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Power Architecture is a broad term to describe similar instruction sets for RISC microprocessors developed and manufactured by such companies as IBM, Freescale, AMCC, Tundra and P.A. Semi. The governing body is Power.org, comprising of over 40 companies and organisations. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (492x622, 35 KB) Power Architecture logo. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (492x622, 35 KB) Power Architecture logo. ... Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC), is a microprocessor CPU design philosophy that favors a smaller and simpler set of instructions that all take about the same amount of time to execute. ... Microprocessors, including an Intel 80486DX2 and an Intel 80386 A microprocessor (abbreviated as µP or uP) is an electronic computer central processing unit (CPU) made from miniaturized transistors and other circuit elements on a single semiconductor integrated circuit (IC) (aka microchip or just chip). ... International Business Machines Corporation (known as IBM or Big Blue; NYSE: IBM) is a multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA. The company is one of the few information technology companies with a continuous history dating back to the 19th century. ... American corporation Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... P.A. Semi is a fabless semiconductor company founded in Santa Clara, California 2003 by Dan Dobberpuhl who was the lead designer for the DEC Alpha and StrongARM processors. ...


The term "Power Architecture" shouldn't be confused with IBM's different generations of "POWER architectures" where the former is a broad term including all products based on POWER, PowerPC and Cell architectures. Power Architecture is a family name describing software, toolchain and end-user appliances and not a strict term describing specific products or technologies. POWER is a RISC instruction set architecture designed by IBM. The name is a acronym for Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC. POWER is also the name of a series of microprocessors that implements the instruction set architecture. ... IBM PowerPC 601 Microprocessor PowerPC is a RISC microprocessor architecture created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM. Originally intended for personal computers, PowerPC CPUs have since become popular embedded and high-performance processors as well. ... Layout of the IBM Cell die Cell is a microprocessor architecture jointly developed by a Sony, Toshiba, and IBM alliance known as STI. The architectural design and first implementation were carried out at the STI Design Center over a four-year period beginning March 2001 on a budget reported by... In computer programming, a toolchain is the set of computer programs (tools) that are used to create a product (typically another computer program or system of programs). ...

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History

Power Architecture began its life at IBM in the late 1980s when they wanted a high performance RISC architecture for their mid range workstations and servers. The result was the "POWER Architecture" with its first implementation in 1990 in the RISC System/6000, later RS/6000, computers. This was the 11 chip RIOS processor, later called POWER1. The RISC Single Chip (RSC) processor was developed from RIOS. POWER is a RISC instruction set architecture designed by IBM. The name is a acronym for Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC. POWER is also the name of a series of microprocessors that implements the instruction set architecture. ... The IBM pSeries, formerly called RS/6000 (for RISC System/6000), is IBMs current RISC/UNIX-based workstation and server computer line. ... RISC Single Chip (RSC) is a microprocessor used in IBM RS/6000 models 220 and 230. ...


In 1992, Apple, Motorola and IBM formed the AIM alliance to develop a mass market version of the POWER processor. The result of this was the PowerPC architecture, a modified version of the POWER architecture. The first implementation was the PowerPC 601 in 1993, based heavily on RSC, found its way into Apple's Power Mac computers as well as RS/6000 systems. Apple Inc. ... Motorola (NYSE: MOT) is an American multinational communications company based in Schaumburg, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. ... AIM was an alliance formed in 1991 between Apple Computer, IBM and Motorola to create a new computing standard based on the PowerPC architecture. ... IBM PowerPC 601 Microprocessor PowerPC is a RISC microprocessor architecture created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM. Originally intended for personal computers, PowerPC CPUs have since become popular embedded and high-performance processors as well. ... The PowerPC 601 prototype reached first silicon in October 1992 The PowerPC 600 family was the first family of PowerPC processors built. ... Power Macintosh, or Power Mac, is the name of a line of Apple Macintosh personal computers based on various models of PowerPC microprocessors. ...


IBM expanded their POWER Architecture for their RS/6000 systems which resulted in the eight chip POWER2 processor 1993 and a single chip version called P2SC, "POWER2 Super Chip", 1996. Released in September 1993 and in use until 1998: 15 million transistors per chip The POWER2 added a second floating-point unit (FPU) and more cache. ...


