Teaching Operating Systems with Simics: An Interview with Massimo Violante

By Jakob Engblom

Engblom_lg Wind River Simics has been used in teaching for as long as I have been aware of Simics. Indeed, my first contact with Simics was when it was used in a graduate computer architecture course at Uppsala University in Sweden. In that course, we modeled cache hierarchies and replacement strategies with Simics and measured the performance results. A few years later, I was part of a team that created a project course based on Simics where students got to write their own operating system from scratch. Using Simics in teaching is an ongoing interest of mine, and that's why I am very happy to present another interview with a Simics user. This time, it  is Professor Massimo Violante and the Politecnico di Torino in Italy, who is using Simics to teach operating systems.

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