deployment. It uses Single Sign On with customer-provided identities. Additionally, companies can specify appropriate role-based permission levels for different users to launch simulation jobs and view pertinent verification results.

The data is fully encrypted during transmission and can be fully encrypted at rest. Metrics also uses a high-reliability, redundant architecture to protect all customer data.

Metrics utilizes the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and is a Google technology partner.

5. Cloud verification ecosystem

Customers and software vendors can integrate other elements into their cloud verification environment, including verification IP.

The Metrics Verification API enables provides a robust set of storage, analytics, and indexing interfaces for quickly building or integrating verification applications as part of a complete cloud verification ecosystem.

Pricing and Availability

Metrics Cloud Simulator & Verification Manager is available immediately. The pricing model is entirely ‘pay-by-minute, at $.04/minute/simulation job. No remix restrictions.

For more information, visit: www.metrics.ca/cloud-simulator-verification-manager

In other news today, Metrics also announced its company launch as a provider of pay-byminute SaaS cloud-based verification solutions.

About Metrics

Metrics is the first provider of cloud-based simulation and verification management solutions, offering electronic systems and semiconductor companies instantly-adjustable access and payby-minute SaaS pricing, with unlimited capacity during peak demand. Metrics offers a secure robust verification environment – all from a 100% cloud-based platform utilizing Google Cloud and accessible via major web browsers. The Metrics Verification API enables semiconductor teams and software vendors to integrate other elements into their cloud verification environment. The headquarters is at 100 Gloucester Street Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0A4. For more information please visit www.metrics.ca.

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