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‏2011-11-15T19:34:52Z |
I am trying to run cell cbea simulator on my laptop using fedora 15, and it is requesting for sysroot_disk file. How can I get sysroot_disk file for the simulator or how can I build the file. It is very important. Please, help.
Updated on 2012-07-21T02:32:28Z at 2012-07-21T02:32:28Z by seyi
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: cell cbea simulator

    ‏2011-11-15T19:57:45Z  in response to seyi
    I have not used the Cell Simulator in many many years, but according to the user documentation (https://www-01.ibm.com/chips/techlib/techlib.nsf/techdocs/B494BF3165274F67002573530070049B/$file/SystemSim.Users.Guide.pdf) sysroot images can be found on the Barcelona Super Computing web site. For example, the Fedora sysroot rpm can be found here:
    http://www.bsc.es/projects/deepcomputing/linuxoncell/cellsimulator/sdk3.1/CellSDK-Open-Fedora/cbea/
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      Re: cell cbea simulator

      ‏2012-01-19T14:00:09Z  in response to SystemAdmin
      Thanks for your reply.
      I have used the address you stated but the site seems to have been moved, its displaying "page not found" please can you help with another site or another means of getting the sysroot_disk file.
      Your assistance will be highly appreciated.
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        Re: cell cbea simulator

        ‏2012-01-19T14:11:11Z  in response to seyi
        This URL should work for you:

        http://www.bsc.es/computer-sciences/programming-models/linux-cell/cell-be-sdks/sdk-31/cell-be-components/simulator
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    Re: cell cbea simulator

    ‏2012-02-18T22:38:04Z  in response to seyi
    Thank you very much, it indeed worked.

    I have run the simulator. But I wish to run a programme located on the host machine on the simulated machine. I used the 'callthru' command but it does not run. I dont know if anything wrong. Please kindly assist.
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      Re: cell cbea simulator

      ‏2012-02-20T14:44:57Z  in response to seyi
      While it has been years since I last used the Cell simulator, I can assist in getting the correct parties to respond to your posting.

      What precisely is callthru not doing? Can you provide the invocation line and further details as to what happens when you invoke the callthru utility?
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        Re: cell cbea simulator

        ‏2012-02-23T04:20:34Z  in response to SystemAdmin
        I am trying to run a spec benchmark on the simulator, the following are my trials:

        1. Callthru source /cpu2006/run >a.out
        2. chmod a+x a.out
        3. runspec --config=linux32-i386-gcc42.cfg --size=ref --noreportable --tune=base or peak --iterations=3 perlbench bzip2 gcc mcf gobmk hmmer sjeng libquantum h264ref omnetpp astar xalancbmk
        -bash: runspec: command not found

        1. Callthru source /cpu2006/shrc >a.out
        2. chmod a+x a.out
        3. . ./shrc
        -bash: ./shrc: No such file or directory

        1. Callthru source /cpu2006/cshrc >a.out
        2. chmod a+x a.out
        3. source cshrc
        -bash: cshrc: command not found
        1. runspec --config=linux32-i386-gcc42.cfg --size=ref --noreportable --tune=base or peak --iterations=3 perlbench bzip2 gcc mcf gobmk hmmer sjeng libquantum h264ref omnetpp astar xalancbmk
        -bash: ruspec: command not found
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          Re: cell cbea simulator

          ‏2012-02-23T13:47:44Z  in response to seyi
          Sevi,

          callthru writes its output to stdout, which in all the cases you show is redirected to the file a.out. If you want the file to be called something different, e.g. runspec, then you need to redirect into that file.

          Mike
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            Re: cell cbea simulator

            ‏2012-02-27T12:11:12Z  in response to mkistler
            Thanks.

            I got the error corrected, and placed the command as follows:

            callthru source /cpu2006/shrc >shrc
            chmod a+x shrc
            . ./shr

            and the response is:
            can't find the top of your spec tree: /root/bin/runspec
            was not found! Please change to your CPU2006 directory and source the shrc.

            I tried several things to make the simulator locate the ruspec command but to no avail. Your assistance will be once again appreciated.
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              Re: cell cbea simulator

              ‏2012-02-27T12:44:22Z  in response to seyi
              The message says that the file /root/bin/runspec is missing. Did you copy this file into the simulator file system? If not, then that is your problem.

              Mike
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                Re: cell cbea simulator

                ‏2012-03-06T08:56:01Z  in response to mkistler
                Please how can the followings be done on the simulator
                • becoming a superuser on the simulator Xterm.
                • copying a whole folder resource to the simulator
                • to make the simulator access the whole host resources
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                Re: cell cbea simulator

                ‏2012-03-06T08:56:53Z  in response to mkistler
                Please how can the followings be done on the simulator
                • becoming a superuser on the simulator Xterm.
                • copying a whole folder resource to the simulator
                • to make the simulator access the whole host resources
              • seyi
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                Re: cell cbea simulator

                ‏2012-03-06T09:55:16Z  in response to mkistler
                Please how can the followings be done on the simulator
                • becoming a superuser on the simulator Xterm.
                • copying a whole folder resource to the simulator
                • to make the simulator access the whole host resources
                • seyi
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                  Re: cell cbea simulator

                  ‏2012-07-21T02:32:28Z  in response to seyi
                  how can I increase the space of cbea application device