In the early 1990s IBM sought to replace the CISC based AS/400 minicomputers with a RISC architecture. This new architecture's development code name was called 'Amazon', Amazon was to be a multi-processor server platform based on RSC. As development continued at IBM Research labs to extend RSC to support a 64-processor inter-connect and add features specific to AS/400, Amazon became referred to as the 'PowerPC Advanced Series' or 'PowerPC Amazon Series' amongst engineers working on the project. RS/6000 developers joined in and added some POWER2 features and it all ended up in the 64-bit processors of the RS64 line in 1997, used in AS/400 and RS/6000 systems. A Complex Instruction Set Computer (CISC) is an instruction set architecture (ISA) in which each instruction can indicate several low-level operations, such as a load from memory, an arithmetic operation, and a memory store, all in a single instruction. ... i5 Model 570 (2006) The Application System/400 (also known as AS/400, iSeries (since 2000) and System i5 (since 2006)) is a type of minicomputer produced by IBM. It was first produced in 1988 and, as of 2006, is still in production. ... HP2114 minicomputer Minicomputer is a largely obsolete term for a class of multi-user computers which make up the middle range of the computing spectrum, in between the largest multi-user systems (mainframe computers) and the smallest single-user systems (microcomputers or personal computers). ... In computing, a 64-bit component is one in which data are processed or stored in 64-bit units (words). ... The IBM RS64 family of processors is used in the RS/6000 and AS/400 server product lines. ...


The AIM Alliance kept developing PowerPC in 1995 through 1997 and released the second generation PowerPC processors: The PowerPC 602 for set top boxes and game consoles, the PowerPC 603 geared towards the embedded market and portable computers, the PowerPC 604 towards workstations and PowerPC 620 was a 64-bit high performance processor for servers. The 602 and 620 never found widespread use but the 603, 604 and their successors became very popular in their respective fields. Motorola and IBM also made the "Book E"[1] extension of PowerPC, used in embedded implementations: Motorola's PowerQUICC processors and IBM's PowerPC 400 family. The PowerPC 601 prototype reached first silicon in October 1992 The PowerPC 600 family was the first family of PowerPC processors built. ... The PowerPC 601 prototype reached first silicon in October 1992 The PowerPC 600 family was the first family of PowerPC processors built. ... The PowerPC 601 prototype reached first silicon in October 1992 The PowerPC 600 family was the first family of PowerPC processors built. ... The PowerPC 601 prototype reached first silicon in October 1992 The PowerPC 600 family was the first family of PowerPC processors built. ... PowerQUICC is the name for several Power Architecture based microcontrollers from Freescale Semiconductor. ... The Power Architecture logo PowerPC 400 family is a line of 32-bit embedded RISC-processor cores built using Power Architecture technology. ...


The last effort of the AIM Alliance was the third generation PowerPC 750 in 1997. Motorola and IBM went their separate ways in developing the PowerPC architecture after that. The "32-bit PowerPC" processors found widespread use in both computer and embedded markets and IBM kept evolving the 750 family in the years to come but Motorola chose to focus on the embedded market with PowerPC SoC designs and what they called the forth generation PowerPC, the PowerPC 7400 which incorporated Altivec, a SIMD unit. The "PowerPC G4" came 1999 and was used by Apple in workstations and laptops and by various companies in the telecom market. 300 MHz Motorola PowerPC 750 processor with off-die L2 cache on the CPU module of a PowerMac G3. ... System-on-a-chip (SoC or SOC) is an idea of integrating all components of a computer system into a single chip. ... PowerPC G4 is a designation used by Apple Computer to describe a fourth generation of PowerPC microprocessors. ... AltiVec is a floating point and integer SIMD instruction set designed and owned by Apple Computer, IBM and Motorola (the AIM alliance), and implemented on versions of the PowerPC including Motorolas G4 and IBMs G5 processors. ... -1...


In 1998 came POWER3 which unified the PowerPC and POWER2 architectures but was only used in IBM's RS/6000 servers. Released in 1998: 15 million transistors per chip The first 64-bit symmetric multiprocessor (SMP), POWER3 is completely compatible with the original POWER instruction set -- and compatible with the PowerPC instruction set as well. ...


