3.1 Hosts and Targets
Two fundamental terms used throughout the Simics manuals are host
- host defines the computer on which you are running
Simics. It can also refer to the architecture (x86) or the
model (Sun SunFire) of computer that runs the simulator, or to the
host platform (combination of an architecture and an
operating system, like x86-linux).
- target refers to the computer simulated by Simics. It
can also refer to the architecture or the model of computer
You can find a full list of terms used in the glossary (Chapter
The standard host platforms for Simics are:
- Built for Red Hat Linux 7.3. Simics also runs on
many other Linux distributions.
- Built for SuSE Linux 9.0. Simics also runs on
many other AMD64 Linux distributions.
- Solaris/UltraSPARC 64-bit
- Built for Solaris 8. Simics also
runs on Solaris 9 and 10.
- Built for Windows 2000. Simics also runs on
newer versions of Windows.