Resource Catalog

The vision of OpenPOWER Foundation includes key tools and resources to build upon the POWER architecture. In addition to the Foundation’s deliverables, members of the community are already developing OpenPOWER solutions that support our vision.

Please use the search and filters below to filter through all the items in the Resource Library. You can select a Resource Type (left-most filter box), then Main Category and Sub Category. Or, you can jump to a specific sub-category without first selecting a Resource Type.

Check back frequently to find new items added to the Resource Library and please contact OpenPOWER Foundation if you have any questions.

Name Technical Resources Main Category Sub Category Date Revision Keywords
Broadcom Limited MegaRaid 9361-8i

Eight-port internal 12Gb dual core ROC-based SAS solution for data center, cloud, and performance applications using up to 128 SAS or SATA devices

megaraid-9361-8i

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
December 09, 2016 MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i 12Gb/s SAS and SATA RAID Controller
Mellanox Technologies ConnectX®-4Lx MCX4121A-ACAT

ConnectX®-4 Lx EN network interface card, 25GbE dual-port SFP+, PCIe3.0 x8, tall bracket, ROHS R6

mellanox-connectx-4lx-mcx4121a-acat

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
November 30, 2016 25GbE
ConnectX®-4 Lx
dual port
High Performance Computing
Low latency
Network interface card
RDMA
RoCE
Storage
TCP Stateless Offloads
Mellanox Technologies ConnectX®-4MCX416A-CCAT

ConnectX®-4 EN network interface card, 100GbE, dual-port QSFP28, PCIe3.0 x16, tall bracket, ROHS R6

mellanox-connectx-4mcx416a-ccat

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
November 30, 2016 100GbE
ConnectX®-4
dual port
Ethernet
High Performance Computing
Low latency
Network interface card
RDMA
RoCE
Storage
TCP Stateless Offloads
Mellanox Technologies ConnectX®-3 ProMCX312B-XCCT

ConnectX®-3 Pro EN network interface card, 10GbE, dual-port SFP+, PCIe3.0 x8 8GT/s, tall bracket, RoHS R6

 

mellanox-connectx-3-promcx312b-xcct

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
November 30, 2016 10GbE
ConnectX®-3 Pro
dual port
High Performance Computing
Low latency
Network interface card
RDMA
RoCE
Storage
TCP Stateless Offloads
Mellanox Technologies ConnectX®-3 MCX314A-BCBT

ConnectX®-3 EN network interface card, 40/56GbE, dual-port QSFP+, PCIe3.0 x8 8GT/s, tall bracket, RoHS R6

mellanox-connectx-3_mcx314a-bcbt

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
November 30, 2016 40GbE
56GbE
ConnectX®-3
dual port
Ethernet
High Performance Computing
Low latency
Network interface card
RDMA
RoCE
Storage
TCP Stateless Offloads
Mellanox Technologies ConnectX®-4Lx MCX4121A-XCAT

ConnectX®-4 Lx EN network interface card, 10GbE dual-port SFP+, PCIe3.0 x8, tall bracket, ROHS R6

approved-mellanox-connectx-4_lx_mcx4121a-xcat

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
November 30, 2016 10GbE
ConnectX®-4 Lx
dual port
High Performance Computing
Low latency
Network interface card
RDMA
RoCE
Storage
TCP Stateless Offloads
Mellanox Technologies Ltd., SN2100

Spectrum(TM) based 40GbE, 1U Open Ethernet Switch with MLNX-OS, 16 QSFP28 ports, 2 Power Supplies (AC), short depth, Rangeley CPU, P2C airflow, Rail Kit must be purchased separately, RoHS6

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
November 08, 2016 SN2100
Mellanox Technologies Ltd. SN2410

Spectrum(TM) based 10GbE/100GbE 1U Open Ethernet switch with MLNX-OS, 48 SFP28 ports, 8 QSFP28 ports, 2 power supplies (AC), x86 dual core, Short depth, P2C airflow, Rail Kit, RoHS6

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
November 08, 2016 SN2410
IBM CAPI GZIP Adapter

CAPI enabled hardware compression

 

capi

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
CAPI
IO
System
November 03, 2016
Broadcom NetXtreme® C-Series Dual Port 25G Cloud-Optimized PCIe Ethernet NIC

Broadcom NetXtreme® C-Series Dual Port 25G Cloud-Optimized PCIe Ethernet NIC

broadcom-netxtreme-c-series-dual-port-25g-cloud-optimized-pcie-ethernet-nic

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
October 18, 2016 Broadcom NetXtreme® C-Series Dual Port 25G Cloud-Optimized PCIe Ethernet NIC
NFV
NVGRE
SDN
SFP28
TruFlow
VXLAN
Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) Service Interface (FSI) – OpenFSI Specification

This document describes a Field replaceable unit Support Interface(FSI) suited to service all chips in a computer system via a common serial interface. Key features are ease of use, easy scalability, robustness, and support for virtualisation and the tunneling of interrupts and DMA control signals across the interface. FSI is superior to similar industry standard interfaces in these and many other features including speed, distance, data protection, and address range.

FSI is a point to point two wire interface operating in half duplex mode, which is capable of supporting distances of up to 4 meters at up to 166 MHz bus frequency. All operations are fully CRC checked to allow error recovery.
With its versatile architecture, the FSI is suited for a wide range of applications from service access to in-system test.

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OpenPOWER WorkGroup
Technical Resource
Specifications
Technical Working Group
FSI Speficiation
October 13, 2016
Alpha Data ADM-PCIE-8V3 OpenPOWER Ready Products
CAPI
IO
System
Applications
Operating Systems
September 14, 2016 DDR4 Memory
FPGA
Low Profile
passively cooled
production ready
QSFP+
VU095
Alpha Data ADM-PCIE-8K5 OpenPOWER Ready Products
CAPI
IO
System
Applications
Operating Systems
September 14, 2016 DDR4 Memory
FPGA
KU115
Low Profile
passively cooled
production ready
SFP+
OpenPOWER Foundation Documentation Development Guide

The OpenPOWER Foundation documentation template provides a framework for OpenPOWER public and private documentation. The goal of the template and this writeup is to promote community contributions to OpenPOWER documenation and to enable new contributions within a common look and feel.

The major sections of this document addresses the following topics:

  • Getting started: This section details tools and commands used to contribute to OpenPOWER documentation. All users who are new to OpenPOWER Foundation documentation should start here.
  • Creating a new document: This section provides step-by-step instructions on how to create a new document from scratch. Use this section to start a new document.
  • Modifying an existing document: This section highlights common steps in editing an existing OpenPOWER Foundation document. Use this section as a guideline for contributing to an existing document.
  • Debugging build failures: This section provides examples of the two most common types of build failures and helps users find the relevant failure information.
  • Publishing OpenPOWER Documents: This section explains key document types and the appropriate work flow for publishing OpenPOWER Foundation documents.
  • Understanding the project structure: This section provides detailed descriptions of the various project components and their roles in the documentation creation process.
  • Policies and conventions: This section contains the generally accepted guidelines for creating OpenPOWER documentation. Use this section as a reference for documentation style beyond template provided features.
  • Frequently asked questions: This section answers common questions. Use this section when the other sections do not answer your questions.
  • Common git commands: This section contains examples of commonly used git commands. Reference this section to find information on a specific git operation.
  • Finding more information: This section provides pointers to on-line information about XML, Docbook, Maven, and other relevant references.
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OpenPOWER WorkGroup
Technical Resource
OpenPOWER Working Groups
September 06, 2016
Ingrasys Technology, Barreleye

Power8 2-socket server system – Open Compute, Open Rack form factor, based upon OCP Barreleye G1 specification.

