Report Number: CSL-TR-86-309
Institution: Stanford University, Computer Systems Laboratory
Title: Design of testbed and emulation tools
Author: Lundstrom, Stephen F.
Author: Flynn, Michael J.
Date: September 1986
Abstract: The research summarized in this report was concerned with the design of testbed and emulation tools suitable to assist in projecting, with reasonable accuracy, the expected performance of highly concurrent computing systems on large, complete applications. Such testbed and emulation tools are intended for the eventual use of those exploring new concurrent system architectures and organizations, either as users or as designers of such systems. While a range of alternatives was considered, a software-based set of hierarchical tools was chosen to provide maximum flexibility, to ease in moving to new computers as technology improves and to take advantage of the inherent reliability and availability of commercially available computing systems.