On the simulation of large-scale architectures using multiple application abstraction levels

@article{Rico2012OnTS,
  title={On the simulation of large-scale architectures using multiple application abstraction levels},
  author={Alejandro Rico and Felipe Cabarcas and Carlos Villavieja and Milan Pavlovic and Augusto Vega and Yoav Etsion and Alex Ram{\'i}rez and Mateo Valero},
  journal={TACO},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={36:1-36:20}
}
Simulation is a key tool for computer architecture research. In particular, cycle-accurate simulators are extremely important for microarchitecture exploration and detailed design decisions, but they are slow and, so, not suitable for simulating large-scale architectures, nor are they meant for this. Moreover, microarchitecture design decisions are… CONTINUE READING