An Integrated Design Paradigm for Accelerating Full-system Simulations

Abstract—In recent years, a lot of progress has been made in the field of simulator design and new simulation accleration techniques, warming technique etc have been introduced. However, despite many isolated efforts of performance enhancement, integrated efforts to benefit one proposal from other, has been lacking. In this paper, we argue for and demonstrate a unified approach for enhancing computer architecture simulations by bringing the best of all these efforts. As we show, such an integration enables full ...