I have posted a two-part blog post to the public Intel Developer Zone blog, about the “Small Batches Principle” and how simulation helps us achieve it for complicated hardware-software systems. I found the idea of the “small batch” a very good way to frame my thinking about what it is that simulation really brings to system development. The key idea I want to get at is this:
[…] the small batches principle: it is better to do work in small batches than big leaps. Small batches permit us to deliver results faster, with higher quality and less stress.
The answer is to simulate it!
Due to the length and depth of the discussion, it turned into two parts.
Part 1 is about the general principle: https://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2017/08/18/small-batches-with-simulation
Part 2 is about how simulation is used: https://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2017/08/24/small-batches-in-hardware-design-using-simulation