2000 saw the last implementation of the Amazon architecture, the RS64-IV, used in AS/400 and RS/6000, now renamed eServer iSeries and eServer pSeries respectively. IBM also makes the Gekko processor for use in Nintendo's game console Game Cube. It's based on the PowerPC 750CXe. Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... The Nintendo GameCube is an example of a popular video game console. ... The Nintendo GameCube (Japanese: ゲームキューブ; originally code-named Dolphin during development; abbreviated as GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the 128-bit era; the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ...


In 2001 IBM introduced the POWER4 which unified and replaced the Amazon and POWER3 architectures. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


In 2002 Apple desperately need a new high end PowerPC part and got IBM to make the PowerPC 970. Apple described it as the fifth generation PowerPC or "G5". 970 is derived from POWER4 but lacks some features present in Amazon and POWER3 architectures, but does have an AltiVec unit. The 970 is used by Apple and IBM and some high end embedded applications. PowerPC 970 In computing, the PowerPC 970, PowerPC 970FX, and PowerPC 970MP, also known as PowerPC G5, are 64-bit processors in the PowerPC family from IBM, which was introduced in 2002. ...


Tundra buys the PowerPC 100 family microcontrollers from Motorola in 2003 which spun off its semiconductor division into a new company called Freescale Semiconductor in 2004. Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. ...


Culturecom licenses PowerPC technology from IBM for their V-Dragon processor in 2003. The Power Architecture logo PowerPC 400 family is a line of 32-bit embedded RISC-processor cores built using Power Architecture technology. ...


POWER5 from IBM, introduced in 2004, is an evolution from POWER4 and bumps the Power specification to v.2.01, and again to v.2.02 in 2005 with the POWER5+. POWER5 dual-MCM POWER5 quad-MCM POWER5 is a microprocessor developed by IBM. It is an improved variant of the highly successful POWER4. ...


AMCC licenses the 32-bit PowerPC and buys Manufacturing assets from IBM, including IP and staff, from IBM concerning the PowerPC 400 family in 2004.[1] The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... In law, intellectual property (IP) is an umbrella term for various legal entitlements which attach to certain names, written and recorded media, and inventions. ...


Power.org is founded the same year by IBM, As an organization who's mission is to developing products revolving around the Power Architecture. Its purpose is to develop, enable and promote Power Architecture technology.[2]


2005 also saw the specifications of the Cell processor,[2] jointly developed by IBM, Sony and Toshiba over a four year period. Its primary use is for Sony's PlayStation 3. Cell uses a single 64 bit 'Power Architecture' core{PPE}, and adds 8 independent SIMD cores called SPEs. IBM also reveals the Xenon-processor, a tri-core 64 bit 'Power Architecture' processor for use in Microsoft's Xbox 360. With the 32-bit PowerPC based Broadway processor that Nintendo will use for its Wii console, IBM has put 'Power Architecture' processors in all three of the major seventh generation game consoles. Layout of the IBM Cell die Cell is a microprocessor architecture jointly developed by a Sony, Toshiba, and IBM alliance known as STI. The architectural design and first implementation were carried out at the STI Design Center over a four-year period beginning March 2001 on a budget reported by... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Toshiba Corporations headquarters in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo Toshiba Corporation sales by division for year ending March, 31 2005 Toshiba Corporation ) (TYO: 6502 ) is a multinational high technology electrical and electronics manufacturing firm, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ... PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[8] commonly abbreviated PS3) is Sony Computer Entertainments seventh-generation video game console, third in the PlayStation series. ... -1... Waternoose processor (with remaining thermal paste) Xenon is a CPU that is used in the Xbox 360 game console. ... Microsoft is one of few companies engaging itself in the console wars Where they are up against sony, nintendo, and of course sharps new console which may cause a threat. ... The Xbox 360 is the successor to Microsofts Xbox video game console, developed in cooperation with IBM, ATI, Samsung and SiS. Information on the console first came through viral marketing campaigns and it was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005, with detailed launch and game information divulged... IBM Broadway microprocessor Broadway is the name of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) in Nintendos Wii video game console. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth video game console released by Nintendo. ... The seventh generation is the era in the history of computer and video games that began on November 21, 2004 with the release of the Nintendo DS. The console portion of the generation began with the release of Microsofts Xbox 360 on November 22, 2005 and continued a year...


