THIS SOFTWARE IS MADE AVAILABLE WITH PERMISSION FROM TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT WIEN, INSTITUTE FOR TECHNISCHE INFORMATIK. MORGAN KAUFMANN PUBLISHERS ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY AND MAKES NO GUARANTEES FOR THIS SOFTWARE. ANY DAMAGES WHICH MAY RESULT FROM INSTALLING AND/OR USING THIS SOFTWARE ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SOFTWARE USER ONLY. MORGAN KAUFMANN PERSONNEL ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE HELP OR ANSWER QUESTIONS REGARDING THE INSTALLATION AND/OR USE OF THIS SOFTWARE. ================================================================= 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 Computer Architecture: 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. System prerequisites -------------------- IBM personal computer or compatible with DOS 3.3 or later and Microsoft Windows 3.0 or newer. Installation ------------ 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: A:\WINDLX\WINDLX_D 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 CPU configurations.