× The internal search function is temporarily non-functional. The current search engine is no longer viable and we are researching alternatives.
As a stop gap measure, we are using Google's custom search engine service.
If you know of an easy to use, open source, search engine ... please contact support@midrange.com.

There is a functional, open source PowerPC emulator for the x86 on the
internet called PearPC, www.pearpc.net <http://www.pearpc.net/> .  I believe
it emulates the PowerPC 750 chip.  It will run PPC Linux and Mac OS X, and
was designed to run a wide variety of PowerPC based operating systems.  I
have witnessed OS X running on a P4, and it was quite amazing.


I realize the PowerPC chip being emulated here is not exactly the same as
used in the iSeries, and that the iSeries chips have extended instructions
with undocumented IOPs, as pointed out in earlier posts.  Nevertheless, I
can not help but wonder what changes would need to be made to this emulator
to be able to IPL the SLIC.  It would be a lot of fun to see it work.


It could be that there is insufficient documentation available for the
peripherals to actually accomplish a working emulator.  Still, I'm curious
if anyone is interested in discussing this topic, or actually starting such
a project, using a base of code such as PearPC as a starting point.





As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

This thread ...


Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2022 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].

Operating expenses for this site are earned using the Amazon Associate program and Google Adsense.