Using simICS to evaluate the Penny system

J. Montelius
P. Magnusson

Swedish Institute of Computer Science
Box 1263, S-164 28 Kista

We demonstrate the benefits of instruction-set simulation for the evaluation of the Penny system. The usage of a simulator can greatly help understand Penny's behavior for a varied set of benchmarks, in addition to serving as a reliable tool in exploring design alternatives for improving performance.

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