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|Title:||An Array Simulator Generator|
|Author(s):||Kopetzky, Daniel John|
|Department / Program:||Computer Science|
|Degree Granting Institution:||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Abstract:||This dissertation describes a programming system which facilitates the production of bit-serial array computer simulators. The resultant programs emulate the action of a target machine to the resolution of single instructions. The timing of interactions between independent modules is faithfully reproduced. The system is useful for the development of low level routines for a new machine architecture or for the evaluation of variations in the structure of a given machine.
A parallel processing architecture is disected into modules for the purposes of simulation. The operations performed in a module are translated into separate programs written in the language "C". The simulation system coordinates the execution of individual programs to provide an emulation of the actions of the entire target machine. The resulting programs are run on a PDP-11 minicomputer running the UNIX operating system.
The usefulness of the system is demonstrated by a comparative evaluation of three different array processing machines (Goodyear Aerospace MPP, International Computers Limited DAP, and London College's CLIP-4) over a set of application programs.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1980.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2014-12-13|