P.A. Semi licenses the 64-bit 'Power Architecture' from IBM for use in its upcoming PWRficient processors. P.A. Semi is a fabless semiconductor company founded in Santa Clara, California 2003 by Dan Dobberpuhl who was the lead designer for the DEC Alpha and StrongARM processors. ... PWRficient is the name of a series of microprocessors designed by P.A. Semi. ...


Freescale Licenses the 64-bit 'Power Architecure' from IBM and joins Power.org in 2006 and IBM makes the specifications of PowerPC 405 freely available to researchers and academia.


Rapport Inc announces Kilocore technology where 1024 8-bit processing elements are strapped to a 32-bit PowerPC core. Kilocore, from Rapport Inc. ...


Power.org released the Power ISA version 2.03.[3] in September 2006- All previous 32-bit PowerPC implementation will be compatible with the 64-bit Power ISA. This will among other things add VMX, virtualization and variable length encoding (2-byte added to previously 4-byte instructions) to the specification. AltiVec is a floating point SIMD instruction set designed and owned by Apple Computer, IBM and Motorola (the AIM alliance), and implemented on versions of the PowerPC including Motorolas G4 and IBMs G5 processors. ... In computing, virtualization is a broad term that refers to the abstraction of computer resources. ...


Power.org is working on a new Power Architecture Platform Reference, PAPR, that will provide the foundation for development of Power Architecture bases computers using the Linux operating system. The PAPR spec is scheduled for final release third quarter 2006. Power Architecture Platform Reference (PAPR) is an initiative from Power. ...


The top five and 28 of the top 50 fastest supercomputers in the world, according to the TOP500-list, are using IBM's technologies based on the 'Power Architecture'. A supercomputer is a device for turning compute-bound problems into I/O-bound problems. ... The TOP500 project ranks and details the 500 most powerful publicly-known computer systems in the world. ...


There are now several companies which have '32-bit PowerPC' licenses and '64-bit Power' licenses developing their own processors based on the 'Power Architecture' including Freescale, Tundra, AMCC, HCL, Culturecom, P.A. Semi, Xilinx, Microsoft, Rapport and Cray.

The Möbius strip or Möbius band (named after the German mathematician and astronomer August Ferdinand Möbius) is a topological object with only one surface and only one edge. ...

Specification

Power ISA v.2.03

The specification for Power ISA v2.03[3] is based on the former PowerPC ISA v.2.02[4] in POWER5+ and the Book E[1] extension of the PowerPC specification. It is divided into five parts: POWER5 dual-MCM POWER5 quad-MCM POWER5 is a microprocessor developed by IBM. It is an improved variant of the highly successful POWER4. ... IBM PowerPC 601 Microprocessor PowerPC is a RISC microprocessor architecture created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM. Originally intended for personal computers, PowerPC CPUs have since become popular embedded and high-performance processors as well. ...

  • Book I - User Instruction Set Architecture covers the base instruction set available to the application programmer. It includes five new chapters regarding auxiliary processing units like DSPs and the AltiVec extension.
  • Book II - Virtual Environment Architecture defines the storage model available to the application programmer.
  • Book III-S - Operating Environment Architecture defines the supervisor instructions used for general purpose/server implementations. It's mainly the contents of the Book III of the former PowerPC ISA.
  • Book III-E - Operating Environment Architecture defines the supervisor instructions used for embedded applications. It is derived from the former Book E.
  • Book VLE - Variable Length Encoded Instruction Architecture defines alternative instructions and definitions intended for higher instruction density and very low end applications.

Compliant cores: A digital signal processor (DSP) is a specialized microprocessor designed specifically for digital signal processing, generally in real-time. ... AltiVec is a floating point and integer SIMD instruction set designed and owned by Apple Computer, IBM and Motorola (the AIM alliance), and implemented on versions of the PowerPC including Motorolas G4 and IBMs G5 processors. ...

