Bringing Ultra Power Efficient SoC Solutions to the Cloud
Cloud computing refers to the vast array of remotely available compute resources including storage and networking.
Cloud has also evolved to encompass any kind of hosted service delivered over the internet. Two cornerstones of the cloud are data centers and networking infrastructure.
The biggest challenge in cloud computing is delivering the performance needed to handle increasing workloads while minimizing power consumption. Today, data centers consume about 2% of the electricity worldwide. That could rise to 8% by 2030. Semiconductor chips running millions of servers and networking devices are the primary factor determining performance and power consumption. The focus on improving chip performance with new process nodes, multi-die designs, and innovative architectures have, unfortunately, left power efficiency lagging.
The best way to reclaim power efficiency while still improving performance is to address the SoC-level clock distribution challenges. Current approaches to solving problems with on-chip variation, jitter, clock skews, setup and hold violations, peak current, and switching noise result in waste and inefficiencies. The Maestro platform resolves these issues by providing application-optimized digital components that intelligently orchestrate timing across an SoC. All-digital, fully synthesizable components achieve unrivaled power savings and offer superior PPA to traditional analog and partial-digital solutions. With nanowatt power consumption, a wide voltage range, up to 10X smaller area, and low jitter, Maestro enables ultra power efficient and high performance solutions.