OPR_Ingrasys_Barreleye_2016-08-19 (1)

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
OPF Solutions: Systems
System
August 23, 2016 Barreleye
Ingrasys
OCP
Open Compute
Power8
Server
Storage
HGST’s 4U60 Storage Enclosure

High-density, scalable, and cost-effective design includes 60 Ultrastar® 3.5-inch drive modules in a 4U storage enclosure and offers 2x2x4-lane SAS 12Gb/s performance, high availability (HA), and hot-swappable components.

Approved, HGST 4U60 Storage Enclosure

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
July 11, 2016 JBOD Platforms
SAS Storage Enclosure
IBM Corporation, Cloud Builder OpenPOWER Ready Products
OPF Solutions : Cloud Deployments
June 29, 2016
IBM Power ISA™ Version 2.07 B

IBM Power ISA™ Version 2.07 B

The Power Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) Version 2.07 B is a specification that describes the architecture used for the IBM Power 8 processor and the Suzhou Powercore Technology CP1 processor.  It defines the instructions the processors execute.    It is comprised of three books and a set of appendices.

  • – Book I, Power ISA User Instruction Set Architecture, covers the base instruction set and related facilities available to the application programmer.
  • – Book II, Power ISA Virtual Environment Architecture, defines the storage model and related instructions and facilities available to the application programmer.
  • – Book III, Power ISA Operating Environment Architecture, defines the supervisor instructions and related facilities.

The Power ISA specification is an important resource for software developers especially compiler and tool chain developers.  Firmware and operating system developers will also find it essential.  The reference link will take you to IBM’s OpenPOWER Connect resources and will require an IBMid to access.  If you do not have one please request one as you login.

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Technical Resource
Specifications
Processor
June 16, 2016
StackVelocity, Saba SV2245-1N-2P8-1

2U 2S Power8 Storage Rich Server

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
System
June 15, 2016 High Performance Analytics Workhorse
Mellanox Technologies, Ethernet SX Series Switch SX1710

 

SwitchX®-2 based 40GbE, 1U Open Ethernet Switch with MLNX-OS, 36 QSFP+ ports

SX1710

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
System
May 25, 2016 Ethernet Switch
Mellanox Technologies, Ethernet SX Series Switch SX1410

SwitchX®-2 based 48x10Gb and 12x40Gb, 1U Open Ethernet Switch with MLNX-OS

SX1410

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
System
May 25, 2016 Ethernet Switch
Mellanox Technologies, Ethernet SN Series Switch SN2700

Spectrum® based 100GbE, 1U Open Ethernet Switch, 32 QSFP28 ports

SN2700

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
System
May 25, 2016 Ethernet Switch
Mellanox Technologies, Ethernet SX Series SX1016 Switch
SwitchX®-2 based 10GigE, 1U Open Ethernet Switch with MLNX-OS, 64-port SFP+

SX 1016

 

 

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
System
May 25, 2016 64 Port
Ethernet Switch
Mellanox Technologies Ltd., Ethernet SX Series Switch SX1012,

SwitchX®-2 based 10GbE/40GbE, 1U

Open Ethernet Switch with MLNX-OS, 12

QSFP+ ports

SX1012

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
System
May 25, 2016 Open Ethernt
Switch
System Support
OpenPOWER CAPI 1.0 Accelerator Compliance: Test Specification

The OpenPOWER CAPI Accelerator Compliance – Test Specification provides the requirements for a test suite to demonstrate the compliance of an OpenPOWER CAPI Accelerator solution with the relevant OpenPOWER specifications. The OpenPOWER specifications covered are:

  1. OpenPOWER Power Service Layer (PSL) to Accelerator Function Unit (AFU) Interface Specification which describes the hardware level interface between the PSL and the AFU.  It is used by AFU developers to easily connect a specialized accelerator into the OpenPOWER system structure.
  2. OpenPOWER Coherent Accelerator Interface Architecture Version 1 (CAIA V1) Specification   which describes the software interface to the PSL and is used by accelerated application developers.

The OpenPOWER CAPI Accelerator Compliance – Test Specification document is a Standards Track, Work Group Specification owned by the Compliance Workgroup and handled in compliance with the requirements outlined in the OpenPOWER Foundation Work Group (WG) Process document.

Comments about this document may be submitted to the Compliance Workgroup by emailing to <capi_accelerator@mailinglist.openpowerfoundation.org>.

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Technical Resource
Specifications
CAPI
May 16, 2016
IBM Power ISA™ Version 3.0

Power ISA™ Version 3.0

The Power Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) Version 3.0 is a specification that describes the architecture used for the IBM Power 9 processor.  It defines the instructions the processors execute.It is comprised of three books and a set of appendices.

  • – Book I, Power ISA User Instruction Set Architecture, covers the base instruction set and related facilities available to the application programmer.
  • – Book II, Power ISA Virtual Environment Architecture, defines the storage model and related instructions and facilities available to the application programmer.
  • – Book III, Power ISA Operating Environment Architecture, defines the supervisor instructions and related facilities.

Power ISA™ Version 3.0 Programming Model Bulletin

The Power ISA Version 3.0 Programming Model Bulletin describes changes to Power ISA Version 3.0  Three VSX instructions have been removed.  Changes to the function of six other VSX instructions are described.  These changes are published to facilitate software development.  They will be incorporated in a future release of the main document.

 

ibm_logo-240x96

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Technical Resource
Specifications
General Architecture
Processor
May 13, 2016
IBM, IBM® Advance Toolchain for Linux on Power

Set of open source development tools and runtime libraries which allows users to take leading edge advantage of IBM’s latest POWER hardware features on Linux

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
May 03, 2016 advancetoolchain
linux
power
toolchain
Auviz Systems, AuvizDNN

AuvizDNN is an optimized library of functions similar to CuDNN to create deep learning algorithms on FPGA accelerators.

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
May 02, 2016 Computer Vision Accelerator
Deep Learning (CNN) Neural Network Accelerator
Linear Algebra Accelerator
Linux on Power Architecture Platform Reference

The purpose of this document is to define the architecture and minimum system requirements on which all LoPAPR platforms are based. These requirements are intended to be precise enough to assure OS compatibility for several operating system (OS) levels (current and “n-1” versions), broad enough to cover workstations through server platforms in single or multiprocessor configurations, and forward-looking enough to allow evolution.

