Instruction Set Architecture
POWER is a RISC, bi-endian (traditionally big-endian) instruction set architecture. The architecture was developed by IBM and has some use in server markets. The architecture was also derived into PowerPC for use in home computers , such as Apple's PowerMac lineup.
The POWER architecture first made it's debut in 1990 with the original (POWER1) architecture. It was originally known as the RISC System/6000 architecture.
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