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.