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 ...