Mac – Is it possible to Run a VM Simulating Power Architecture on a Machine with x86 Architecture

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Is it possible to bring up a virtual machine which simulates IBM Power guest architecture (Big Endian) on a machine running x86 host architecture (Little Endian)? Obviously the VM would have to simulate the swapped byte order.

Is anyone familiar with a way to do this?

My instinct says no for several reasons, and even if it is, it may not be a good idea, but I figured I would ask anyway.

Best Answer

  • Theoretically, sure - but it would be so complex that it wouldn't really be a VM anymore, it would be a simulator with extremely poor performance. Like @Ramhound, I don't know of any packages that do this.

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