  • e200, e500 and e700 from Freescale
  • 405, 440, 460, 970, POWER5 and POWER6 from IBM

Not compliant cores:

  • e300 and e600 from Freescale
  • 403 and 401 from IBM.

PowerPC G4 is a designation used by Apple Computer to describe a fourth generation of PowerPC microprocessors. ...

Implementations

Some examples..


Processors

  • PowerPC processors from IBM, Freescale, Tundra, AMCC, PA Semi, Atmel, among others.
  • PowerQUICC processors from Freescale
  • POWER processors from IBM
  • Broadway processors from IBM
  • Xenon processors from IBM
  • BlueGene/L processors for supercomputers by IBM
  • The Cell processor from IBM, Sony and Toshiba
  • Virtex FPGAs from Xilinx
  • V-Dragon CPU from Culturecom
  • KC256 and Kilocore1025 from Rapport using Kilocore technology
  • SeaStar communications processor in Cray XT3 supercomputer

IBM PowerPC 601 Microprocessor PowerPC is a RISC microprocessor architecture created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM. Originally intended for personal computers, PowerPC CPUs have since become popular embedded and high-performance processors as well. ... Atmel ATMEGA32 microcontroller Atmel AT90S2333 microcontroller Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) is a manufacturer of semiconductors, founded in 1984 by George Perlegos. ... PowerQUICC is the name for several Power Architecture based microcontrollers from Freescale Semiconductor. ... POWER is a RISC instruction set architecture designed by IBM. The name is a acronym for Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC. POWER is also the name of a series of microprocessors that implements the instruction set architecture. ... IBM Broadway microprocessor Broadway is the name of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) in Nintendos Wii video game console. ... Waternoose processor (with remaining thermal paste) Xenon is a CPU that is used in the Xbox 360 game console. ... Blue Gene/L Blue Gene is computer architecture project designed to produce several next generation super computers, operating in the PFLOPS range. ... Layout of the IBM Cell die Cell is a microprocessor architecture jointly developed by a Sony, Toshiba, and IBM alliance known as STI. The architectural design and first implementation were carried out at the STI Design Center over a four-year period beginning March 2001 on a budget reported by... A field-programmable gate array or FPGA is a gate array that can be reprogrammed after it is manufactured, rather than having its programming fixed during the manufacturing — a programmable logic device. ... Xilinx, Inc. ... Kilocore, from Rapport Inc. ... The Cray XT3 is a shared-memory massively parallel MIMD supercomputer designed by Cray Inc. ...

Systems

  • Printers, cars, aircraft, medical imaging, telecom equipment, spacecraft, RIPs, set top boxes, etc, from a multitude of companies.

i5 Model 570 (2006) The Application System/400 (also known as AS/400), now System i (also known as iSeries), is a type of computer produced by IBM. It was first produced in 1988. ... IBM logo The RS/6000 (for RISC System/6000), now System p5, is IBMs current RISC/UNIX-based server and workstation product line. ... Blue Gene/L Blue Gene is computer architecture project designed to produce several next generation super computers, operating in the PFLOPS range. ... Power Macintosh, or Power Mac, is the name of a line of Apple Macintosh personal computers based on various models of PowerPC microprocessors. ... The correct title of this article is . ... The original Blueberry iBook The iBook was a line of laptop computers sold by Apple Computer between 1999 and 2006. ... The PowerBook is a line of Apple Macintosh laptop computers that was designed, manufactured and sold by Apple Computer from 1991 to 2006. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The EFIKA is really small which this picture shows, including the AGP riser slot. ... Genesi is computer company focused on building Power Architecture computers. ... TiVo (pronounced tee-voh, IPA: ) is a popular brand of digital video recorder (DVR) in the United States. ... The Nintendo GameCube (Japanese: ゲームキューブ; originally code-named Dolphin during development; abbreviated as GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the 128-bit era; the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth video game console released by Nintendo. ... The Xbox 360 is the successor to Microsofts Xbox video game console, developed in cooperation with IBM, ATI, Samsung and SiS. Information on the console first came through viral marketing campaigns and it was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005, with detailed launch and game information divulged... PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[8] commonly abbreviated PS3) is Sony Computer Entertainments seventh-generation video game console, third in the PlayStation series. ... The RAD6000 radiation-hardened single board computer, based on the IBM POWER CPU, is manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS and is mainly known as the onboard computer of numerous NASA spacecraft. ... The RAD750 is a radiation-hardened single board computer, based on IBMs PowerPC 750. ... BAE Systems plc is the worlds fourth largest defence contractor[2] and a commercial aerospace manufacturer. ... This article is about a computer networking device. ... A raster image processor (RIP) is a component used in a printing system which produces a bitmap. ...

