IBM Power Architecture
- Tejas S. KarkhanisAffiliated withIBM T.J. Watson Research Center
- , José E. MoreiraAffiliated withIBM T.J. Watson Research Center
The IBM Power architecture is an instruction set architecture (ISA) implemented by a variety of processors from IBM and other vendors, including Power7, IBM’s latest server processor. The IBM Power architecture is designed to exploit parallelism at the instruction-, data-, and thread-level.
IBM’s Power ISATM is an instruction set architecture designed to expose and exploit parallelism in a wide range of applications, from embedded computing to high-end scientific computing to traditional transaction processing. Processors implementing the Power ISA have been used to create several notable parallel computing systems, including the IBM RS/6000 SP, the Blue Gene family of computers, the Deep Blue chess playing machine, the PERCS system, the Sony Playstation 3 game console, and the Watson system that competed in the popular television show Jeopardy!
Power ISA covers both 32-bit and 64-bit variants and, as of its ...
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- IBM Power Architecture
- Reference Work Title
- Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing
- pp 900-907
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- Springer US
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- Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
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- 401. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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- 1. IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, 1101 Kitchawan Rd., 10598-0218, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
- 2. IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, 1101 Kitchawan Rd., 10598-0218, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
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