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Performance Optimization and Tuning Techniques for IBM Power Systems Processors Including IBM POWER8 by David Wendt, Suresh Warrier, Julian Wang, Bernard King Smith, Will Schmidt, Bill Schmidt, Mauricio Oliveira, Steve Munroe, Alex Mericas, Tulio Magno, Madhusudanan Kandasamy, Alon Shalev Housfater, Brian Hall, Peter Bergner

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The IBM 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 by using the IBM 22 nm Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) technology. Each chip is 567 mm2 and contains 1.2 billion transistors. ...

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