ISIM: The Simulator for The Impulse Adaptable Memory System [report]

Lixin Zhang
1998 unpublished
This document describes ISIM, the simulator for the Impulse Adaptable Memory System. Impulse adds two new features to a conventional memory system. First, it supports a configurable, extra level of address remapping at the memory controller. Second, it supports prefetching at the memory controller. Consequently, two new units, a remapping controller and a memory controller cache, are added to a traditional memory system to support the new Impulse features. ISIM is based on Paint, a PA-RISC
more » ... int, a PA-RISC instruction set interpreter. ISIM extends Paint with a detailed Impulse memory system model which includes a primary data cache, a secondary data cache, a system bus, an Impulse memory controller, and a renovated DRAM backend. Note that this document focuses on the Impulse extensions only. The reader should consult the Paint technical report [2] for an overview of the Paint simulation environment and terminology. Public reporting burden for the collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to Washington Headquarters Services, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports, 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington VA 22202-4302. Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to a penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number.
doi:10.21236/ada438175 fatcat:6pu64sn2rzgpvcr23z72gqvjkm