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Author Wainer, Gabriel A. ♦ Daicz, Sergio ♦ De Simoni, Luis F. ♦ Wassermann, Demian
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2001
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword DEVS formalism ♦ Modeling computer architectures ♦ Systems specification
Abstract Alfa-1 is a simulated computer designed for computer organizationcourses. Alfa-1 and its accompanying toolkit allow students toacquire practical insights into developing hardware by extendingexisting components. The DEVS formalism is used to model individualcomponents and to integrate them into a hierarchy that describesthe detailed behavior of different levels of a computer'sarchitecture. We introduce Alfa-1 and the toolkit, show how toextend existing components, and describe how to use Alfa-1 foreducational purposes. We also explain how to assemble, link, andexecute applications and how to test new extensions usingthetesting tools.
ISSN 15314278
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-12-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15314278
Journal Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC)
Volume Number 1
Issue Number 4
Page Count 41
Starting Page 111
Ending Page 151


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Source: ACM Digital Library