When Engineering Design Meets Cloud Technology

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IBM’s Krish Dharma writes that the way for engineering organizations to overcome numerous data issues is to transform siloed environments into shared engineering clouds.

In order to accommodate for peak demand periods, Electronic Design Automation (EDA) design environments typically do not operate at high utilization rates. On average they operate at around 50-60 percent, with peak utilization in the 90 percent range. However, the cloud can help push the average utilization rates up to 80-90 percent while still accommodating for peak loading. The cloud concept is not alien — cloud based Web services including email, storage, and customer management software are already offered by Amazon.com, Google, Salesforce.com, and others.

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