Intel has begun a partnership to help a start-up company, Transitive, with software that enables computers with Intel chips to run programs written for rival processors. ………
Intel is Transitive’s third major publicly announced customer. The first was Silicon Graphics, whose customers can run software for their older MIPS-based computers on newer Itanium models. The second was Apple Computer, whose Transitive-based Rosetta product lets software for older PowerPC-based models run on new Intel Core-based machines.