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Posted 19 Apr 2020 by greglem
I have an old playstation 3 I'd like to use to contribute computation power to Rosetta@Home.
I was able to install linux and compile boinc, then I tried to connect to the Rosetta server. However it seems that the PowerPC architecture is not supported by this project, which is understandable since it is quite an exotic architecture. I was still able to run the benchmark which gave me this:
19-Apr-2020 18:35:41 [---] Running CPU benchmarks 19-Apr-2020 18:35:41 [---] Suspending computation - CPU benchmarks in progress 19-Apr-2020 18:36:13 [---] Benchmark results: 19-Apr-2020 18:36:13 [---] Number of CPUs: 2 19-Apr-2020 18:36:13 [---] 422 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU 19-Apr-2020 18:36:13 [---] 1355 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU 19-Apr-2020 18:36:14 [---] Resuming computation
Therefore I have 2 questions:
- Is the computation power given by the benchmark seems like a worthwhile platform to contribute power?
- If so, is there any chance Rosetta@Home can be recompiled to support this architecture? As a developer, I'm willing to help if needed.
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