 

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Technical Resource
Specifications
General Architecture
May 02, 2016
Broadcom Ltd. LPe31002

Emulex Gen 6 (16Gb) Fibre Channel HBA

Broadcom LPe12004

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 22, 2016 16GB
16GFC
4GB
4GFC
8GB
8GFC
FC
Host Bus Adapter
LightPulse
SAN
T10-PI
Broadcom Ltd., LPe16002B

Emulex Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel HBA

Broadcom LPe12004

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 22, 2016 16GB
16GFC
4GB
4GFC
8GB
8GFC
FC
Host Bus Adapter
LightPulse
SAN
T10-PI
Broadcom Ltd. LPe12004

Emulex 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA

Broadcom LPe12004

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 22, 2016 2Gb
2GFC
4GB
4GFC
8GB
8GFC
FC
Host Bus Adapter
LightPulse
SAN
T10-PI
Broadcom Ltd. LPe12002

Emulex 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA

Broadcom LPe12002

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 22, 2016 2Gb
2GFC
4GB
4GFC
8GB
8GFC
FC
Host Bus Adapter
LightPulse
SAN
T10-PI
Broadcom Ltd. LPe32002

Emulex Gen 6 (32Gb) Fibre Channel HBA

Broadcom LPe32002

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 22, 2016 16GB
16GFC
32Gb
32GFC
8GB
8GFC
FC
Host Bus Adapter
LightPulse
SAN
T10-PI
QLogic® Corporation QLE2564L

Quad-port 8Gbps Fibre Channel Adapter, low profile, PCIe® 2.0 x8

QLE2564L

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
System
April 18, 2016 4 port
4 ports
8 Gbps
8G
8G FC
8Gbps
FC
Fibre Channel
HBA
Host Bus Adapter
quad port
SAN
SAN Connectivity
Storage Area Network
Storage Connectivity
MemBlaze PBlaze 4 series

The PBlaze4 Series is Memblazes’ next generation enterprise SSD designed to deliver consistent level of performance and  reliability for the most demanding data center applications, including database, CDN, Tier1 Caching, Virtualization and Cloud Computing.

MemBlaze PBlaze42016.04

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
April 15, 2016 Cloud
PBlaze 4
PCIe SSD
IBM XL Fortran

Compiler for Fortran on Linux LE on Power systems

XL Fortran

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
Software
Tools/Compilers
April 13, 2016 Compiler
Fortran optimization performance
IBM, XL Cpp-CE

Compiler for C and C++ on Linux LE on Power systems Free of charge

IBM XL Cpp-linux

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
Software
Tools/Compilers
April 13, 2016 C++
Compiler
optimization performance
IBM XL Cpp-Linux

Compiler for C and C++ on Linux LE on Power systems

IBM XL Cpp-linux

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
Software
Tools/Compilers
April 13, 2016 C C ++
Compiler
optimization performance
Zoom Server, OpenPower8/CP1

OpenPower8 based 2-Socket Rack Server

RedPOWER Server

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
System
April 11, 2016 OpenPOWER
RedPOWER
Canonical Inc., Ubuntu

Ubuntu Leading OS for Cloud & Scaleout computing

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
Software
Operating Systems
April 05, 2016 Cloud
maas
openstack
operating system
scaleout
Ubuntu
Edico Genome Corporation, Bio-IT Processor

The DRAGEN Bio-IT Platform is based on the highly reconfigurable DRAGEN Bio-IT Processor which is integrated on a PCIe card and is available in a pre-configured server that can be seamlessly integrated into customer’s NGS bioinformatics workflows. The platform can be loaded with highly optimized algorithms for many different NGS secondary analysis pipelines such as Whole Genome or Exome, RNAseq, Methylome, Microbiome and Cancer.

Edico Genome Corp, DRAGEN, 2016_04_05

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Accelerators
April 05, 2016 Edico Genome DRAGEN
PCIe
Mellanox Technologies, Connect-IB® MCB194A-FCAT

Connect-IB® Host Channel Adapter, dual-port QSFP, FDR 56Gb/s, PCIe3.0 x16, tall bracket, RoHS R6

Mellanix Tech, Connect-IB_MCB194A-FCAT4.4

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Network Interface
April 05, 2016 Connect-IB®
dual port
FDR 56Gb/s
High Performance Computing
Host channel adapter
Low latency
RDMA
Storage
Mellanox Technologies, ConnectX®-4 MCX455A-ECAT

ConnectX®-4 VPI adapter card, EDR IB (100Gb/s) and 100GbE, single port QSFP28, PCIe3.0 x16, tall bracket, ROHS R6

Mellanox Tech, ConnectX-4, MCX455A-ECAT, 4.4

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Network Interface
April 05, 2016 100GbE
Adapter card
ConnectX®-4
EDR IB
High Performance Computing
Low latency
RDMA
RoCE
single port
Storage
TCP Stateless Offloads
VPI
Mellanox Technologies, ConnectX®-4 MCX456A-ECAT

ConnectX®-4 Adapter Card

Mellanox Tech, ConnectX®-4 MCX456A-ECAT, 4.4

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Network Interface
April 05, 2016 100GbE
Adapter card
ConnectX®-4
dual port
EDR IB
High Performance Computing
Low latency
RDMA
RoCE
Storage
TCP Stateless Offloads
IBM Corp. K80-GPU

NVIDIA-K80-GPU PCIe gen3 x16 GPU Adapter (FC EC4B; CCIN 2CE9)

IBM, K80, 03-31-2016

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
April 05, 2016 CUDA
GPU
K80
NVIDIA
Tesla
IBM Corp. K40-GPU

NVIDIA® K40 GPU Adapter. PCIe gen3 x16 GPU Adapter (FC EC47; CCIN 2CE8)

IBM, K40, 03-31-2016a

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
April 05, 2016 CUDA
GPU
K40
NVIDIA
IBM Corp. 4P-10Gb-SFP+/SR Ethernet NIC EN15/EN16/EN17/EN18

The Emulex® PCIe G3 x8 4×10 4-Port Ethernet SR Optical / SFP+ Cu. This adapter uses Emulex
controller XE201 (in NIC only mode)

IBM, 4P-10G-NIC, 03-31-2016

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
April 05, 2016 10Gb NIC
1Gb NIC
Ethernet
SFP+
SR+
XE201
IBM Corp. 10Gb-SFP+/SR Ethernet NIC EN0S/EN0T/EN0U/EN0V

The QLogic® 57810 PCIe2 4-Port (2P 10Gb+2P 1GbE) SR/SFP+ Cu +RJ45 Adapter

Approved, IBM, 2P-10GBase-T-NIC, 03-31-2016

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
April 05, 2016 10Gb NIC
1Gb NIC
1GBase-T
BCM57810
Ethernet
SFP+
SR+
IBM Corp. 2P-10GBase-T Ethernet NIC EN0W/EN0X

The QLogic® 57810 PCIe2 2-port 10GBaseT RJ45 Adapter

Approved, IBM, 2P-10GBase-T-NIC, 03-31-2016

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
April 05, 2016 10GBaseT
BCM57810
Ethernet
NIC
IBM Corp. 4P-1Gb Ethernet NIC 5899/5260

The Broadcom® NetXtreme® BCM 5719 PCIe2 4-port 1GbE Adapter

IBM, 4P-1G-NIC, 03-31-2016 - Copy

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
April 05, 2016 1Gb NIC
1GBase-T
BCM5719
Ethernet
IBM Corp. 10Gb Ethernet NIC+FCoE EN0H/EN0J/EN0K/EN0L

The Emulex® PCIe Gen3 4-port (10Gb FCoE and 1GbE) SR&RJ4 – SR and Cu. This adapter uses
Emulex Engine™ XE201 (in NIC+ FCoE converged NIC mode)

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
April 05, 2016 10Gb NIC
4 port
CNA
Ethernet
FCoE
PCIe
SR-IOV
IBM Corp. 10Gb Ethernet NIC/RDMA EC2M/EC2N/EC37/EC38/EL3X/EL40

