ISS and Verisity Integrate ROSE and vManager for Optimization of Resource Productivity and Mixed Platform Simulation
PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 16, 2004-- ISS Group and Verisity (Nasdaq:VRST) today announced the integration of ROSE(TM) -- an engine for optimizing and automating massive simulations -- into Verisity's Verification Process Automation (VPA) environment. The integration enables a complete verification solution for meeting preset coverage goals. ROSE interacts directly with Verisity's vManager(TM) and Specman Elite(R) to orchestrate an existing CPU park or regression farm.
The integration of ROSE provides a drop-in solution for managing the verification process from specification to closure by deploying massive simulations, analyzing the failures and coverage results, and producing informative project reports. ROSE provides additional ease-of-use and performance features that are ready-to-use and more advanced than those in the basic runner available with vManager.
Verisity's vManager enables predictable verification closure of highly distributed, multi-level verification activities and optimal resource utilization. vManager enables project teams to deploy metric-driven processes that start from an executable specification of functional requirements and coverage plans, and then optimally directs verification resources towards total coverage and closure.
To facilitate optimal deployment of verification environments and compute resources, vManager filters and analyzes the enormous amounts of verification data created every hour, of every day. It then annotates and correlates the results against verification runs, and displays various views of the project's progress towards verification closure.
ROSE(TM) provides the "turbo effect"
ROSE will fully automate the use of massive simulation in a mixed CPU environment and supports Sun-UNIX, HP-UX and PC-Linux. ROSE will optimize the use of resources such as the number of workstations and software licenses available. A built-in capability of handling interactive simulations provides the necessary means for a designer or verification engineer to not spend time on endless simulation runs, but rather focus on the goals and interact with the process of achieving them. ROSE supports functional and code coverage, or any combination of the two, as well as the deployment of so called Target Based Testing.
"You can say we add a turbo to the vManager environment," said verification consultant and chief designer at the ROSE project Magnus Ljung at ISS Group. "Verisity has done a tremendous job of creating a complete solution for the specification, deployment and analysis of verification runs and coverage data. What ROSE will do is to make sure the deployment process goes faster by an order of magnitude, as well as enabling a clear overview and interaction with the ongoing simulations for each individual user. It is, for the first time, easy to handle large multiple, parallel runs over a mixed platform network and stay in control. ROSE will also make the most of the available CPU cycles on the entire network and maximize the usage of the existing of verification software licenses. That's automation!"
"We're seeing great success with vManager in our customer base," said Sean Redmond, vice president and general manager of European Operations for Verisity. "Projects are so complex, the management tasks are beyond what managers can achieve with traditional verification approaches. Quality problems exhibit themselves as project slips, bugs in the field or excessive overhead in managing the data. The integration of vManager and ROSE enables our customers to realize the value of automating even more of the verification process."
About Verisity Design
Verisity, Ltd. (Nasdaq:VRST), is the leading supplier of process automation solutions for the functional verification market. The company addresses customers' critical business issues with its market-leading software and intellectual property (IP) that effectively and efficiently verify the design of electronic systems and complex integrated circuits for the communications, computing, and consumer electronics global markets. Verisity's VPA solutions enable projects to move from executable verification plans to module, unit, and chip/system level 'total coverage' and verification closure, while maximizing productivity, product quality, and predictability of schedules. The company's strong market presence is driven by its proven technology, methodology, and solid strategic partnerships and programs. Verisity's customer list includes leading companies in all strategic technology sectors. Verisity is a global organization with offices throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. Verisity's principal executive offices are located in Mountain View, California, with its principal research and development offices located in Rosh Ha'ain, Israel. For more information, visit www.verisity.com.
About the ISS Group
With its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, the mission of the company is to distribute and develop leading edge tools, services and technology to the electronic industry of Scandinavia and northern Europe, including the Baltic countries, in the areas of design, verification and test. ISS Group works closely with its high end customers, primarily in the telecom segment, to develop products for managing complex verification tasks and massive simulation in the field of Electronic Design Automation (EDA).
Sales and support throughout rest of Europe, US and Asia are executed through strategic alliances, partners and OEM-agreements. For more information, visit www.iss.se.
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