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How is System p AVE different from an Emulator/Interpreter ?
Updated on 2007-04-05T04:39:33Z at 2007-04-05T04:39:33Z by SystemAdmin
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Re: How is System p AVE different from an Emulator/Interpreter ?2007-04-05T04:39:33ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.System p AVE is a translator. It does translation of the code blocks and then caches this new code. The translated code blocks can be re-executed from the cache on additional execution passes over the code so the original work is saved. Also, as code is re-used, it is increasingly optimized. Translation technology has been shown to be very effective in the industry over the past several years.
Emulators most often do their transforms instruction by instruction and redo the transformation each time the instruction is executed, incurring significant consistent overhead for every instruction that is run.