MicroTESK’s x86 Demo

New Features
The recent MicroTESK build (2.4.17) contains the revisited x86 (8086) demo with the ISA specification and test templates illustrating the basic facilities of the tool. The build can be downloaded from the link below: http://forge.ispras.ru/…/microtesk-2.4.17-beta-170407.tar.gz Here is a brief explanation how to get started with the demo: http://forge.ispras.ru/…/micr…/wiki/Getting_Started_with_x86  
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Open-Source MicroTESK for MIPS64

New Features
We are happy to announce that we made the MicroTESK for MIPS64 project open source. The package consisting of the MicroTESK core, the MIPS64 (Revision 6) specifications, and the basic test templates is distributed under the Apache License, Version 2.0, which implies the freedom to use the software for any purpose: to distribute it, to modify it, and to distribute modified versions of the software. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. MIPS is a trademark of Imagination Technologies LTD.
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MicroTESK 2.4

New Features
We started a new version of MicroTESK, namely 2.4. Our goal is to support verification of microprocessors with multiple processing elements (PE). The main idea is to maintain several instances of instruction set simulator (ISS) resources during test program generation. Each instance is initialized according to the rules defined in the ‘instantiate’ operation. op instantiate(id: WORD) action = { Reg1 = Expr1(id); ... RegN = ExprN(id); } The number of instances used by the test program generator is set by the ‘instance-number’ option (by default, it is equal to 1). The MicroTESK distribution package can be downloaded from http://forge.ispras.ru/projects/microtesk/files.
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MicroTESK @ SYRCoSE 2016

New Features
MicroTESK will be presented at the 10th Spring/Summer Young Researchers' Colloquim on Software Engineering (SYRCoSE). The event will take place on May 30 - June 1, 2016 in the Recreation Center of Moscow State University (Krasnovidovo, Mozhaysk Region). We will make the following presentations: A. Kamkin, A. Kotsynyak. Specification-Based Test Program Generation for MIPS64 Memory Management Units. A. Tatarnikov. Language for Describing Templates for Test Program Generation for Microprocessors. SYRCoSE is an annual colloquium on software engineering targeted at young researchers (students, postgraduates, young PhDs, etc.). The main goal of the colloquium is to help young specialists to meet each other, to get more information on work of their colleagues, to exchange their experience, and to practice in presenting their results at international conferences and workshops.  
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MicroTESK for ARMv8 @ MTV 2015

New Features
MicroTESK for ARMv8 will be presented at the 16th annual workshop on Microprocessor Test and Verification (MTV) to be held in Austin, TX on December 3-4, 2015. The presentation describes a tool for automatically generating test programs for ARM VMSAv8-64 memory management units. It consists of two parts: an architecture-independent test program generation core (MicroTESK) and VMSAv8-64 specifications. The specifications comprise descriptions of the memory access instructions, loads and stores, and definition of the memory management mechanisms such as translation lookaside buffers, page tables, and cache units. The tool analyzes the specifications and extracts the execution paths and inter-path dependencies. The extracted information is used to systematically enumerate test programs for a user-defined test template. Test data for a particular program are generated by using symbolic execution and constraint solving…
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Java SoftFloat

New Features
MicroTESK's floating-point functionality is based on Java SoftFloat, which is a Java implementation of the Berkeley SoftFloat library, a free, high-quality software implementation of binary floating-point that conforms to the IEEE Standard for Floating-Point Arithmetic. As the original version, Java SoftFloat fully implements four floating-point formats: 32-bit single-precision, 64-bit double-precision, 80-bit double-extended-precision, and 128-bit quadruple-precision. Java SoftFloat is distributed under the Apache License, Version 2.0, which implies the freedom to use the software for any purpose (to distribute it, to modify it and to distribute modified versions of the software) under the terms of the license, but requires preservation of the copyright notice and disclaimer. The current implementation (v1.0) corresponds to SoftFloat Release 2b (2002 May 27).
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MicroTESK 2.3 Alpha Released

New Features
The released version of MicroTESK (v2.3) supports test program generation for MMU. The approach is based on formal specifications of memory access instructions (loads and stores) and buffers (TLB, L1/L2, etc.). Test programs are generated by enumerating all feasible situations (instruction execution paths) and dependencies (sets of inter-instruction conflicts) for a given memory access template. It is important that situations and dependencies are automatically extracted from specifications. New version can be downloaded from the page http://forge.ispras.ru/projects/microtesk/files.  
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