Fifth International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques

Research Article

Improvements to the Structural Simulation Toolkit

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.simutools.2012.247848,
        author={Arun Rodrigues and Keren Bergman and David Bunde and Elliot Cooper-Balis and Kurt Ferreira and K. Scott Hemmert},
        title={Improvements to the Structural Simulation Toolkit},
        proceedings={Fifth International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques},
        keywords={simulation architecture},
  • Arun Rodrigues
    Keren Bergman
    David Bunde
    Elliot Cooper-Balis
    Kurt Ferreira
    K. Scott Hemmert
    Year: 2012
    Improvements to the Structural Simulation Toolkit
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.simutools.2012.247848
Arun Rodrigues1,*, Keren Bergman2, David Bunde3, Elliot Cooper-Balis4, Kurt Ferreira1, K. Scott Hemmert1
  • 1: Sandia National Labs
  • 2: Columbia University
  • 3: Knox College
  • 4: U. Maryland
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Designing supercomputer architectures and applications is becoming more difficult because of their increased size and complexity, because of new technologies, and due to new constraints such as power and thermal limits. The Structural Simulation Toolkit (SST) is an architec- tural simulation framework designed to assist in the design, evaluation, and optimization of High Performance Comput- ing (HPC) architectures and applications. Its initial release included a parallel simulation core with a number of system component models. The SST has been expanded and improved in a number of ways. New memory, network, and processor models have been added, as well as new high-level system simulation ca- pabilities. Also, scalability results are presented.