Compiling workloads

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A cross compiler is a compiler set up to run on one ISA but generate binaries which run on another. You may need one if you intend to simulate a system which uses a particular ISA, Alpha for instance, but don't have access to actual Alpha hardware. There are various sources for cross compilers, listed here in roughly recommended order:

  1. Some architectures have professionally build cross-compilers available from Code Sourcery. These are updated frequently and a good starting point: ARM, MIPS
  2. You can build your own cross compiler using crosstools-ng: Download it from here and follow the instructions on that page.
  3. We have some available on our Download page.