What to do with a shiny new Intel Core Duo Mac Mini

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Well, I have an Intel Mac sitting in a box waiting to do 'stuff', but I need 'stuff' to do. ;)

Checked F@H, and the only option there still seems to be 'use Rosetta', which sucks, so I won't be doing that. So, more options needed, otherwise it stays where it is - in it's box. You have been warned. :)
 
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The BOINC site doesn't say whether BOINC comes in Universal or not, so the closest to a best option might be to compile your own.

You could alternatively just send it my way - I'll make sure it gets put to good use :p
 
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tolien said:
You could alternatively just send it my way - I'll make sure it gets put to good use :p
That suggestion goes in the same box as 'use Rosetta'. Nice try though. :p

I tried compiling BOINC once, but gave up. Too many dependencies. Of course, save for the benchmarks, it's the project's applications that count, so I doubt I'd gain much anyway.
 
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Can't you boot camp windows XP and then run BOINC + ClimatePrediction.net ?

Two models run nicely on the ol' dual cores :D
 
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Well, it's official. Core Duos rock. :cool: :D

When I left it this morning it was churning 'em out at a rate of 1 every 72 minutes. Not bad for 1.66GHz and the standard Mactel client. :D

Heaven knows what it'd do in Wintel mode with a nicely optimised Windows client. :eek:
 
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They don't get *that* hot on the case, but they breathe fire out the back. :eek:

Problem is then don't shift much air, so hot air tends to build up a bit.

I probably need to find some way to help the airflow, but short of cutting big holes in it (sacrilege for a Mac), I'm at a loss. :(
 
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Berserker said:
Well, I have an Intel Mac sitting in a box waiting to do 'stuff', but I need 'stuff' to do. ;)

Checked F@H, and the only option there still seems to be 'use Rosetta', which sucks, so I won't be doing that. So, more options needed, otherwise it stays where it is - in it's box. You have been warned. :)

Hi there,

I'm using an intel Imac to crunch SETI@Home the best version of BOINC (at the moment) is 5.4.9

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php?dev=1

This is a development build but it crunches 4 times faster than using Rosetta. The only down side is only EAH and SAH support it until the next official version of BOINC is out.
 
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