Creating the Cell/B.E. simulator environment
Now that the projects are created and properly configured, you can test the program. But first, you need to create and start a Cell/B.E. environment. The Cell/B.E. IDE integrates IBM's full-system simulator for the Cell/B.E. processor into Eclipse so that you're only a few clicks away from testing your application in a Cell/B.E. environment, even if you don't have access to the physical processor.
In the Cell/B.E. Environments view at the bottom, right-click on Local Cell Simulator, and select Create.
Figure 15. Starting the simulator creation
You see the Local Cell Simulator properties window, which you can use to configure the simulator to meet any specific needs that you might have. You can modify an existing Cell/B.E. environment's configuration at any time (as long as it's not running) by right-clicking on the environment and selecting Edit.
Enter a name for this simulator, such as
My Cell Simulator),
and click the Simulator tab.
Figure 16. Simulator configuration
On the Simulator tab, check the box Show TCL console, then click Finish.
Click the + next to Local Cell Simulator, select the new simulator environment, and click the Start the Environment button (green arrow).
The simulator will now begin to launch (this may take a few minutes). It should look like Figure 17:
Figure 17. Warming up the ole simulator
You're done. Next!