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    CHRP – Common Hardware Reference Platform

    Pronounced chirp. Short for Common Hardware Reference Platform, CHRP is a specification for PowerPC -based machines that can run the Mac OS, Windows NT, or AIX. First released in 1996, CHRP was supposed to make it possible for computer vendors to build Macintosh clones as well as PowerPC-based NT computers.

    CHRP is also called the PowerPC Platform (PPCP).