The Mellanox® ConnectX-3® Pro PCIe3 2-Port 10 GbE NIC RoCE SR/SFP+ adapter

IBM, EC2M, 03-31-2016

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
April 05, 2016 10Gb NIC
2 port
Ethernet Adapter
HCA
PCIe
RDMA
RoCE
IBM Corp. 40Gb Ethernet NIC/RDMA EC3A/EC3B

The Mellanox® ConnectX-3® PCIe3 2-Port 40 GbE NIC RoCE QSFP+ Adapter

IBM, EC3A-EC3B, 3-31-2016

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
April 05, 2016 40Gb NIC
Ethernet
Ethernet Adapter
HCA
PCIe
RDMA
RoCE
IBM Corp. EDR IB EC3T/EC3U

The Mellanox ConnectX®-4 PCIe3 1-port 100Gb EDR IB Adapter x16

IBM, EC3E-EC3F, 3-31-2016

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
April 05, 2016 EDR IB
IB HCA
Infiniband
PCIe
IBM Corp. EDR IB EC3E/EC3F

The Mellanox ConnectX®-4 PCIe3 2-port 100Gb EDR IB Adapter x16

IBM, EC3E-EC3F, 3-31-2016

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
April 05, 2016 2 port
EDR IB
IB HCA
Infiniband
PCIe
QLogic® QLE2672

Dual-port Gen 5 (16Gbps) Fibre Channel Adapter, low profile, PCIe® 3.0 x4

QLogic, QLE2672

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 01, 2016 16G FC
16Gbps
2 ports
dual port
Fibre Channel
HBA
Host Bus Adapter
SAN Connectivity
Storage Area Network
Marvell 88RC9580

88RC9580PCIe 2.0 x8 to 8-port SAS/SATA 6 Gbps RAID-On-Chip processor

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 01, 2016 6 Gbps
8-Port
PCIe 2.0
ROC
SAS
SATA
Marvell 88RC9548

88RC9548PCIe 2.0 x8 to 4-port SAS/SATA 6 Gbps RAID-On-Chip processor

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 01, 2016 4 port
6 Gbps
PCIe 2.0
ROC
SAS
SATA
Marvell 88SE1485

88SE1485PCIe 3.0 x8 to 8-Port 12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA I/O Controller

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 01, 2016 12 Gbps
6 Gbps
8-Port
PCIe 3.0
SAS
SATA
Marvell 88SE1475

88SE1475PCIe 3.0 x8 to 16-Port 6 Gbps SATA I/O Controller

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 01, 2016 16-Port
6 Gbps
PCIe 3.0
SATA
Marvell 88SE9215

88SE9215One-lane PCIe 2.0 to Four-port 6Gbps SATA I/O controller

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 01, 2016 4 port
6 Gbps
I/O controller
PCIe 2.0
SATA
Marvell 88SE1495

88SE1495PCIe 3.0 x8 to 16-Port 12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA I/O Controller

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 01, 2016 12 Gbps
16-Port
6 Gbps
PCIe 3.0
SAS
SATA
Marvell 88SE9235

88SE9235Two-lane PCIe 2.0 to Four-port 6Gbps SATA I/O controller

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 01, 2016 4 port
6 Gbps
PCIe 2.0
SATA
Marvell 88SE9230

88SE9230PCIe 2.0 x2 to 4-port SATA 6 Gbps RAID controller

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 01, 2016 4 port
6 Gbps
PCIe 2.0
RAID
SATA
Marvell 88SE9485

88SE9485PCIe 2.0 x8 to 8-port SAS/SATA 6 Gbps I/O controller

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 01, 2016 6 Gbps
8-Port
PCIe 2.0
SAS
SATA
Marvell 88SE9445

88SE9445PCIe 2.0 x4 to 4-port SAS/SATA 6 Gbps I/O controller

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 01, 2016 4 port
6 Gbps
PCIe 2.0
SAS
SATA
QLogic® QLE2562

QLE2672Dual-port 8Gbps Fibre Channel Adapter, low profile, PCIe® 2.0 x4

 

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OpenPOWER Ready Products
IO
Storage
April 01, 2016 2 port
2 ports
8 Gbps
8G
8G FC
8Gbps
dual port
FC
Fibre Channel
HBA
Host Bus Adapter
SAN
SAN Connectivity
Storage Area Network
Storage Connectivity
IBM FDR IB EL50/EL3D

EL50-EL3DThe Mellanox Connect-IB® PCIe3 2-port 56Gb FDR IB Adapter x16.

 

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IO
Network Interface
March 31, 2016 FDR IB
IB HCA
Infiniband
IBM S822LC

S822LCPOWER8 Server

 

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System
March 31, 2016
IBM S824L Model 8247-42L

S824LPOWER8 Server

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System
March 31, 2016
IBM S812LC 8348-21C

S812LCPOWER8 Server

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System
March 31, 2016
IBM S812L 8247-21L

S812L 8247-21LPOWER8 Server

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System
March 31, 2016
IBM S822L 8247-22L

S822L 8247-22LPOWER8 Server

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System
March 31, 2016
Beijing Neu Cloud Oriental NL2205

NL22002205-L2C, 2205-L2G

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System
March 31, 2016 NCO
Neu Cloud
NL2205
Server
Beijing Neu Cloud Oriental NL2200

NL22002200-L2C, 2200-L2G

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System
March 31, 2016 NCO
Neu Cloud
NL2200
Server
Alpha Data ADM-PCIE-7V3

7V3

Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA accelerator Board

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CAPI
Accelerators
March 31, 2016 DDR3 ECC Memory
FPGA
Low Profile
production ready
SATA
SFP+
VX690T
x8
Chelsio Communications T520-SO-CR

T520-SO-CRChelsio’s T520-SO-CR is built upon the Terminator 5 (T5) High Performance ASIC and is a 10 GbE memory free Unified Wire adapter, with PCI Express Gen 3 host bus interface, optimized for cloud computing, HPC, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications

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IO
Network Interface
March 31, 2016 10GbE
2 ports
Classification
Ethernet Adapter
FCoE
iSCSI
iWARP
NIC
offload
RDMA
SAN
Storage
TOE
Traffic Management
UDP Offload
Chelsio Communications T520-BT

T520-BTChelsio’s T520-BT is built upon the Terminator 5 (T5) High Performance ASIC and is a 10GBase-T 10 GbE Unified Wire adapter, with PCI Express Gen 3 host bus interface, optimized for cloud computing, HPC, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications

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IO
Network Interface
March 31, 2016 10GbE
2 ports
Classification
Ethernet Adapter
FCoE
iSCSI
iWARP
NIC
offload
RDMA
SAN
Storage
TOE
Traffic Management
UDP Offload
Chelsio Communications T520-CR

T520-CRChelsio’s T520-CR is built upon the Terminator 5 (T5) High Performance ASIC and is a 10 GbE Unified Wire adapter, with PCI Express Gen 3 host bus interface, optimized for cloud computing, HPC, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications

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IO
Network Interface
March 31, 2016 10GbE
2 ports
Classification
Ethernet Adapter
FCoE
iSCSI
iWARP
NIC
offload
RDMA
SAN
Storage
TOE
Traffic Management
UDP Offload
Chelsio Communications T580-SO-CR

T580-SO-CRChelsio’s T580-SO-CR is built upon the Terminator 5 (T5) High Performance ASIC and is a 40 GbE memory free Unified Wire adapter, with PCI Express Gen 3 host bus interface, optimized for cloud computing, HPC, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications

