Design Infrastructure Alley, CELUG Conference at DAC 2019!

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If you are planning on attending CELUG, simply register for CELUG and you will get floor / Design Infrastructure Alley access.

If you are primarily interested in the Design Infrastructure Alley, be sure to sign up for the FREE “I Love DAC” promotion while it lasts and use promo code DACILDDM.

Sunday Workshop, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Cost:  $300.00

Storage Profiling, Containerization and Cloud for EDA.  Sign up as part of normal DAC registration.

This is very a very exciting addition to our events this year.  The first-ever Workshop we’ve held at DAC and it is going to be very informative!  Be sure you get to Vegas in time for this, as the workshop starts at 8:00 am!

New and exciting IT infrastructure technologies are widely gaining adoption outside of EDA. This workshop focuses on some core capabilities needed by EDA companies in order to begin to embrace these new technologies. In this day-long course, we will cover:

  • Storage Profiling utilizing Ellexus (90 minutes)
    • Tracing application dependencies in detail to provide a bill of materials showing all the locations a flow requires in order to run
    • Collecting system-wide telemetry on storage performance of the above flow
    • Finding applications that have I/O problems or what type of I/O patterns are likely to cause problems
  • How to size storage for Cloud for huge cost savings using Singularity Containers (90 minutes)
    • Introduction to containers and Singularity containers specifically
    • Performance and security considerations when selecting a container technology
    • How to containerize an application for portability using Singularity EDA on AWS (60 minutes)
  • Running Scale-Out Engineering Workloads on the Cloud using Rescale (120 minutes)
    • The attraction of running engineering workloads on the cloud is the promise of scale.  However, running workloads at scale securely in the cloud often requires complicated set-up and development.
    • This workshop will cover how to set-up and run a scale-out engineering workload on Rescale’s turnkey platform.
    • We will review how to monitor the job progress, set limits and budgets, and review results.

Design Infrastructure Alley / Design On Cloud Pavilion, Monday through Wednesday, 10-5

Join us once again for wonderful exhibitors and relevant talks on how to best manage your Engineering IT Infrastructure.

Here is the schedule of speakers for the Design on Cloud Pavilion:

Monday, June 3Tuesday, June 4Wednesday, June 5
10:00 - 10:45HPC Pros: State of the FutureInvited Session: Practical Advice From Those Who Have Already Adopted CloudGoogle: More Moore: Accelerating the Design of Accelerators
11:00 - 11:45Microsoft Azure: Accelerating Silicon Design with Cloud and AI/MLUniva: Taking EDA Clusters to the Extreme With HPC CloudSi2: OpenAccess DM6: A New Era Enabling Interoperable Cloud Design
12:00 - 12:45
1:00 - 1:45Cadence: The 4 Questions to Ask When Creating a Cloud StrategyClioSoft: Successfully Moving A Design Environment to the CloudInvited Session: Astera Labs: Revolutionizing semiconductor design workflows with EDA on AWS
2:00 - 2:45Methodics: Design Workflow Acceleration with Frictionless Cloud-BurstingIBM: Empowering the EDA DesignerInvited Session: Doing EDA in the Cloud?
3:00 - 3:45Rescale: Cloud, What’s Chip Design Got To Do With It? The Why, What, How, and What’s Next of EDA on the CloudAWS: Cloud Best-Practices for Semiconductor Design and VerificationMetrics: Verification Measurement and Optimization
4:00 - 4:45Google: Google’s Story of Moving EDA to CloudAltair: Cloud for Cloud Pragmatists
5:00 - 5:45Pure Storage: Speed up Chip Design for Free (Almost)

Monday Afternoon Reception at the Design On Cloud Pavilion, 5:00 PM

We’ll have a beer and wine reception by the Design on Cloud Pavilion starting at 5:00 PM to give you a chance to relax a little after a day of learning.

CELUG Meeting, Tuesday 8-5, Cost:  $300

The CELUG meeting is a wonderful opportunity for you to collaborate with industry peers as well as suppliers to find out the latest in Enterprise Engineering Licensing.  This full day session costs $300 and includes breakfast and lunch.

Due to some process changes, you will need to sign up for the CELUG meeting here:

Sign up for CELUG Meeting with this link

There will be important presentations on roadmaps as well as member-driven presentations on how to optimize your licensing environment from key companies such as:  Altair, Ansys, Cadence, Flexera, Intel, Mathworks, Mentor GraphicsNorthrup Grumman, and Synopsys.

Tuesday Evening Networking Event, Gordon Biersch, Tuesday 7-10

Thanks to our generous sponsors Altair, Amazon Web Services and IBM, we will have heavy appetizers and tickets for beer and wine.  This is a great opportunity to socialize with new connections you’ve made at the Conference or to deep dive on a topic which caught your interest during the day.


Derek Magill has been in Engineering IT for over 20 years, starting out on the UNIX Help Desk at Texas Instruments. While at TI, he held several technical and leadership roles, mainly focused on the areas of license management and HPC. While at Qualcomm, he led the global EDA License Infrastructure team, the Grid Administration Team, and was the primary Engineering Cloud Architect. He currently is an HPC Solutions Architect at Flux7 Labs, a DevOps Cloud Consultancy. Derek has also served as the Chairman of CELUG since 2015 and is the Executive Director of the Association of High Performance Computing Professionals. He also is a member of the Executive Committee of the 2020 Design Automation Conference.


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