Altair® Hero™

End-to-end Hardware Emulation Enterprise Job Scheduler

Hero is an end-to-end solution designed specifically for emulation environments, bringing proven job scheduling techniques to the hardware emulation domain. Hero treats multiple emulators as shared resources — just like regular compute nodes — resulting in higher utilization, more simulation cycles, increased throughput, and ultimately, improved ROI.

Users can address all aspects of emulation flow including design compilation, emulator selection, and software and regression testing for a streamlined process that makes working in an emulation environment easier than ever. Detailed reports with emulation-specific metrics enable optimized performance and informed planning.

Why Hero?

Optimize Emulation Resources

Hero treats emulation resources as schedulable. It’s the industry’s only end-to-end hardware emulation enterprise job scheduler, with a rich GUI that displays job status and drills down to the root cause of a failing job.

Rely on Trusted Features

Get a full set of scheduling features from proven technology in the chip design space. Hero brings conventional scheduling features such as fairshare, reservations, limits, and preemption into the emulation domain.

Create Detailed Reports

Detailed resource usage monitoring allows reporting by project, user, and team, enabling data-driven optimization of sharing policies. Emulation-specific metrics enable hardware asset optimization and data-informed organizational planning.

Key Features

Designed for Hardware Emulation Environments

The industry's only end-to-end hardware emulation enterprise job scheduler.

Policy Management

Comprehensive policy management features including fairshare and preemption, and support for the complex signaling schemes typically required with emulation jobs and testbenches.

Soft Reservations

Users and organizations can reserve blocks of time on the hardware emulation platform.

Graphical User Interface

A web-based GUI to view all emulator resources and the current state of queued and running jobs.

Emulation-specific Metrics

Platform usage visibility for hardware asset optimization and organizational planning.

Vendor-independent Solution

Capable of managing the job scheduling requirements of Cadence Palladium and Protium, Siemens Veloce, and Synopsys ZeBu and HAPS.