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thayalan
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09/23/03 06:35 AM
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hello world

How big the design could be for the Magma's RTL2GDSII flow?

regards, thayalan



larsrzy
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09/30/03 04:08 AM
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In general, on 32bit Linux (3.5GB limit) a reasonable size is 500k cells (placable components). Then runtime from import RTL all the way to final routing is still <24h.
If you just do RTL/DFT synthesis and Prototyping, you can do a million cells flat in a reasonable runtime.



larsrzy
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11/25/03 05:19 AM
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Follow-up to my previous posting:

just did a 2.3 million cell design (8-9 mill. gates) flat using the Opteron build of Magma's tool. RTL synthesis only, it used up to 6GB and needed 10h to complete. Machine had a 1.8GHz CPU and 8GB RAM.
So with a decent Opteron box, everything seems to be possible ;-)

Lars




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