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WinDLX DLX-Pipeline Simulator
(c) Copyright 1992 by by TU Vienna, Inst. for Technische Informatik
DLX simulator (c) Copyright 1989 by Regents of the University of California
This README contains information for the first-time installation of WinDLX.
What is WinDLX?
WinDLX is a pipeline simulator for the DLX processor as described in
A Quantitative Approach, Second Edition
by John Hennessy and Dave Patterson
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, San Francisco, California
It is a MS-Windows based front-end for the text-only DLX simulator available
via anonymous FTP from Stanford (max.stanford.edu).
After loading a symbolic DLX assembler code, most of the information relevant
to the CPU (pipeline, registers, I/O, memory, ...) can be viewed and modified
while executing the code step-by-step or continuously. WinDLX offers statistics
about pipeline behavior in time.
This program is designed to help people understand pipelining concepts as well
as other architectural specifics of RISC processors.
IBM personal computer or compatible with DOS 3.3 or later and Microsoft
Windows 3.0 or newer.
The file WINDLX_D.EXE on this diskette is a self-extracting archive.
To unpack it, follow these steps:
1.) create a directory "WINDLX" somewhere on your hard drive and make this
directory your current.
2.) type in the following line:
This will unpack the files in the archive and install them on the hard drive.
The following files will be created:
WINDLX.EXE -- the WinDLX executable
WINDLX.HLP -- Windows helpfile
*.S -- sample assembler input files
README -- this file
3.) Install the program into the Program Manager and click on the symbol to
start it. The help facility is very extensive and covers almost everything
we could think of.
Feel free to create your own assembler files and experiment with different