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PowerVM Lx86 was a binary translation layer for IBM's System p servers. [1]

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Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. (commonly known as Apple) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

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Apple's transition to Intel processors

Apple's Intel transition was the process of changing the central processing unit (CPU) of Macintosh computers from PowerPC processors to Intel x86 processors.

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Binary translation

In computing, binary translation (or (binary) recompilation) is the emulation of one instruction set by another through translation of binary code.

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CPU cache

A CPU cache is a cache used by the central processing unit (CPU) of a computer to reduce the average time to access data from the main memory.

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Cross-platform virtualization

Cross-platform virtualization is a form of computer virtualization that allows software compiled for a specific CPU and operating system to run unmodified on computers with different CPUs and/or operating systems, through a combination of dynamic binary translation and operating system call mapping.

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In computing, an emulator is hardware or software that enables one computer system (called the host) to behave like another computer system (called the guest).

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In computing, an executable file or executable program, or sometimes simply an executable, causes a computer "to perform indicated tasks according to encoded instructions," as opposed to a data file that must be parsed by a program to be meaningful.

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Execution (computing)

Execution in computer and software engineering is the process by which a computer or a virtual machine performs the instructions of a computer program.

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Hardware virtualization

Computer hardware virtualization is the virtualization of computers as complete hardware platforms, certain logical abstractions of their componentry, or only the functionality required to run various operating systems.

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International Business Machines Corporation (commonly referred to as IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York.

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IBM System p

The System p, formerly known as RS/6000, was IBM's RISC/UNIX-based server and workstation product line.

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Kernel (operating system)

In computing, the kernel is a computer program that manages I/O requests from software, and translates them into data processing instructions for the central processing unit and other electronic components of a computer.

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Linux (pronounced or, less frequently) is a Unix-like and mostly POSIX-compliant computer operating system (OS) assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution.

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OS X (pronounced; originally Mac OS X) is a series of Unix-based graphical interface operating systems (OS) developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Macintosh computers, having been pre-installed on all Macs since 2002.

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Power Architecture

Power Architecture is a registered trademark for similar RISC instruction sets for microprocessors developed and manufactured by such companies as IBM, Freescale, AppliedMicro, LSI, e2v and Synopsys.

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The POWER5 is a microprocessor developed and fabricated by IBM.

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The POWER6 is a microprocessor developed by IBM that implemented the Power ISA v.2.03.

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PowerPC (an acronym for Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC – Performance Computing, sometimes abbreviated as PPC) is a RISC instruction set architecture created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM.

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PowerVM, formerly known as Advanced Power Virtualization (APV), is a chargeable feature of IBM POWER5, POWER6 and POWER7 servers and is required for support of micro-partitions and other advanced features.

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Proprietary software

Proprietary software, non-free software (in the sense of missing freedoms), or closed-source software is software, where the developers or distributors reserve all freedoms and rights.

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QuickTransit was a cross-platform virtualization program developed by Transitive Corporation.

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Rosetta (software)

Rosetta is a dynamic binary translator for Mac OS X that allows many PowerPC applications to run on certain Intel-based Macintosh computers without modification.

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SSE2, Streaming SIMD Extensions 2, is one of the Intel SIMD (Single Instruction, Multiple Data) processor supplementary instruction sets first introduced by Intel with the initial version of the Pentium 4 in 2001.

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Streaming SIMD Extensions

In computing, Streaming SIMD Extensions (SSE) is a SIMD instruction set extension to the x86 architecture, designed by Intel and introduced in 1999 in their Pentium III series processors as a reply to AMD's 3DNow!.

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x86 is a family of backward compatible instruction set architectures based on the Intel 8086 CPU and its Intel 8088 variant.

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32-bit is also a term given to a generation of microcomputers in which 32-bit microprocessors are the norm.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerVM_Lx86

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