OpenPOWER Ready Definition and Criteria

The OpenPOWER Foundation set up the OpenPOWER Ready™ program in 2016. Within the program, developers identify products for use by members of the OpenPOWER ecosystem. The OpenPOWER Ready mark indicates that a product should work with other OpenPOWER Ready products. Because of this the OpenPOWER Foundation is suggesting that entities providing such products join the foundation.

Companies and other entities can make a strong statement about their support of the OpenPOWER technology as an alternative to other computing solutions by becoming a member of the OpenPOWER Foundation membership.

The OpenPOWER Ready Definition and Criteria document describes the details of the program. Since there are several types of products categorized in the document they are listed below. Because of the differences between the categories of products the criteria varies between them. Developers will find the categories and criteria described in the document.

OpenPOWER Ready Product Categories :

  • Systems
  • System Support Components
  • IO Adapters
    • Storage controllers
    • Network controllers
    • Graphics controllers
  • CAPI Accelerators : Heterogeneous accelerator attached via a CAPI enabled PCIe Adapter
  • OpenCAPI™ 3.0 Adapters
  • Software
  • Operating Systems
  • Applications
  • Tool Chains

This document is a Standard Track, Work Group Specification work product owned by the OpenPOWER Ready Workgroup and handled in compliance with the requirements outlined in the OpenPOWER Foundation Work Group (WG) Process document. Comments, questions, etc. can be submitted to the public mailing list for this document.

Owned by : Compliance TWG
  • version 2.0 2018-04-19
    workgroup specification
  • version 1.9 2018-01-13
    public review draft
  • version 1.6 2017-11-13
    Replaced most of OPR Trusted Boot and Secure Boot section
  • version 1.5 2017-11-12
    Added PCIe G4 compatibility statement
  • version 1.4 2017-11-11
    Added Section for OPEN CAPI
  • version 1.3 2017-11-10
    Added Section for CAPI SNAP
  • version 1.2 2017-08-17
    Updating sections to include Power 9 criteria
  • version 1.1 2017-06-06
    Updated Intro to reflect changes to submission process via web automation
  • version 0.12 2016-03-23
    Added links to request document templates and modified section 1.6 Scope
  • version 0.11 2016-03-22
    Added link to TMLA text
  • version 1.0 2016-03-15
    Approval version - Cleaned URLs
  • version 0.10 2016-03-06
    Updated intro to encourage broad participation.
  • version 0.9 2016-03-05
    Updated system OS criteria
  • version 0.8 2016-03-04
    Add trademark symbols
  • version 0.7 2016-03-03
    Change title to 2016
  • version 0.6 2016-02-02
    Many changes from review of 0.0.6
  • version 0.5 2016-01-27
    Many changes from review of 0.0.5 by WGs and BOD
  • version 0.4 2016-01-20
    Added OpenPOWER Ready Graphics
  • version 0.3 2016-01-15
    Added SW, CAPI, IO chapter
  • version 0.2 2015-12-08
    Added more details on intent and process
  • version 0.1 2015-10-03
    Initial draft based on input from OPIO and DEVPLAT Workgroup
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