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40 Chapter 5: Running the Simulator
Disable VGA Window.
Disable GUI (console mode).
Disable mouse and keyboard inputs to
Register the simulator with the O/S as an
-h --help -?
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Table 5-1: Command-Line Arguments
For instance, to open the cheetah_1p.bsd when starting the simulator you can enter the
C:\SimNow\simnow –f cheetah_1p.bsd
5.1.1 Open a Simulation Definition File
Click on and select one of the ".bsd" files located in the “\SimNow” directory. The
".bsd" files contain pre-configured simulation definitions designed to model a specific
AMD processor-based computer system. For this example, load the “cheetah_1p.bsd”
file, from in the SimNow directory. Upon loading the BSD file, the Main Window (shown
in Figure 5-2) will be filled with three sections. The left column contains informational
graphs if selected (see Section 3.4.2, “CPU-Statistics Graphs”, on page 30), the top row
contains numeric displays of simulation statistics and disk-drive access information, and
the remainder contains the Simulation Display Area of the simulated machine. The
Simulation Display Area remains blank until the simulated machine is started.