Steve, That's very interesting about the long jump. I will have to see if I can find that thread. Yes, I think it would fascinating to experiment with the iSeries PowerPC OS on other platforms such as the PowerPC emulator, or maybe another hardware platform which implements the PowerPC chip like the Mac desktop or server. Since an iSeries with a blank hard disk can IPL far enough to format the hard disk and install the rest of the OS simply by inserting the first OS CD-ROM, that would be a good place to start. Matt -----Original Message----- From: Steve Richter [mailto:srichter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 7:16 PM To: MI Programming on the AS400 / iSeries Subject: RE: [MI400] a working ppc emulator Any kind of a low level project like this is a great idea. My interest is in porting a powerpc compiler from the Mac or some such platform to the as400. Compiling and running a powerpc assembler program on the 400 would be fantastic. We had a discussion on this list a long time ago on how the powerpc long jump can branch the program execution to any 64 bit address. Which on the 400 means you can jump to code that resides in an external object like a user space. That sort of facility looks to me to be the foundation of how you would extend the object model of the system. Matt, as far as what you are proposing, are you suggesting running as400 powerpc byte code on a PC? I am interested just to know how to do it. How would you get the object code off of the as400 onto the pc? -Steve
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