MET - Related Work

The mechanism to generate traces is somewhat similar to the principles used in SimOS. A PowerPC version of SimOS is being developed at IBM Austin Research Labs (ARL).

Some of the ideas applied in the development of The MET originated from research performed for exploring other architectures, as reported in

Tools in MET

The MET includes:

  • Aria, an execution-simulation library
  • Turandot, a parameterized processor model
  • Rondo, a branch prediction exploration tool
  • LeProf, a profiling and cache analysis tool
  • eOak, a system-level PowerPC 403GCX simulator
  • PavaRotti, a collection of tools for performance analysis and validation.
  • Trace tools for various trace formats.

PowerPC 7xx Chips