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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...

The OpenPOWER ISA Compliance Definition defines the test suite requirements to demonstrate OpenPOWER ISA Profile compliance for POWER8 systems.   The input to this specification are the following specifications: OpenPOWER Specification: Power Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) – OpenPOWER Profile which describes the categories of the POWER ISA...

The OpenPOWER CAPI 1.0 Accelerator Compliance: Test Specification provides the requirements for a test suite to demonstrate OpenPOWER CAPI 1.0 Accelerator compliance for POWER8™ systems. The input to this specification are the subject of this OpenPOWER CAPI 1.0 Accelerator Compliance: Test Specification document: OpenPOWER Power...