Transitive wins 2006 Morgan Stanley Innovation Award for Rosetta tech

Transitive Corporation, a leading provider of software that enables transportability of applications across multiple processor and operating system (OS) pairs, today announced that it received a 2006 Innovation Award from Morgan Stanley at the firm’s Sixth Annual CTO Summit.

“We are extremely pleased to give our Innovation Award to Transitive,” said Guy Chiarello, Morgan Stanley’s Chief Information Officer, in the press release. “At Morgan Stanley, we take an aggressive approach to evaluating new technology, both as a business enabler and as a lever for business growth, and we have evaluated QuickTransit products within our own infrastructure. By enabling immediate software migration to chosen strategic server platforms, we believe that Transitive can help eliminate much of the difficulty and expense that companies face when upgrading hardware.”

The CTO Summit is designed to identify influential technology companies, as well as to recognize technologies that have added measurable value and efficiency to the overall marketplace, and have enabled Morgan Stanley to continue to leverage innovative technology in its own environment.

“Transitive is honored to receive recognition for its technology innovation by Morgan Stanley, a global financial services firm and innovative user of technology,” said Bob Wiederhold, President and CEO of Transitive, in the release. “That their evaluation has resulted in this award is a testimony to the potential of Transitive’s hardware virtualization technology “

The Innovation Awards are presented at Morgan Stanley’s CTO Summit, the event through which the winning companies are identified and selected. The rigorous selection process begins with recommendations from top-tier venture capitalists, and culminates with the evaluation and acceptance of the company’s offerings by Morgan Stanley IT.

More about Transitive’s Rosetta technology in use in Intel-powered Macs here.


  1. I still find rosetta to be a major cause of system panics on my intel mac. I try to avoid it as best as possible. Some software clearly doesn’t work very well under Rosetta. I hope those that don’t will quickly be made universal. Has anyone found a way to disable rosetta?

  2. Joe, how exactly is Rosetta crashing your computer. I’ve not heard of anyone else complaining of this and in my own experience Rosetta either works flawlessly or doesn’t work at all. It certainly has never caused my machine to crash however.

  3. Joe,
    I am curious what apps are giving you problems under Rosetta. I’ve had very few issues on my MacBook Pro. In fact, I am continually blown away how well programs run under it. I just finished a 800 MB photoshop file for billboard with dozens of layers, and almost couldn’t tell that wasn’t on my G5. I have not witnessed a single kernel panic.

  4. No Rosetta kernel panics here. Most likely this is being caused by faulty RAM and only looks Rosetta-associated because Rosetta hits RAM pretty hard to cache translated code.

    Speaking of which, Rosetta’s RAM consumption is unbelievable. The other day on a 512 MB MacBook, I had Finder, TextEdit, and MacTracker (the only PPC app) and Activity Monitor showed free RAM as 4 MB. Quitting MacTracker freed up something like 60 MB. Wow. Give it RAM and it works though.

  5. My mac has stock Apple ram. So I am not sure if the ram should be something I can blame for this. I also ran the hardware test, and it didn’t find any issues with the hardware. It very well could have to do with the applications I am running, but I still seriously hope Rosetta has some updates to it in the next OS update, because I have had it panic my machine. Basically the machine shows me the gray screen telling me I need to reboot. And I am 99.9% sure this is being caused by Rosetta, since it only happens when I am running PPC apps.

  6. Yeah Ampar,
    Everytime I see a post by you, I always get a good laugh.

    Doing anything stoned makes time slow down and speed up all at once. Like typing. Right now. Awesome.

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