This chapter can be considered an extension of Chapter 7. The application of the abstract hardware/software model is further illustrated using ADEPT. The first section elaborates on the applications of the model, which include general performance evaluation, the identification of software bottlenecks, the evaluation of hardware/software trade-offs, and the evaluation of design alternatives. Another potential use of the model, that of supporting the idea of an integrated substrate, is also discussed. Chapter 7 showed how the model could be utilized for general performance evaluation. In the second section of this chapter, the other applications of the model are demonstrated via several examples.
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