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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...

The Advanced Accelerator Adapter Electro-Mechanical Specification defines an electro-mechanical specification for advanced accelerator adapters within the OpenPOWER eco-system supported by IBM® POWER9™.  POWER9 modules present a 25Gbps interface organized into groups of 8 bit-lanes. Innovation within the community is encouraged for systems that support accelerated...

This paper describes how to port various pre-built application binaries used in BWAKIT into OpenPOWER architecture and execute the BWAKIT pipeline successfully.   Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology produces large volume of genome data, which gets processed using various open source Bioinformatics tools. The configuration and compilation...

The POWER Service Layer to Accelerator Functional Unit (PSL / AFU) interface communicates to the acceleration logic running on the FPGA. Through this interface, the PSL offers services to the AFU. The services offered are cache-line oriented and allow the AFU to make buffering versus...

The OpenPOWER Memory Bus Specification defines the OpenPOWER Memory Bus Architecture.  The architecture and spec are used to develop Memory Function Units(MFU) and to integration of those MFUs into the OpenPOWER system structure. An MFU is a logic block developed by a member of the...

This document provides requirements on a test implementation targeting the Application Binary Interface (ABI) for OpenPOWER. Currently, this test implementation is shipped with the gcc sources, and so forms part of the official gcc build and test process.   The OpenPOWER ELFv2 Application Binary Interface (ABI) Compliance...

The ABI (application binary interface) specification provides the definitions for the machine interface and inter-object interfaces for the little-endian POWER architecture.   This specification defines the OpenPOWER ELF V2 ABI which is derived from and represents the first major update to the Power ABI since the original...

OpenPOWER Ready™ is a mark used by the OpenPOWER Foundation to enable OpenPOWER ecosystem product developers to indicate that a product has been shown / demonstrated to meet a minimum set of characteristics and should be interoperable with other OpenPOWER Ready products.  A signed Trademark...