Oski Technology Announces Chessboard Challenge Winner
Results Reported During Decoding Formal Club Meeting's Checkmate Session, Award Ceremony Today
Results of the 2016 Oski Formal Puzzler "Chessboard Challenge" were announced today by Oski Technology, Inc., the only dedicated formal verification service provider, during the Decoding Formal Club meeting sponsored by Synopsys.
Oski challenged the Semiconductor Industry in December to solve two problems that involved moving a chess king around a 5-by-5 chessboard. Contestants were invited to use paper and pencil to solve the puzzles, but encouraged to run formal verification tools to solve them with model checking, a formal verification technique. Oski ran each entry using Synopsys VC Formal Solution to determine which Verilog model and formal testbench ran the fastest.
The winning entry, announced by Anshul Jain, an engineer at Oski Technology, during the Decoding Formal Club meeting's "CheckMate" session and award ceremony, was submitted by Jesse Bingham who solved both problems. His entry had the fastest runtime of all entries on one of the two problems.
Oski Technology will exhibit at DVCon 2016 in Booth #205 later today from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and again Tuesday, March 1, and Wednesday, March 2, from 2:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. It will demonstrate how to achieve End-to-End Formal™ verification and complete coverage with Oski Formal Methodology and Abstraction Models™, and explain how the chessboard problem relates to structures often seen in Verilog hardware designs.
More information about Oski Technology can be found at: www.oskitechnology.com
DVCon will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, Calif. The DVCon website can be found at: www.dvcon.org
About Oski Technology
Oski Technology is a formal verification services company with expertise in deploying formal verification on complex, digital designs. Oski Technology has developed a unique Formal Sign-off Methodology and Oski Abstraction Models to solve challenging capacity problems with formal verification. Its formal methods bring a higher level of productivity than traditional simulation and formal verification approaches. Oski Technology, headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with a design center in India, has built a team of the world's foremost experts in formal verification. More information about Oski Technology can be found at: www.oskitechnology.com