The paper “ReSP: A Non-Intrusive Transaction-Level Reflective MPSoC Simulation Platform for Design Space Exploration” authored by Giovanni Beltrame, Cristiana Bolchini, Luca Fossati, Antonio Miele and Donatella Sciuto will be presented at ASP-DAC 2008
This paper presents ReSP, a multi-processor simulation platform based on SystemC and Python (which provides the platform with reflective capabilities). The designer has an easy way to specify the architecture of a system, simulate and perform automatic analysis on it. The overhead associated with Python intermediate layer is around 1%. The advantages of our approach are: (a) easy integration of external IPs (b) fine grain simulation control (c) effortless integration of tools for system analysis and design space exploration.