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The complete integrated system as described in this work is still under construction. However, preliminary results with the separate parts show that the approach is useful. Full results are expected in April 1994.
By replacing the VHDL specific parts in the parallel kernel, the system can be used to get statistics of other parallel event driver simulations. This requires only minimal change, because these parts are concentrated in one area.
Because an underlying architecture simulator is used, there is no need to run the simulation on actual parallel hardware. This removes any bias for a particular type of architecture, and allows us to select the optimal parallel system for a given type of simulation.