Because of an exponential growth in design complexity in recent years, simulating an integrated chip-package-system requires multi-domain analysis and generates massive amounts of data. Traditional electronic design automation (EDA) solutions based on 25-year-old monolithic database architectures have scaled poorly: They can analyze only one domain at a time and require dedicated computer systems with powerful processors and excessive memory requirements. Designers must often sacrifice accuracy for efficiency, as a solution can take hours, days or even weeks to generate.

ANSYS SeaScape, an infrastructure based on big data architecture with scalable server computation, redefines EDA architecture. Simulation software based on the SeaScape architecture reduces solution time from weeks to hours, while increasing accuracy. It enables in-design performance with feedback, actionable multi-domain analytics, and scalability with flexible per-core usage, fundamentally transforming the way simulation is performed today.