- Nobody really remembers what BUP stands for. I was told that it stood for
Bring Up Program. If this is true, it's a misnomer.
By the time the machine was in bring-up, the BUPs had
already run successfully in simulation and
found all the problems they were likely to find.
- Bring Up
- The period of hardware debug when a real machine is available.
- The period of hardware debug when the machine exists only as a
software model. Simulators run several orders of magnitude
slower than real machines.