2   Simics/Niagara Overview

2.1   Introduction

Simics/Niagara Simple models the processor and memory of a Sun Fire T2000 server with an UltraSPARC T1 processor. The processor is running at 5MHz and there are 256 MB of memory. A single disk image with Solaris is also supported.

Virtutech does not provide any disk images with Solaris for Niagara Simple, due to licensing issues. No OpenBoot PROM (OBP) image is not provided either. These files can be downloaded from The OpenSPARC web-site.

2.2   Supported Hardware

The niagara-simple has only support for the SUN4V console and RTC device. There are no other devices modelled.

A good guide to the Sun Fire T2000 servers can be found in the Sun System Handbook, available online at:

2.3   Required Files

Some files required to run the Niagara Simple system are not included in the Simics distribution. These files can be found on the web site, bundled with the UltraSPARC T1 simulator from Sun.

Copy the files in the S10image/ directory of the Sun simulator package to [simics]/targets/niagara-simple/images/. The files needed are: