Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Area versus Speed observations - InTime

During InTime development, we got curious about the commonly-held premise that Area and Speed (and correspondingly, timing score) have an inverse relationship. Meaning that if you want more speed, you'd need to sacrifice area and vice versa.

So we did tests on many designs to verify this relationship. Basically to obtain the results, we built those designs with different combinations of synthesis and place/route settings, without any change to the source code.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Shanghai Roadshow Recap 上海路演回顾 - Quick Preview of InTime

This is a recap of a event that we did in Shanghai. The text is mainly in Chinese. If you need the details in
English, do let us know. Cheers!


黄瀚华, 技术副总裁 
张伟雄 Kirvy,  产品总裁 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Launching http://cn.plunify.com - Optimizing AWS cloud access in China

Today we launched http://cn.plunify.com. Users in China will be able to enjoy a faster and smoother experience. Upon clicking on the login button, they will be re-directed to a server located in China which acts as a "gateway" to the Amazon Web Services cloud.

If you have been in China, even in major cities like Beijing, you will realize that Internet access to the rest of the world is slow and connections are often even dropped. It is common knowledge that this is partly caused by the Great Firewall of China. While there are solutions such as using proxy servers which get you to the websites you want, latency is high and bandwidth is limited. This becomes a problem for Plunify users in China trying to access our platform in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

So how did we overcome get around this problem?