Mentor Graphics Announces Qualification of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hardware: Cuts Compile Time for Veloce Emulation Platform by up to 50 Percent

WILSONVILLE, Ore., March 22, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —  Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT), today announced that the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 and HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 servers from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have been qualified for use with the Veloce® emulation platform. Use of these servers, combined with recent updates to the Veloce OS3 operating system, has reduced the compile time for the Veloce platform by up to 50 percent.

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The rigorous qualification process defined by Mentor confirms the low-latency, high-bandwidth communication between the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 and the Veloce emulator, where the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 servers function as the co-model and run-time hosts in a Veloce configuration.  The HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 server functions as the compile server and is qualified and tuned to significantly reduce end-to-end Veloce compile time.

"The hardware qualification process is part of our commitment to customers to make the installation and use of the Veloce platform as rapid and issue-free as possible," said Eric Selosse, vice president and general manager of the Mentor Emulation Division.

The HPE ProLiant Gen9 rack server portfolio offers flexibility and enhanced system performance to run compute-intensive workloads in any environment. Built for general purpose compute, the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server delivers exceptional performance and expandability in the HPE 2P rack portfolio to provide customers with sustained reliability, serviceability and availability. The four-socket HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 server, designed for data-intensive workloads, offers dependable performance for mission-critical enterprises, business intelligence and database applications.   

"The qualification of the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 and HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 servers used in a Veloce platform configuration means mutual customers can get up and running quickly," said Susan Blocher, global vice president, Servers Marketing, HPE.  "The rigorous qualification process also means that HPE hardware design teams are aware of any new requirements at the early stages of hardware development."

About the Veloce Emulation Platform

The Veloce emulation platform uses innovative software, running on powerful, qualified hardware and an extensible operating system, to target design risks faster than hardware-centric strategies. Now considered among the most versatile and powerful of verification tools, emulation is used by project teams for hardware debugging, hardware/software co-verification or integration, system-level prototyping, low-power verification and power estimation and performance characterization.

The Veloce emulation platform is a core technology in the Mentor® Enterprise Verification Platform™ (EVP) – a platform that boosts productivity in ASIC and SoC functional verification by combining advanced verification technologies in a comprehensive platform. The Mentor EVP combines Questa® advanced verification solutions, the Veloce emulation platform, and the Visualizer™ debug environment into a globally accessible, high-performance, datacenter resource. The Mentor EVP features global resource management that supports project teams around the world, maximizing both user productivity and total verification return on investment.

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year of approximately $1.18 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. Learn more at

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David Smith

Mentor Graphics


Mentor Graphics, Mentor, Veloce and Questa are registered trademarks, and Enterprise Verification Platform and Visualizer are trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

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