Date Added: July 23, 2019

Revision: 1.1.0

OpenPOWER Architecture Compliance Definition Specification


Level One

  • Developer Resources

Level Two

  • OpenPOWER Documents

Level Three

  • General Architecture
  • System Design and Electricals
  • Specifications
  • Hardware Focus
  • Software Focus
  • System Software


ComplianceOpenPOWER ReadyOPR

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 have been developed in the Compliance Work Group, 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


Version 1.1.0 of the document is based on the POWER8™ systems and the POWER9™ systems and reflects work by the Compliance Work Group to improve the document.


The OpenPOWER Architecture Compliance Definition 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 <[email protected]>