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ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS), Volume 16 Issue 3, July 2006

Statistical sampling of microarchitecture simulation
Roland E. Wunderlich, Thomas F. Wenisch, Babak Falsafi, James C. Hoe
Pages: 197-224
DOI: 10.1145/1147224.1147225
Current software-based microarchitecture simulators are many orders of magnitude slower than the hardware they simulate. Hence, most microarchitecture design studies draw their conclusions from drastically truncated benchmark simulations that are...

Analysis of state-independent importance-sampling measures for the two-node tandem queue
Pieter-Tjerk De Boer
Pages: 225-250
DOI: 10.1145/1147224.1147226
We investigate the simulation of overflow of the total population of a Markovian two-node tandem queue model during a busy cycle, using importance sampling with a state-independent change of measure. We show that the only such change of measure that...

On the efficiency of RESTART for multidimensional state systems
Manuel Villén-Altamirano, José Villén-Altamirano
Pages: 251-279
DOI: 10.1145/1147224.1147227
RESTART (Repetitive Simulation Trials After Reaching Thresholds) is a widely applicable accelerated simulation technique that allows the evaluation of extremely low probabilities. The focus of this article is on providing guidelines for achieving a...

The semi-regenerative method of simulation output analysis
James M. Calvin, Peter W. Glynn, Marvin K. Nakayama
Pages: 280-315
DOI: 10.1145/1147224.1147228
We develop a class of techniques for analyzing the output of simulations of a semi-regenerative process. Called the semi-regenerative method, the approach is a generalization of the regenerative method, and it can increase efficiency. We consider the...