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The IBM® POWER9™ processor is a superscalar symmetric multiprocessor designed for use in servers and large-cluster systems. It uses 14 nm technology with 17 metal layers. The POWER9 processor supports direct-attach memory. It supports a maximum symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) size of two sockets and is...

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....

Power ISA™ Version 3.0B The Power Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) Version 3.0B is a specification that describes the architecture used for the IBM POWER9 processor.  It defines the instructions the processors execute.  It is comprised of three books and a set of appendices. - Book I,...

IBM Power ISA™ Version 2.07B The Power Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) Version 2.07B is a specification that describes the architecture used for the  IBM® POWER8®, IBM® POWER8® with NVIDIA® NVLink™ Technology, the Suzhou Powercore Technology CP1 processor & prior IBM Power Architecture® processors.  It defines the...

This architecture specification provides a comprehensive computer system platform-to-software interface definition,combined with minimum system requirements, that enables the development of and software porting to a range of compatible industry-standard computer systems from workstations through servers. These systems are based on the requirements defined in the...

DESCRIPTION The Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) on IBM POWER8 systems is a new means for solution architects to gain system-level performance. CAPI connects a custom acceleration engine to the coherent fabric of the POWER8 chip. The hybrid solution has a simple programming paradigm while delivering...

With the US Department of Energy’s announcement of plans to base two future flagship supercomputers on IBM POWER CPUs, NVIDIA GPUs, NVIDIA NVLink interconnect, and Mellanox high-speed networking, many developers are getting started building GPU-accelerated applications that run on IBM POWER processors. The good news...