POWER8 Processor User’s Manual


Date Added: May 11, 2018

Revision: 1.3

POWER8 Processor User's Manual  


Level One

  • Technical Resource

Level Two

  • Specifications
  • Programming Guide

Level Three

  • Processor
  • Hardware Focus
  • Software Focus



This user’s manual describes the IBM POWER8 processor single-chip module (SCM) features, facilities, components, and use. It provides information about the POWER8 processor from a programming model point of view, and is intended to be a companion to the Power Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) documentation. This document focuses primarily on the microprocessor core and the storage subsystem. It is intended for system software and hardware developers and application programmers.