Coherent Accelerator Interface Architecture (CAIA) Specification


Date Added: March 15, 2016

Revision: 1.0.0

CAIA Specification - version 1


Level One

  • Technical Resource

Level Two

  • Specifications
  • Technical Working Group

Level Three

  • CAPI
  • Hardware Architecture



This document defines the Coherent Accelerator Interface Architecture (CAIA) for the IBM® POWER8® systems. The information contained in this document allows various CAIA-compliant accelerator implementations to meet the needs of a wide variety of systems and applications. Compatibility with the CAIA allows applications and system software to migrate from one implementation to another with minor changes.

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