Simulators have become an integral part of the computer architecture research and design process. Most of the simulators used by academic researchers are open source and have the advantages of cost, time, and flexibility. Many researches and architects use them to guide design space exploration and to quantify the efficacy of an enhancement.
Major blocks of a computer architecture requires a dedicated simulator and there are many. Following are the few simulators based upon area of use:
If you are a computer architecture researcher or have inclination towards it, then CPU DB is for you. In short, CPU DB is a repository of computer architectures right from the first single-chip microprocessor, Intel 4004, introduced by Intel in 1971, till today’s many core processors. Stanford University’s VLSI Research Group is the brain behind this project.
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