Arm expects to cut the amount of space needed for its own data centers by almost half and the amount of compute it performs on its own machines by 80 per cent through a migration of its EDA workloads to cloud computers operated by AWS, which has itself committed to deploying .
According to Rene Haas, president of the IP group at Arm, the company has already realized a six-fold improvement in performance on EDA workflows using the AWS. Arm’s first full project to use cloud servers for verification was the Cortex-A55, launched in February. The goal is to move most design work to Arm-based cloud machines, such as the Graviton2 used on the A55 project, over the coming years.
Haas noted that the company has been working with major EDA partners such as Cadence Design Systems, Siemens EDA, and Synopsys to port their tools to the architecture. “Already we’re seeing significant results in terms of performance and cost savings for customers.”