The functional simulation of the Aurora_804_vhdl reference design fails because the simulator cannot find the file: "fileread_804_tester.vec".
What is causing this?
The testbench that comes with the Aurora reference design calls for a file called "fileread_804_tester.vec".
This vector file is called by "fileread_804_tester.vhd" through a function call called READ_MEM_H. The READ_MEM_H is defined in a package called READMEM.
Because the "fileread_804_tester.vec" is not available, the simulation does not work.
There are several other ".vec" files contained in the project that are used to test various functions of the design. If the "fileread_804_tester.vhd" is modified to call one of the ".vec" files that are in the project, then the simulation will work fine.