@Garcia: Wow! I've taken a look to the Protium platform and it's a really impressive tool!
Thsi class of tool really is amazing -- back in the mid 1980s the company I was working for developed a simple emulator / hardware accelerator -- but FPGAs had only just come on the scene and we never even thought of them in this context.
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