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Old 2010-01-27, 04:09   #1
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http://www.returninfinity.com/baremetal.html


Found this today on stumbleupon. I was wondering if anyone thinks it has any potential for our work here.

Ive long dreamt of a "live cd" that was stripped out of everything but prime95 and configured to just start running unattended

(and possibly report results back to a central server to pick back up in the case of a reboot or if the live cd was moved to another machine)

This seems like it might be intresting but im not sure how hard it would be to port prime95 to assembly.

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Old 2010-01-27, 06:08   #2
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This seems like it might be intresting but im not sure how hard it would be to port prime95 to assembly.
Perhaps about as hard as simply helping Return Infinity to implement its plans to add "the ability to write data back to the disk, a C/C++ library for applications, and network support."
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Old 2010-01-27, 07:50   #3
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Ive long dreamt of a "live cd" that was stripped out of everything but prime95 and configured to just start running unattended
This has already been done, but for a different DC project called folding@home.

I'm sure it's possible to do it for mprime, though.
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Old 2010-01-28, 23:56   #4
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i would think a usb drive would be better than a cd so you could save progress and assignments...
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Old 2010-01-29, 01:32   #5
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i would think a usb drive would be better than a cd so you could save progress and assignments...
Most machines would require a change to the bios to make that available. (In my experience.)
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Old 2010-01-29, 08:50   #6
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Most machines would require a change to the bios to make that available. (In my experience.)
Older machines yes. Most current BIOS support booting from USB.
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Old 2010-01-29, 14:51   #7
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Older machines yes. Most current BIOS support booting from USB.
I thought that most machines have that turned off as a default. Yes it is supported, so were LS-120's, but most folks never used that one.
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Old 2010-01-30, 16:04   #8
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I thought that most machines have that turned off as a default. Yes it is supported, so were LS-120's, but most folks never used that one.
Yes, you probably do not want it on normally.
Its easy to turn on and off.
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