Operating Systems

Linux (IPA pronunciation: ) is a Unix-like computer operating system family that uses the Linux kernel. ... A screenshot of Yellow Dog Linux 4. ... Terra Soft Solutions, Inc. ... MkLinux is an Open Source Software project, initiated by OSF Research Institute and Apple Computer, in order to port Linux to the PowerPC platform. ... Mach is an operating system microkernel developed at Carnegie Mellon University to support operating system research, primarily distributed and parallel computation. ... NetBSD is a freely redistributable, open source version of the Unix-like BSD computer operating system. ... OpenBSD is a freely available Unix-like computer operating system descended from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley. ... FreeBSD is a Unix-like free operating system descended from AT&T UNIX via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) branch through the 386BSD and 4. ... Hexley, the mascot of OpenDarwin OpenDarwin is a freely available, multi-platform BSD / Mach 3. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mac OS X (official IPA pronunciation: ) is a line of proprietary, graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... Apple Inc. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) is a proprietary operating system developed by IBM based on UNIX System V. Before the product was ever marketed, the acronym AIX originally stood for Advanced IBM UNIX. AIX has pioneered numerous network operating system enhancements, introducing new innovations later adopted by Unix-like operating systems... OS/400 is an operating system used on IBMs line of AS/400 (now called iSeries) minicomputers. ... International Business Machines Corporation (known as IBM or Big Blue; NYSE: IBM) is a multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA. The company is one of the few information technology companies with a continuous history dating back to the 19th century. ... Solaris is a computer operating system developed by Sun Microsystems. ... Sun Microsystems, Inc. ... OpenSolaris is an open source project created by Sun Microsystems to build a developer community around the Solaris Operating System technology. ... Windows NT is a family of operating systems produced by Microsoft, the first version of which was released in July 1993. ... Microsoft is one of few companies engaging itself in the console wars Where they are up against sony, nintendo, and of course sharps new console which may cause a threat. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bell Laboratories (also known as Bell Labs and formerly known as AT&T Bell Laboratories and Bell Telephone Laboratories) was the main research and development arm of the United States Bell System. ... BeOS is an operating system for personal computers which began development by Be Inc. ... Be, Incorporated was the company that developed the BeOS operating system and BeBox computer. ... eCos (embedded Configurable operating system) is an open source, royalty-free, real-time operating system intended for embedded systems and applications which need only one process. ... VxWorks is a Unix-like real-time operating system made and sold by Wind River Systems of Alameda, California, USA. Like most RTOSes, VxWorks includes a multitasking kernel with pre-emptive scheduling and fast interrupt response, extensive inter-process communications and synchronization facilities, and a file system. ... Wind River Systems, Inc. ... QNX (pronounced either Q-N-X or Q-nix) is a commercial POSIX-compliant Unix-like real-time operating system, aimed primarily at the embedded systems market. ... The LynxOS RTOS is a Unix-like real-time operating system from LynuxWorks (formerly Lynx Real-Time Systems). Sometimes known as the Lynx Operating System, LynxOS features POSIX compliance and, more recently, Linux compatibility. ... LynuxWorks, Inc. ... MorphOS is a mixed proprietary and open source operating system produced for the PegasosPPC hardware platform by a core development team and contributors. ... Genesi is computer company focused on building Power Architecture computers. ... There have been many different versions of the AmigaOS operating system during its two decades of history. ...

References

  1. ^ a b PowerPC Book E v.1.0. IBM.
  2. ^ Cell BE Architecture v.1.0. IBM.
  3. ^ a b Power ISA™ v.2.03. Power.org.
  4. ^
  5. ^ a b c d e f These operating systems are discontinued on Power Architecture

External links

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