By Jakob Engblom
One of the main themes of the Simics 4.8 release is the use of Simics to collaborate between team members, teams, and organizations. To facilitate this, Simics checkpoints have been extended with significant new metadata capabilities as well as the ability to record a simulation session and communicate the recording as part of a checkpoint. Checkpointing can really transform how developers and testers and users communicate issues in their systems, and the new checkpointing features and metadata makes the mechanism even more powerful. We have a video up on YouTube demonstrating this Simics feature.