The Lynx Design System includes a patented GUI that simplifies and automates flow creation, configuration and maintenance to improve the productivity of the design team. Intuitive and easy-to-use, Lynx's Runtime Manager provides the ability to graphically edit, execute and monitor customer flows as a design progresses from RTL to tape-out. Creating a new design flow or modifying existing flows is accomplished using intuitive edit operations. Flat or hierarchical design flows, for a single block or for an entire chip, are defined by connecting various tasks together based on their execution dependencies. Parallel task execution, design exploration involving multiple runs of the same task or experimenting with different parameters in the design flow are also easily accomplished within Lynx's Runtime Manager.