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IO
Network Interface
March 31, 2016 2 ports
40GbE
Classification
Ethernet Adapter
FCoE
iSCSI
iWARP
NIC
offload
RDMA
SAN
Storage
TOE
Traffic Management
UDP Offload
Chelsio Communications T580-LP-CR

T580-LP-CRChelsio’s T580-LP-CR is built upon the Terminator 5 (T5) High Performance ASIC and is a 40 GbE Unified Wire adapter, with PCI Express Gen 3 host bus interface, optimized for cloud computing, HPC, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications

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IO
Network Interface
March 31, 2016 2 ports
40GbE
Classification
Ethernet Adapter
FCoE
iSCSI
iWARP
NIC
offload
RDMA
SAN
Storage
TOE
Traffic Management
UDP Offload
Chelsio Communications T580-CR

T580-CRChelsio’s T580-CR is built upon the Terminator 5 (T5) High Performance ASIC and is a 40 GbE Unified Wire adapter, with PCI Express Gen 3 host bus interface, optimized for cloud computing, HPC, virtualization, storage, and other data center applications

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IO
Network Interface
March 31, 2016 2 ports
40GbE
Classification
Ethernet Adapter
FCoE
iSCSI
iWARP
NIC
offload
RDMA
SAN
Storage
TOE
Traffic Management
UDP Offload
Alpha Data ADM-PCIE-KU3

adm-pcie-ku3Xilinx UltraScale FPGA accelerator Board

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CAPI
Accelerators
March 31, 2016 DDR3 ECC Memory
FPGA
KU060
Low Profile
passively cooled
production ready
QSFP+
Nallatech 385

FPGA CAPI Accelerator Card385

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CAPI
Accelerators
March 31, 2016 10G
385
CAPI
FPGA
Stratix V
Microsemi Adaptec® Series 7 Model 7805 Adapter

7805PCIe Gen 3.0 x8

MD2 Low Profile

RAID Controller

6Gb/s SAS/SATA

8 Port Configuration: 2 internal mini SAS HD x4 ports

 

SUPPORTED HDD/SSD DEVICES: http://adaptec.pmcs.com/en-us/_common/compatibility/

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IO
Storage
March 30, 2016 6Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
7805
8 Ports
Adaptec
ADPT
Controller
Gen 3.0
Internal Mini-SAS HD
Low Profile
MD2
Microsemi
MSCC
PCIe
PMC
PMC-Sierra
PMCS
RAID
Series 7
Microsemi Adaptec® Series 7 Model 71605 Adapter

71605PCIe Gen 3.0 x8

MD2 Low Profile

RAID Controller

6Gb/s SAS/SATA

16 Port Configuration: 4 internal mini SAS HD x4 ports

 

SUPPORTED HDD/SSD DEVICES: http://adaptec.pmcs.com/en-us/_common/compatibility/

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IO
Storage
March 30, 2016 16 Ports
6Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
71605
Adaptec
ADPT
Controller
Gen 3.0
Internal Mini-SAS HD
Low Profile
MD2
Microsemi
MSCC
PCIe
PMC
PMC-Sierra
PMCS
RAID
Series 7
Microsemi Adaptec® Series 7 Model 71605E Adapter

71605EPCIe Gen 3.0 x8

MD2 Low Profile

RAID Controller (Entry-RAID Only)

6Gb/s SAS/SATA

16 Port Configuration: 4 internal mini SAS HD x4 ports

 

SUPPORTED HDD/SSD DEVICES: http://adaptec.pmcs.com/en-us/_common/compatibility/

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IO
Storage
March 30, 2016 16 Ports
6Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
71605E
Adaptec
ADPT
Controller
Entry-RAID
Gen 3.0
Internal Mini-SAS HD
Low Profile
MD2
Microsemi
MSCC
PCIe
PMC
PMC-Sierra
PMCS
Series 7
Microsemi Adaptec® Series 7 Model 71685 Adapter

71685PCIe Gen 3.0 x8

Half Length, Full Height

RAID Controller

6Gb/s SAS/SATA

24 Port Configuration: 4 internal mini SAS HD x4 ports, 2 external mini SAS HD x4 ports

 

SUPPORTED HDD/SSD DEVICES: http://adaptec.pmcs.com/en-us/_common/compatibility/

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IO
Storage
March 30, 2016 24 Ports
6Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
71685
Adaptec
ADPT
Controller
External Mini-SAS HD
Full Height
Gen 3.0
Half Length
Internal Mini-SAS HD
Microsemi
MSCC
PCIe
PMC
PMC-Sierra
PMCS
RAID
Series 7
Microsemi Adaptec® Series 7 Model 72405 Adapter

72405PCIe Gen 3.0 x8

Half Length, Full Height

RAID Controller

6Gb/s SAS/SATA

24 Port Configuration: 6 internal mini SAS HD x4 ports

 

SUPPORTED HDD/SSD DEVICES: http://adaptec.pmcs.com/en-us/_common/compatibility/

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IO
Storage
March 30, 2016 24 Ports
6Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
72405
Adaptec
ADPT
Controller
Full Height
Gen 3.0
Half Length
Internal Mini-SAS HD
Microsemi
MSCC
PCIe
PMC
PMC-Sierra
PMCS
RAID
Series 7
Microsemi Adaptec® Series 7 Model 78165 Adapter

78165PCIe Gen 3.0 x8

MD2 Low Profile

RAID Controller

6Gb/s SAS/SATA

24 Port Configuration: 2 internal mini SAS HD x4 ports, 4 external mini SAS HD x4 ports

 

SUPPORTED HDD/SSD DEVICES: http://adaptec.pmcs.com/en-us/_common/compatibility/

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IO
Storage
March 30, 2016 24 Ports
6Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
78165
Adaptec
ADPT
Controller
External Mini-SAS HD
Gen 3.0
Internal Mini-SAS HD
Low Profile
MD2
Microsemi
MSCC
PCIe
PMC
PMC-Sierra
PMCS
RAID
Series 7
Microsemi Adaptec® Series 8 Model 8405 Adapter

8405PCIe Gen 3.0 x8

MD2 Low Profile

RAID Controller

12Gb/s SAS and 6Gb/s SATA

4 Port Configuration: 1 internal mini SAS HD x4 ports

 

SUPPORTED HDD/SSD DEVICES: http://adaptec.pmcs.com/en-us/_common/compatibility/

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IO
Storage
March 30, 2016 12Gb/s SAS
4 ports
6Gb/s SATA
8405
Adaptec
ADPT
Controller
Gen 3.0
Internal Mini-SAS HD
Low Profile
MD2
Microsemi
MSCC
PCIe
PMC
PMC-Sierra
PMCS
RAID
Series 8
Microsemi Adaptec® Series 8 Model 8805 Adapter

8805PCIe Gen 3.0 x8

MD2 Low Profile

RAID Controller

12Gb/s SAS and 6Gb/s SATA

8 Port Configuration: 2 internal mini SAS HD x4 ports

 

SUPPORTED HDD/SSD DEVICES: http://adaptec.pmcs.com/en-us/_common/compatibility/

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IO
Storage
March 30, 2016 12Gb/s SAS
6Gb/s SATA
8 Ports
8805
Adaptec
ADPT
Controller
Gen 3.0
Internal Mini-SAS HD
Low Profile
MD2
Microsemi
MSCC
PCIe
PMC
PMC-Sierra
PMCS
RAID
Series 8
Microsemi Adaptec® Series 8 Model 8885 Adapter

