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ppc64 is an identifier commonly used within the Linux and GCC open source software communities to refer to the target architecture for applications optimized for 64-bit PowerPC- and Power Architecture processors, frequently used when compiling source code.

ppc64le is a pure little endian mode that's been introduced with the POWER8 as the prime target for the OpenPOWER Foundation based technologies, trying to enable porting of x86 Linux based software with minimal effort.

The PowerPC 970 was released in 2003 and was one of the first 64-bit processors developed for consumer type computers, PowerMac G5 in this case.

64-bit PowerPC processors[edit]

Defunct 64-bit PowerPC processors[edit]

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