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The SIMICS simulator in education and research
Jakob Engblom and Niklas Rudemo, Virtutech AB
Virtutech Simics (see www.simics.net) is a full-system simulator that
can boot unmodified operating systems and run standard binaries for a
range of platforms. It has many potential uses in education and
research, since it offers better visibility and reconfigurability than
using actual physical computers. Applications range from
hardware/software cosimulation to operating systems development and
computer architecture research. Simics is capable of simulating both
large multiprocessors and distributed systems in a fully deterministic
and controlled fashion on a set of regular PCs or workstations.