Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 11095 from 2003/5/22
> Power ISA 3.0b published in March 2017:
> Significant quote from Power ISA 3.0 spec: [...]
> Updated quote from Power ISA 3.0b spec: [...]
> Funny thing to say that Power ISA 3.0 "continues" or "focuses" the
> integration of PowerPC ISA and Book E ISA, when in fact it essentially
> *reverts* this integration by eliminating the parts that Book E ISA
> had brought into it.
At OpenPOWER Summit EU 2019, IBM director and OpenPOWER president Mendy Furmanek completely misrepresented the fate of the Book E ISA ("PowerPC Embedded") components within OpenPOWER Foundation's Power ISA 3.0+:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufBtrGJVF6g
Not only does she unjustifiably give credit to the OpenPOWER Foundation for the integration of PowerPC ISA and Book E ISA when in fact it was Power.org that accomplished this 7 years earlier in 2006, she also fully ignores that what OpenPOWER actually did 4 years ago with the release of its Power ISA 3.0 was essentially reverting this integration by eliminating the former Book E ISA components.