"Without ACS, we cannot offer Micro-architecture licenses to the marketplace. ACS is the only viable mechanism for proving this compliance, and without it, the Power Architecture would become fragmented and undesirable to future customers.
"The ACS work divorces itself from the functional verification question, and focuses specifically on the question of architectural compliance. This in turn enables our customers to do the same, something they truly appreciate.
"The Haifa team has been fantastic!!! They've been very effective in dealing directly with our customer's architecture and verifications teams, with no issues resulting from this interaction. They've also been exceptionally flexible in their deliverables to enable our customer's development teams to minimize their time-to-market."
Manager, PowerPC Licensing and Enablement