See Intel Simulation Tools at the DAC 2018

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The 55th Design Automation Conference (DAC) is coming up in San Francisco on June 24 to 28. Intel will be at the exhibition (June 25 to 27), showing and demonstrating our system modeling and simulation solutions: Intel® CoFluent™ Technology, the Intel Docea™ Power and Thermal Modeling and Simulation Tools, and Wind River Simics*

DAC 2108 Simics Mini PicI have written quite a few blog posts about what Simics can do over the years... At the DAC, we will show how Simics applies to the Internet-of-Things, including digital twins real control software and simulation of IoT system for software and system testing. Simics is a great tool for software debug, and it pushes software development and validation earlier – for Intel and our customers. 


DAC 2018 Docea Mini PicThe Docea family of tools allow virtual prototyping of power and thermal properties of chips and systems. Intel Docea Power Analytics help with roll-up and management of power estimates, while the Power Simulator runs simulations to determine the dynamic power and energy usage over time. With the Thermal Profiler, simulations show the thermal situation evolves time – including power and power management. The Docea tools can do some pretty cool stuff (pun intended), and it is a bit of a shame that I have not really written much about them on this blog in the past. 

DAC 2018 Cofluent Mini PicCoFluent is a system simulation tool that applies from the architecture and design of accelerators and System-on-Chips (SoC) to the dimensioning and performance analysis of data-center-scale systems and Internet-of-Things networks. CoFluent applies for everything from edge computing to the execution of machine learning and AI workloads in datacenters allowing for fast modeling and analysis of design choices and the identification of bottlenecks and correct tuning parameters. 

Taken together, these simulation solutions cover the entire life cycle of a system, from early design and architecture to pre-silicon software development and system validation, to keeping track of power, thermals, and power management.  

You will find the Intel simulation solutions at booth #1656, come and see us! 

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