IEEE Design and Test of Computers

Genesys-Pro: Innovations in test program generation for functional processor verification

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Genesys-Pro is currently the main test generation tool for functional verification of IBM processors, including several complex processors. Although it requires a high level of expertise to model architectures and testing knowledge to use the full power of test templates, Genesys-Pro's benefits are already apparent. It is found that the new language considerably reduces the effort needed to define and maintain knowledge specific to an implementation and verification plan.