Trace-driven simulation of decoupled architectures

S. Manoharan, N.P. Topham, A.W.R. Crawford

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The development of accurate trace-driven simulation models has become a key activity in the design of new high-performance computer systems. Trace-driven simulation is fast, enabling analysis of the behaviour of large application and benchmark programs on a new computer system. We describe a trace-driven simulation engine for a decoupled processor architecture. We report on two ways of generating efficient execution traces of real programs for this engine: profiler-assisted and compiler-assisted, and also on the use of synthetic traces. Results are reported for execution on the simulation engine of traces from Linpack and one of the Perfect Club benchmarks, as well as synthesized traces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystem Sciences, 1994. Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Hawaii International Conference on
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 1994


  • computer architecture
  • discrete event simulation
  • performance evaluation
  • Linpack
  • Perfect Club benchmarks
  • compiler-assisted program
  • decoupled architectures
  • high-performance computer systems
  • profiler-assisted program
  • trace-driven simulation


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