We're simulating a MIPS cache with a program called MipsIT. We've reached a point where we should set access time for the memory.
But I don't understand how to calculate this setting. It says in the spec
Reset the simulator and make sure that I-cache and D-cache are enabled. Set a reasonable access time for the primary memory. Let the other parameters have the standard values.
But I don't understand how to calculate a "reasonable" access time.
It says in the spec:
To get real values at the simulation you must calculate the average of miss penalty. That average you set in as access time in the simulator.
But how to make out a formula and a calculation from it?