Power8 Functional Simulator
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Here's a very nice tool we thought would be of interest to many of our clients, business partners and application developers thinking about moving to Power8.
It's the Power8 Functional Simulator! http
Here's the official overview:
The IBM POWER8 Functional Simulator is a simulation environment developed by IBM. It is designed to provide enough POWER8 processor complex functionality to allow the entire software stack to execute, including loading, booting and running a Fedora 19 kernel image. The intent for this tool is to educate, enable new application development, and to facilitate porting of existing Linux applications to the POWER8 architecture. While the IBM POWER8 Functional Simulator serves as a full instruction set simulator for the POWER8 processor, it may not model all aspects of the IBM Power Systems POWER8 hardware and thus may not exactly reflect the behavior of the POWER8 hardware.
Supported x86_64 host operating systems for running the IBM POWER8 Functional Simulator
Supported 64-bit Big Endian Linux distributions for booting the IBM POWER8 Functional Simulator
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