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a little experiment with old hardware

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Message 50693 - Posted: 2 May 2014, 11:39:51 UTC

As an experiment and just for kicks, I put back together an old Pentium 233MMX system to compare its performance against modern day ARM based phones/micro computers. After a bit of a struggle to find a modern Linux distribution that would run on this CPU, I've settled for Crunchbang Linux.

This is the host ID: http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/show_host_detail.php?hostid=71378

I've let it run and complete one task: http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/result.php?resultid=16682295

It took about 115 hours to complete but that doesn't look so bad compared to my Pocket TV (Cortex A9 @ 1GHz http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/show_host_detail.php?hostid=66368) that takes about 50 to 60 hours per task on average.
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Message 50697 - Posted: 2 May 2014, 13:30:35 UTC - in response to Message 50693.  

As an experiment and just for kicks, I put back together an old Pentium 233MMX system to compare its performance against modern day ARM based phones/micro computers. After a bit of a struggle to find a modern Linux distribution that would run on this CPU, I've settled for Crunchbang Linux.

This is the host ID: http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/show_host_detail.php?hostid=71378

I've let it run and complete one task: http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/result.php?resultid=16682295

It took about 115 hours to complete but that doesn't look so bad compared to my Pocket TV (Cortex A9 @ 1GHz http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/show_host_detail.php?hostid=66368) that takes about 50 to 60 hours per task on average.

I bet it uses a ton more electricity, though!
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Message 50701 - Posted: 2 May 2014, 15:34:54 UTC - in response to Message 50697.  

Haha, that's for sure, you're right.

It has now been put to rest.
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Message 50761 - Posted: 6 May 2014, 23:53:41 UTC - in response to Message 50693.  

As an experiment and just for kicks, I put back together an old Pentium 233MMX system to compare its performance against modern day ARM based phones/micro computers. After a bit of a struggle to find a modern Linux distribution that would run on this CPU, I've settled for Crunchbang Linux.

This is the host ID: http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/show_host_detail.php?hostid=71378

I've let it run and complete one task: http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/result.php?resultid=16682295

It took about 115 hours to complete but that doesn't look so bad compared to my Pocket TV (Cortex A9 @ 1GHz http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/show_host_detail.php?hostid=66368) that takes about 50 to 60 hours per task on average.

Your ARM runs about the same as the PIII 850MHz I still have running.
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