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common hardware reference platform (CHRP)

The Common Hardware Reference Platform (CHRP) is an open hardware architecture originally developed by IBM to ensure compatibility between systems running PowerPCs from different manufacturers.

This platform, in whose development Apple and Motorola also participated, was to be marketed as an alternative to the Intel platforms.

The CHRP activities began in 1994 and define the interface toRead Only Memories (ROM), furthermore the specifications contain a level 2 cache, interfaces to Ethernet, Small Computer System Interface (SCSI), uniform keyboard interfaces and serial as well as parallel connections. A bootstrap ROM provides automatic configuration for each operating system.

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Englisch: common hardware reference platform - CHRP
Updated at: 28.08.2011
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