Repository and Workflows for Accelerating Circuit Realization (RACE) is part of the DARPA CRAFT program, which seeks to develop new fast-track circuit-design methods, multiple sources for integrated circuit fabrication, and a technology repository delivered by RACE team, that will facilitate reuse of proven solutions.

RACE will enable researchers and design experts to expand the state-of-the art in ASIC design through novel cyberinfrastructure and workflow tools that accelerate every phase of discovery, creation, adoption, and use by linking and computing around a repository of user-generated data, including new tools, new IP blocks/libraries, new design flows, training modules, and experience-base documenting best practices to adopt (and pitfalls to avoid).

In particular, RACE will enhance the ability of engineers to drive development of new technologies with maximized re-usability of existing IP libraries and new design flows to dramatically reduce the time to the first successful tape-out for any ASIC design, while ensuring that the fabricated ASICs meet all functional and performance specification.