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Will the p-75 be able to made

Will the p-75 be able to made it within the deadline?

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RE: Will the p-75 be able

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Will the p-75 be able to made it within the deadline?

I'm afraid...not. Well, maybe if you cool it with liquid nitrogen and overclock it quite a bit.... :-).
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It might work on SETI. There

It might work on SETI. There was someone who had a P60 crunch there, and get credit. There's a very long thread about it on their forums.

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RE: It might work on SETI.

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It might work on SETI. There was someone who had a P60 crunch there, and get credit. There's a very long thread about it on their forums.

Yup, that was Astro, right? This was great stuff to read, as he kept folks updated almost daily about progress of that ole Pentium. Rosetta has some shorter WUs as well. Better not try ClimatePrediction, where WUs can take months even on C2Ds :-).

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for a box that old, something

for a box that old, something like primegrid would probably be a good choice. The shorter size WUs there (and you can choose which you want) took ~10m on a celeron 420 (core solo based) 1.6.

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RE: Sorry to disappoint

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Sorry to disappoint you, guys, but i meant P3 like "Pentium 3", not the Playstation. Never saw one of those up close (to be honest, I don't care for games consoles much).
Stranger: Sounds really interesting :-) that is really a vintage box. You think it's going to cope with Einstein deadlines okay?


Those "game consoles" have reached 882 teraflops in Folding@home. IBM BlueGene/L, the fastest supercomputer in the world, is rated at 280 teraflops on the Linpack benchmark.
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I'm not saying they're not

I'm not saying they're not fast ;-) and everyone who enjoys using them should of course do so. But I, personally, am going to stick with PCs and servers...

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RE: I'm not saying they're

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I'm not saying they're not fast ;-) and everyone who enjoys using them should of course do so. But I, personally, am going to stick with PCs and servers...


Unfortunately, the BOINC platform has not been ported to the CELL engine. But since WorldCommunityGrid, sponsored by IBM, has recently switched to BOINC I would not be surprised if some IBM software guru would do the BOINC port on an IBM microprocessor like CELL.
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RE: RE: I'm not saying

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I'm not saying they're not fast ;-) and everyone who enjoys using them should of course do so. But I, personally, am going to stick with PCs and servers...

Unfortunately, the BOINC platform has not been ported to the CELL engine. But since WorldCommunityGrid, sponsored by IBM, has recently switched to BOINC I would not be surprised if some IBM software guru would do the BOINC port on an IBM microprocessor like CELL.
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There's progress recently: A PS3 version of BOINC can be found here http://www.ps3grid.net/PS3GRID/. This is great news!

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Hi! So, my "new" vintage

Hi!

So, my "new" vintage server has arrived:

I must admit I was a bit frightened when the thing arrived ("Did I order a PDP-11 ???" ):

But actually it had the expected size :-)

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