8885PCIe Gen 3.0 x8

MD2 Low Profile

RAID Controller

12Gb/s SAS and 6Gb/s SATA

16 Port Configuration: 2 internal mini SAS HD x4 ports, 2 external mini SAS HD x4 ports

 

SUPPORTED HDD/SSD DEVICES: http://adaptec.pmcs.com/en-us/_common/compatibility/

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IO
Storage
March 30, 2016 12Gb/s SAS
16 Ports
6Gb/s SATA
8885
Adaptec
ADPT
Controller
External Mini-SAS HD
Gen 3.0
Internal Mini-SAS HD
Low Profile
MD2
Microsemi
MSCC
PCIe
PMC
PMC-Sierra
PMCS
RAID
Series 8
Microsemi Adaptec® Series 8 Model 81605Z Adapter

81605ZPCIe Gen 3.0 x8

MD2 Low Profile

RAID Controller; Embedded Flash Backup and AFM-700 included

12Gb/s SAS and 6Gb/s SATA

16 Port Configuration: 4 internal mini SAS HD x4 ports

 

SUPPORTED HDD/SSD DEVICES: http://adaptec.pmcs.com/en-us/_common/compatibility/

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IO
Storage
March 30, 2016 12Gb/s SAS
16 Ports
6Gb/s SATA
81605Z
Adaptec
ADPT
AFM-700
Controller
embedded flash backup
Gen 3.0
Internal Mini-SAS HD
Low Profile
MD2
Microsemi
MSCC
PCIe
PMC
PMC-Sierra
PMCS
RAID
Series 8
Microsemi Flashtec™ NVM Express NVRAM Model NV1604 Drive

NV1608PCIe Gen 3.0 x8

MD2 Low Profile

NVM Express NVRAM Drive

Flash-based Backup Unit: SCM-F35 Bulk

Memory Configuration: 4GB Capacity

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IO
Storage
March 30, 2016 4GB
Flashtec
Gen 3.0
Low Profile
MD2
Microsemi
MSCC
NV1604
NVM Express
NVMe
NVRAM
PCIe
PMC
PMC-Sierra
PMCS
SCM-F35
SSD
Microsemi Flashtec™ NVM Express NVRAM Model NV1608 Drive

NV1608

PCIe Gen 3.0 x8

MD2 Low Profile

NVM Express NVRAM Drive

Flash-based Backup Unit: SCM-F70 Bulk

Memory Configuration: 8GB Capacity

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IO
Storage
March 30, 2016 8GB
Flashtec
Gen 3.0
Low Profile
MD2
Microsemi
MSCC
NV1608
NVM Express
NVMe
NVRAM
PCIe
PMC
PMC-Sierra
PMCS
SCM-F70
SSD
Microsemi Flashtec™ NVM Express NVRAM Model NV1616 Drive

NV1616

PCIe Gen 3.0 x8

MD2 Low Profile

NVM Express NVRAM Drive

Flash-based Backup Unit: SCM-F100 Bulk

Memory Configuration: 16GB Capacity

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IO
Storage
March 30, 2016 16GB
Flashtec
Gen 3.0
Low Profile
MD2
Microsemi
MSCC
NV1616
NVM Express
NVMe
NVRAM
PCIe
PMC
PMC-Sierra
PMCS
SCM-F100
SSD
Wistron Corp – Polaris

Power8 2U2S System

Polaris

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System
March 30, 2016 2U2S
OpenPOWER
Polaris
Wistron
Performance Optimization and Tuning Techniques for IBM Power Systems Processors Including IBM POWER8

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This IBM® Redbooks® publication focuses on gathering the correct technical information, and laying out simple guidance for optimizing code performance on IBM POWER8® processor-based systems. There is straightforward performance optimization that can be performed with a minimum of effort and without extensive previous experience or in-depth knowledge.

 

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White Papers
Application Performance
March 25, 2016
Linux® on Power Support: link to developerWorks Linux on Power community

IBM® and Linux® deliver servers, software, and solutions built on the IBM Power Systems™ platform. IBM’s Power servers run industry standard Linux from Red Hat®, SUSE™ and Canonical’s Ubuntu®.  This community is your source for technical resources for Linux software on Power systems, including direct access to other Linux on Power users, and the development team behind both Linux and Power technologies.

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Developer Group Forums
Developer Tools
March 25, 2016
Software Development Toolkit for Linux on Power (no charge)

ibm_logo-240x96The IBM Software Development Kit for Linux on Power (SDK) is a free, Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The SDK integrates C/C++ source development with the Advance Toolchain, Post-Link Optimization, and classic Linux performance analysis tools, including Oprofile, Perf and Valgrind.

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Technical Resource
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March 25, 2016
POWER8 Information link ( KnowledgeCenter )

ibm_logo-240x96The IBM® Power Systems™ information describes the IBM Power Systems servers. IBM Power Systems is the name of the family of servers based on POWER® processors.

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March 25, 2016
Guide to port Linux on x86 applications to Linux on Power

In most cases, porting Linux applications from the x86 platform to Linux on Power is simple because both platforms are based on a common Linux version from Novell SUSE or Red Hat. Porting often requires only a GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) recompile with minor changes to some compiler and linker switches.

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White Papers
March 25, 2016
Best Practices for Migrating Linux/x86 Applications to Linux on IBM Power Systems
October 7, 2011 by Pat Fleming 
With its 2010 launch of a new generation of Power Systems servers and blades based on the POWER7 processor architecture, IBM has extended its market lead and elevated system performance, throughput and energy efficiency to unprecedented levels that far outpace competitors. Most importantly, the new architecture also provides the foundation for the integrated PowerVM virtualization solution to deliver unrivaled scalability, flexibility and robustness. As a result, enterprise workloads deployed in PowerVM virtual machines (VMs) not only run faster on POWER7-based platforms, but they can also scale further and be optimized more efficiently.
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March 25, 2016
IBM Systems Application Advantage for Linux (Chiphopper)

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Expand market reach of your commercial Linux applications:

The Chiphopper offering is designed to help you in porting, testing, and supporting your existing Linux® x86 applications on other IBM Systems and middleware platforms. It can help you maximize your Linux market opportunity while minimizing your expense.

 

Assure your customers’ Linux investment:

This no-charge offering provides you the added assurance of assistance for up to eighteen months after your port. With this assurance, IBM stands behind your support team with access to system and Linux distribution resources, middleware, and troubleshooting help.

 

To get started:

Complete an IBM Innovation Center Chiphopper enrollment form.  (https://www.ibm.com/events/idr/idrevents/member/engagementrequest.action)
(Partner World user name and password required)

 

On the enrollment form, select:

  • — Preferred center: Dallas Innovation Center
  • — Type of engagement: Chiphopper Assistance
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OpenPOWER Project Resources
OpenPOWER Innovation Centers
March 25, 2016
CUDA For IBM POWER

NVLogo_2D-300x223The NVIDIA® CUDA® Toolkit provides a comprehensive development environment for C and C++ developers building GPU-accelerated applications. The CUDA Toolkit includes a compiler for NVIDIA GPUs, math libraries, and tools for debugging and optimizing the performance of your applications. You’ll also find programming guides, user manuals, API reference, and other documentation to help you get started quickly accelerating your application with GPUs.

