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The Liberty Simulation Environment: A Deliberate Approach to High-Level System Modeling
 

Summary: The Liberty Simulation Environment: A Deliberate
Approach to High-Level System Modeling
MANISH VACHHARAJANI, NEIL VACHHARAJANI, DAVID A. PENRY,
JASON A. BLOME, SHARAD MALIK, and DAVID I. AUGUST
Princeton University
In digital hardware system design, the quality of the product is directly related to the number of
meaningful design alternatives properly considered. Unfortunately, existing modeling methodolo-
gies and tools have properties which make them less than ideal for rapid and accurate design-space
exploration. This article identifies and evaluates the shortcomings of existing methods to moti-
vate the Liberty Simulation Environment (LSE). LSE is a high-level modeling tool engineered
to address these limitations, allowing for the rapid construction of accurate high-level simulation
models. LSE simplifies model specification with low-overhead component-based reuse techniques
and an abstraction for timing control. As part of a detailed description of LSE, this article presents
these features, their impact on model specification effort, their implementation, and optimizations
created to mitigate their otherwise deleterious impact on simulator execution performance.
Categories and Subject Descriptors: I.6.2 [Simulation and Modeling]: Simulation Languages; I.6.5 [Simulation
and Modeling]: Model Development--Modeling methodologies; C.4 [Performance of Systems]: --Modeling
techniques; I.6.7 [Simulation and Modeling]: Simulation Support Systems--Environments
General Terms: Design, Experimentation, Human factors, Languages
Additional Key Words and Phrases: Liberty Simulation Environment (LSE), structural modeling,

  

Source: August, David - Department of Computer Science, Princeton University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences