The PowerPC architecture, also referred to as PPC or Power ISA, is a 32-bit and 64-bit family of RISC instruction set processors created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM. It is a derivative of the Power Architecture for RISC-based systems.
The PowerPC architecture is supported by a plethora of operating systems including but not restricted to Amiga OS, BSD, IBM i, Linux, Mac OS Classic, Mac OS X and MorphOS. PowerPC-based processors are used for systems as different as embedded applications (including autopilots, robots and space craft), game consoles, personal computers, workstations, servers and mainframe computers.
Free Pascal supports code generation for both 32-bit and 64-bit PowerPC-based systems.