Archive For February, 2011

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Working Faster with Less (Simulated) Sweat

One very important property of a virtual platform like Simics is its speed of execution. Without sufficient execution speed, a virtual platform is not very useful - users want to have results in reasonable time. Raw simulation speed (getting as many target instructions as possible simulated each second) is important, and Simics is certainly pretty good at that. It is…

Being Helpful or simply Correct?

The other day, I spent some time getting a new operating system up on one of our Simics virtual platforms. The platform is stable, the hardware is shipping and it is being used with the very software I was setting up. However, as the operating system was booting, I got quite a lot of warnings from Simics about incorrect hardware…