Winter distributed computing

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by flyrod, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. flyrod macrumors 6502

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  2. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Haha, If i fired up my 3 G5s and both MDD G4s I could probably heat my office even with these arctic temps
     
  3. RhianB macrumors 6502

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  4. tevion5 macrumors 68000

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    I'm interested but not familiar with this. Is there some sort of PPC client that one can run?
     
  5. flyrod thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, check out www.distributed.net for all the info. They have current clients for PPC Mac OS.
     
  6. RhianB macrumors 6502

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    So aside from using networked computers to process data, what is the projects greater purpose? What are they doing?
     
  7. myscrnnm macrumors 6502a

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    Is anyone still running this project? I don't see any updates since summer of 2015. Maybe it's like the Dharma Initiative.
     
  8. tevion5 macrumors 68000

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    Thanks! I'll give it a go when I can.

    Looks like most of the clients got updates all throughout this year so it seems like somebody is knocking about.
     
  9. flyrod thread starter macrumors 6502

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    PPC moved up a spot on the cpu/os list today!

    [​IMG]
     
  10. topbanana_ macrumors member

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    I run Seti@home and have done since the late 90's (96/97?) when it more or less started :)

    However I only run it on good thermal machines now and that has ruled out iMacs, Mac Mini's, and any laptop since it is I am sure it was responsible for the death of both my MacMini G4 and my MacbookPro a couple of years back (especially if you also run GPU crunching and thus stress that fan/processor as well). So for now it's running (CPU & GPU) on an old x86 Linux machine only.

    I certainly don't want to stress my ancient G5 on it ;)
     
  11. flyrod thread starter macrumors 6502

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  12. Daniël Oosterhuis macrumors 6502a

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    BOINC, the software you need to do SETI@Home computing, still has a fairly up to date version for PowerPC Macs, G3 to G5, and OS X 10.4 and up.
     
  13. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    The G5 loves numbers. Its like a car. Drive it. Sure, it might be old, maybe a classic, but its kinda sad whenever it can't do what it was designed to.


    I set it up on a MBP to warm my hands at work.
     
  14. topbanana_ macrumors member

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    Yeah but crunching is more like racing than driving and you don't race classics (or bits fall off ;) ).....
     

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