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March 25, 2016 acceleration
GPU
IBM Innovation Centers

ibm_logo-240x96IBM Innovation Center teams can help you architect and enable your application on IBM Systems and software. IBM technical experts are ready to help you with your development objectives. Once you engage with our centers, you have access to IBM IT architects and specialists around the world.

 

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Technical Resource
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March 25, 2016
Nallatech CAPI Developer Kit

BM’s CAPI technology provides a high-performance, coherent processor attach for computation-heavy algorithms on an FPGA. This innovation removes the overhead and complexity of the I/O subsystem, allowing an accelerator to operate as part of an application with a smaller programming investment.  The CAPI Developer Kit is now available through OpenPOWER member Nallatech. Nallatech provides the CAPI FPGA Card, documentation, software, and support required to implement a CAPI solution.

 

For the CAPI Developer Kit, see: www.nallatech.com/capi
For information on CAPI, see: http://www-304.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/capi/home.html

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March 25, 2016
OpenPOWER Ready TMLA Usage Guidelines March 25, 2016
OpenPOWER Ready Trademark License Agreement

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 License Agreement (TMLA) is required for a product to display the mark.

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March 25, 2016
OpenPOWER Ready™ Definition and Criteria

OpenPOWER Ready™

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.

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

  • IO Adapters – storage controllers and network controllers are examples of IO Adapters
  • Systems
  • CAPI Accelerators – Heterogeneous accelerator attached via a CAPI enabled PCIe Adapter
  • Operating Systems
  • Applications
  • System Support Components

 

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

Interested readers can find information about the OpenPOWER Foundation at the foundation’s website:  https://openpowerfoundation.org/.

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OpenPOWER Working Groups
Specifications
Hardware Focus
Software Focus
March 25, 2016
OpenPOWER Ready Request Template

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.  This document is a template for submitting a request to the OpenPOWER Foundation.  Users should fill out this template and submit the request per the OpenPOWER Ready Definition and Criteria.

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Hardware Focus
Software Focus
March 25, 2016
Tyan GT75-BP012

1U single-socket OpenPOWER platform supports up to 1,024GB memory

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OPF Solutions: Systems
System
March 25, 2016 In-memory computing
Tyan TN71-BP012

2U single-socket OpenPOWER platform supports up to 1,024GB memory

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OPF Solutions: Systems
System
March 25, 2016 In-memory computing
HGST HUSPR3232AHP301

Ultrastar SN150 Series NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 Half-Height, Half-Length Card Solid-State Drive (SSD)

huspr3232ahp301

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IO
Storage
March 24, 2016 3.2TB
High Density
PCIe SSD
solid-state drives
Ultrastar SN150
HGST HUSPR3216AHP301

High Density, Ultrastar SN150, PCIe SSD, 1.6TB, solid-state drives

huspr3216ahp301

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IO
Storage
March 24, 2016 1.6TB
High Density
PCIe SSD
solid-state drives
Ultrastar SN150
POWER8 Firmware Released for Development

With 4 years of development and 420,000 lines of code, the Hostboot firmware has been released! Hosted on Github along side Opal (PowerKVM), developers will find the tools and documentation to rebuild the code and bolt on enhancements. Hostboot firmware performs all processor, bus, and memory initialization within POWER® based systems and booting the POWER8 Reference Board to Linux. It prepares the hardware to load and run an appropriate payload and provides runtime services to the payload. The team specifically designed a data driven, easily configurable code stack that will enable OpenPOWER members to design systems around the P8 processor. The firmware teams will be keeping the project very active with new features to follow soon. Join the community and conversation! Github – OpenPOWER

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OpenPOWER Working Groups
Software Focus
March 24, 2016
A new Debian GNU/Linux ppc64el port now available

Little Endian Linux supporting the 64bit PowerISA is a foundational part of the OpenPOWER System software stack and supports the development of OpenPOWER applications including future applications leveraging NVIDIA GPUs. The development community will now benefit from the creation of an open source software community for the development of a new ppc64el port, a Debian GNU/Linux distribution. To view additional information about this porting effort including how to access the repository of binaries and pre-installed images, visit Debian-ppc mailing list on the Debian wiki. To report bugs or other issues related to the Debian ppc64el tool as work begins in this community, developers are encouraged to join the debian-ppc mailing list or use the Debian bug reporting site at Debian bug reporting site.

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March 24, 2016
xCAT System Management Software

xCAT offers open source system management for HPC clusters, RenderFarms, Grids, WebFarms, Online Gaming Infrastructure, Clouds, and Datacenters. It is agile, extensible, and based on years of system administration best practices and experience. Now, xCAT enables you to discover OpenPOWER nodes, management OpenPOWER HW and deploy bare-metal and VMs on the OpenPOWER nodes. xCAT is an Open Source product ready for OpenPOWER.

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Industry
High Performance Computing
March 24, 2016
IBM Power 8 Processor Reference Information

ibm_logo-240x96IBM OpenPOWER Connect is IBM’s portal to sharing its industry-leading POWER technology to inspire innovation. If you are interested specifically in IBM Power 8 Processor information IBM OpenPOWER Connect contains detailed technical resources pertaining to the use of IBM Power 8 processors for system development you will find important specifications, user manuals, reference design and application information on the IBM OpenPOWER Connect portal.

POWER8™ Memory Buffer Documents

The IBM® POWER8® Memory Buffer supports multiple system configurations. It uses a high-speed differential interface to communicate with a processor chip using a memory-agnostic protocol. This enables the memory buffer to support several DDR memory technologies without the need for a processor upgrade. The maintenance and calibration functions for the memory controller and associated memory inter­face are initiated and contained within the memory buffer chip. The Memory Buffer also contains a 16 MB on-board cache to support prefetching and to improve system performance.

POWER8™ Processor

The IBM POWER8 Processor is a superscalar symmetric multiprocessor designed for use in servers and large-cluster systems. Based on IBM® Power Architecture®, it provides even more performance than its predecessors while increasing the memory bandwidth and I/O speed. The chip uses a 22 nm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) fabrication process with 15 metal layers. The IBM POWER8 processor provides significant performance at the thread, core, and system levels. It is optimized for efficiency, enables autonomic system optimization, and provides excellent big data analytics capability

In the single-chip module (SCM) configuration, the processor can have up to 12 cores on a single chip. Each core has eight threads using simultaneous multi-threading (SMT). The SMT is dynamically tunable, so that each core can have one, two, four, or eight threads.

POWER8™ System Design

System designers can use this material to develop systems that make effective use of of IBM POWER 8 Processor components, modules, and interfaces. The information provided relates to power and thermal requirements, hardware validation, design rules, and the memory subsystem.

 

 

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Memory Buffer
Processor
System Design and Electricals
March 24, 2016
Power Architecture 64-Bit ELF V2 ABI Specification (also OpenPOWER ABI for Linux Supplement)

This (V2) ABI improves on and replaces the previous “64-bit PowerPC ELF Application Binary Interface Supplement 1.9″ as the ABI definition for PowerPC 64-BIT Little-Endian and OpenPOWER systems. This ABI provides a common binary interface for inter-operation of compiled and dynamically linked applications based on the System V Executable and Linking Format (ELF). This ABI exploits features of the latest PowerISA-2.07b, plus improves the ABI design to better support modern languages and improve overall application performance.

