The POWER8 processor
This chapter introduces the POWER8 processor and describes some of the technical details and features of this product. It covers the following topics:
2.1 Introduction to the POWER8 processor
The POWER8 processor is manufactured using the IBM 22 nm Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) technology. Each chip is 567 mm2 and contains 1.2 billion transistors. As shown in Figure 2-1, the chip contains twelve ...

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