This is the index page for eight simulators that have been written to augment the undergraduate computer science curriculum.
The simulators are all written in Java and can be run either as a Java application or as an applet through a browser. You can try out any of the simulators by running them remotely from the table below. The simulators will run on any system with a modern Java runtime environment (at least version 1.2, but 1.4 or higher is preferred).
If you are reading this file from a CD, rather than a remote web site, it is possible that your OS will have trouble reading the long filenames on this CD. If this is the case, you can use the ossimcd.zip file on the CD to load an image of the CD directly on your machine. You may request a copy of the CD using the email address given below. The zip file can also be downloaded from the web at /simulators/cssimcd.zip.
The first seven of the simulators support the undergraduate operating systems curriculum. So far, there is one simulator that supports the teaching of a beginning Java course. All of the simulators are indexed through this page. Simulators have been created at a rate of about one per year. This index is up to date through 2007.
|Simulator||User's Guide||Run Now||Download Latest Version||Curriculum Resources||SIGCSE paper|
|Process (CPU) Scheduling||ps_doc.html||ps.html||ps.zip||ps_cur.html||SIGCSE 1999|
|Producer Consumer Synchronization||pc_doc.html||pc.html||pc.zip||pc_cur.html||SIGCSE 2000|
|Starving Philosophers||sp_doc.html||sp.html||sp.zip||sp_cur.html||SIGCSE 2001|
|Fork-Pipe Simulator||ring_doc.html||ring.html||ring.zip||ring_cur.html||SIGCSE 2002|
|Disk Head Scheduling||disk_doc.html||disk.html||disk.zip||disk_cur.html||SIGCSE 2004|
|Address Translation||address_doc.html||address.html||address.zip||address_cur.html||SIGCSE 2005|
|Concurrent I/O||io_doc.html||io.html||io.zip||io_cur.html||SIGCSE 2006|
|Java Execution||js_doc.html||js.html||js.zip||js_cur.html||SIGCSE 2007|
Each simulator has a user's guide and each has been described in a paper presented at SIGCSE.
If you have any questions about these simulators you may contact me at Steven.Robbins@utsa.edu.
The simulators are freely available for you to use.
If you would like to use any of the simulators in a course, you can become
an official user site.
This gives you access to email support. For additional information, use the above email address.
Department of Computer Science
University of Texas at San Antonio One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249