This 3 volume set, Version 2.02, defines the instruction and registers used by application programs, the storage models, privileged facilities, and related instructions for the IBM® POWER5™ processor family. Verson 2.01 describes POWER4™ and POWER4+™ processors.

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Brad Frey (bradf@us.ibm.com), PowerPC Architect, IBM 

Brad Frey is currently Editor-in-Chief of POWER Architecture: PowerPC Processor. He joined IBM in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1984. There he developed custom processor performance models and was responsible for the system performance analysis of the last bipolar S/390® platform. In 1989, he took a system architecture position in Boca Raton to work on IA32 multiprocessing, interrupt and I/O architecture, and led technical exchanges with Intel®. In 1993, he took a system architecture position in Austin to bring industry standard design elements to the RS/6000® product line. He was chief engineer for two pSeries® low-end servers. You can contact him at bradf@us.ibm.com.



16 November 2005 (First published 24 February 2005)

Book I: PowerPC User Instruction Set Architecture

This book defines the PowerPC® User Instruction Set Architecture. It covers the base instruction set and related facilities available to the application programmer.

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Book II: PowerPC Virtual Environment Architecture

This book defines the additional instructions and facilities, beyond those of the PowerPC User Instruction Set Architecture, that are provided by the PowerPC Virtual Environment Architecture. It covers the storage model, related instructions and facilities available to the application programmer, and the Time Base as seen by the application programmer.

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Book III: PowerPC Operating Environment Architecture

This book defines the additional instructions and facilities, beyond those of the PowerPC User Instruction Set Architecture and PowerPC Virtual Environment Architecture, that are provided by the PowerPC Operating Environment Architecture. It covers instructions and facilities not available to the application programmer, affecting storage control, interrupts, and timing facilities.

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Additional information may be provided in other books that describe a particular processor implementation. Such books may describe approaches to obtaining the best performance, the results produced when a software error is encountered, and so forth.


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