Document Type

Technical Report

Publication Date

Fall 10-1-1977


A case study of an emerging design methodology for multiple processor computer systems is described, where the technology is based on bit slice microprocessors. The evolving techniques emphasize multilevel simulation models. At the lowest level is a bit slice microprocessor interpreter for detailed investigation of the functions which can be microprogrammed and designed into these components. The next higher level model is a machine language interpreter whose detailed characteristics are determined by the results gained from the lowest level model. At the highest level are several models to investigate operating system and architectural strategies. The same approach is applicable to many design studies of multiple processor systems implemented as VLSI chips or bit slice microprocessor technology.