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Software Focus
March 24, 2016
IBM POWER8 CAPI Product Details – Description, White Papers, Features, Benefits…

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 performance well beyond today’s I/O attached acceleration engines.

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OpenPOWER CAPI Products
March 24, 2016
CAPI Developers Community

The CAPI Developers Community is intended to enable CAPI Developer Kit users to collaborate with other users on usage, issues, questions & to innovate.

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March 24, 2016 acceleration
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OpenPOWER Foundation Development Platform Reference Design bundle

This OpenPOWER Development Platform Workgroup Note provides the material used for the design of the Tyan SP010 development system as a reference for developers of OpenPOWER systems based on the IBM Power8TM chipset.

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Reference Architecture Design Bundles
OpenPOWER Developer Platforms
March 24, 2016
POWER8 Reference Board now available for Development!

POWER8 Evaluation System is single socket ATX form factor, BMC based evaluation board. It is designed and will be fulfilled by Tyan Corporation an OpenPOWER Foundation Platinum member. Note that this is an early development system for “Evaluation Purposes Only” and not intended for production use. If you are interested in one or more of these Evaluation systems or boards, please click on the link below.

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March 24, 2016
OpenPOWER-based Systems from Tyan

To meet the emerging needs of evolving IT worlds, TYAN is honored to present its Palmetto System, the TYAN GN70-BP010. As the first commercialized customer reference system provided from an official member from the OpenPOWER ecosystem, the TYAN GN70-BP010 is based POWER 8 Architecture and follows the OpenPOWER Foundation’s design concept.

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March 24, 2016
Porting GPU-Accelerated Applications to POWER8 Systems

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 is that porting existing applications to this platform is easy. In fact, smooth sailing is already being reported by software development leaders such as Erik Lindahl, Professor of Biophysics at the Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm University & KTH, developer of the GROMACS molecular dynamics package:

 

The combination of POWER8 CPUs & NVIDIA Tesla accelerators is amazing. It is the highest performance we have ever seen in individual cores, and the close integration with accelerators is outstanding for heterogeneous parallelization. Thanks to the little endian chip and standard CUDA environment it took us less than 24 hours to port and accelerate GROMACS.

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March 24, 2016
Access to Ubuntu on Power for developers

Attention OpenPOWER and Open Source developers – Can’t wait for Ubuntu to be generally available on POWER? Site Ox, an IBM MSP Partner, is offering Ubuntu 14.04 on Power (1 CPU, 2GB memory and 20GB disk) for $2 a day and is having a 2-week free promotion. Visit Siteox.com.

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OPF Solutions : Cloud Deployments
March 24, 2016
OVH Public Cloud – POWER8 compute available

OVH offers POWER8-based public cloud computing in its RunAbove cloud. POWER8 instances, ideal for high performance computing and Big Data, are available in two flavors. The “S” flavor provides a virtual server provisioned in a shared POWER8 physical host and is suitable for development and test environments. The “2XL” flavor provides a virtual server provisioned on a dedicated POWER8 physical host and is ideal for computational-intensive workloads.

To learn more about the RunAbove POWER8 compute offerings and start experiencing how POWER8 can accelerate your Big Data projects, visit: http://labs.runabove.com/power8.

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March 24, 2016
IBM Power Development Cloud

The Power Cloud that enables developers offers no-charge remote access to IBM hardware, including IBM POWER8™, IBM POWER7+™ and IBM POWER7™ processor-based servers on the IBM AIX®, IBM i and Linux® operating systems.  PDP is intended for Development, Porting and Functional testing only. For any Performance and Scalability testing, users are requested to approach local IICs or Client briefing centers.

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March 24, 2016
QLogic® QLE2764

Quad-port Gen 6 (32Gbps) Fibre Channel Adapter, full-height, PCIe® 3.0 x16

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4 ports
FC
Fibre Channel
Gen 6
HBA
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quad port
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SAN Connectivity
Storage Area Network
Storage Connectivity
QLogic® QLE2742

QLE2742-32G-SR_Flat_IMG_0042Dual-port Gen 6 (32Gbps) Fibre Channel Adapter, low profile, PCIe® 3.0 x8

 

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32G
32G FC
32Gbps
dual port
FC
Fibre Channel
Gen 6
HBA
Host Bus Adapter
SAN
SAN Connectivity
Storage Area Network
Storage Connectivity
QLogic® QLE2694

QLE2694-Angle-IMG_0024Quad-port Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gbps) Fibre Channel adapter, full-height, PCIe® 3.0 x8

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IO
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March 21, 2016 16 Gbps
16G
16G FC
16Gbps
4 port
4 ports
Enhanced Gen 5
FC
Fibre Channel
Gen 5
HBA
Host Bus Adapter
quad port
SAN
SAN Connectivity
Storage Area Network
Storage Connectivity
QLogic® QLE2692

Dual-port Enhanced Gen 5 (16Gbps) Fibre Channel Adapter, low profile, PCIe® 3.0 x8

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March 21, 2016 16 Gbps
16G
16G FC
16Gbps
2 port
2 ports
dual port
Enhanced Gen 5
FC
Fibre Channel
Gen 5
HBA
Host Bus Adapter
SAN
SAN Connectivity
Storage Area Network
Storage Connectivity
SuperVessel

SuperVessel is a joint effort built by IBM Research-China and IBM China Systems and Technology Development Center.  It is an open cloud platform based on POWER/OpenPOWER and OpenStack technology.  SuperVessel provides cloud services to universities, individual developers, and POWER/OpenPOWER ecosystem partners for education, academic research and application development on POWER/OpenPOWER.  There are many advanced services on SuperVessel such as Cognitive services, Big Data (Spark, Hadoop) services, Science Computing Environment, Java/Python Application Development Environment, and more.

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March 16, 2016 Cloud
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Docker
IaaS
KVM
PaaS
Power Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) – OpenPOWER Profile

The purpose of the OpenPOWER Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) Profile specification is to describe the categories of the POWER ISA Version 2.07 B that are required in the OpenPOWER processor chip architecture.

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Technical Working Group
Hardware Architecture
March 15, 2016
OpenPOWER IO Design Architecture (IODA) Version 2 WG Specification

The purpose of the I/O Design Architecture, version 2 (IODA2) specification is to describe the chip architecture for key aspects of PCIe® based host bridge (PHB) designs for IBM® POWER8TM systems.

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Hardware Architecture
Processor
March 15, 2016
Coherent Accelerator Interface Architecture (CAIA) Specification

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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CAPI
Hardware Architecture
March 15, 2016
OpenPOWER Architecture Compliance Definition

The purpose of the OpenPOWER Architecture Compliance Definition document is to give a consistent approach to compliance under the guidance of the Compliance Work Group. It contains the following:
• Document the OpenPOWER specifications that contain the interfaces that are required to be OpenPOWER compliant
• Document an overview of the Compliance Test Harness and Test Suite Specifications that will be developed in Compliance sub-committees, and an outline of the contents expected in each specification
• Document procedures on how to measure and document compliance and where to submit the report for compliance

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General Architecture
March 15, 2016
PSL / AFU Interface Specification

A CAPI based accelerator interfaces to the POWER system through a logic unit called the Power Service Layer (PSL).  The Accelerator Function Unit (AFU) contains the logic that implements the unique acceleration function.  This OpenPOWER Accelerator Workgroup Specification defines the logical interface between the PSL and the AFU.

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March 15, 2016