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SIMSCRIPT II.5: COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE and NETWORK ANALYSIS


Multiprocessor System Model - MPX

Wang Laboratories; Lowell, MA

As the power and complexity of multiprocessor workstations increases, Wang finds it necessary to weigh many options when designing a new system.

The MPX model allows users to modify various parameters including: general architecture, processor type, clock speeds, cache hierarchy, hit rates, bus width, transfer protocols, memory speeds, and organization.

The model evaluates each configuration on CPU and bus usage. Careful analysis allows the engineer to select the most cost effective options for the performance desired.

Alternatives Considered: C and other conventional languages

Benefits of SIMSCRIPT II.5: "SIMSCRIPT II.5 allowed us to generate the vast amount of statistical information required in a manageable fashion. This information is the key to validating the model."

Customer Quote: "Simply put, SIMSCRIPT II.5 has allowed us to design a better product."