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Issue No.04 - July/August (2007 vol.27)
pp: 34-48
Jianwei Chen , University of Southern California
Michel Dubois , University of Southern California
Per Stenström , Chalmers University of Technology
Evaluating the impact of applications with significant operating-system interactions requires detailed microarchitectural simulation combined with system-level simulation. A cost-effective and practical approach is to combine two widely used simulators. SimWattch integrates Simics, a system-level tool, with Wattch, a user-level tool, to facilitate analysis of a wider design space for computer architects and system developers.
modeling of computer architecture, simulation, low-power design, power management
Jianwei Chen, Michel Dubois, Per Stenström, "SimWattch: Integrating Complete-System and User-Level Performance and Power Simulators", IEEE Micro, vol.27, no. 4, pp. 34-48, July/August 2007, doi:10.1109/MM.2007.73
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