Paolo Faraboschi (HP Labs) is pleased to announce the Open Source release of the COTSon simulation infrastructure.
COTSon is a full system simulation infrastructure developed by HP Labs to model complete computing systems ranging from multicore nodes up to scale-out clusters with complete network simulation. It is a pluggable architecture, in which end users can develop their own modules, thus providing a very flexible simulation platform for a wide variety of modeling needs. COTSon works with AMD's SimNow as the functional emulator, which provides full support for x86 and x86_64 platforms.
By publicly releasing the tool under the MIT Open Source License, we hope that COTSon can become the simulation platform of choice for modeling and simulation of next-generation computing systems.
To get more information, download the code, or contribute to enhance the tool, please visit http://cotson.sourceforge.net