There is a new post at my Wind River blog, about how some new features in Simics 4.8 improve the collaboration power of Simics checkpoints. For the first time, Simics checkpoint can now carry a piece of history (slice of time), which also makes reverse execution and reverse debug work with checkpoints in a logical way.
We also added some more metadata in the form of timed comments, which makes for a nice way to annotate what is going inside the system execution over time. I don’t think I have seen that feature anywhere else, but there is probably some VM implementation from some time in history that did it before.
Don’t miss the video of the collaboration system that we put up on Youtube!