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Message 45028 - Posted: 23 Jul 2012, 20:16:06 UTC

I have a Mac Mini 2009 Edition laying around that is only hosting a rarely used Vent server.

I am interested on putting BOINC on it, but seeing as it only has a Dual Core Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.53GHz, I am unsure if it could be useful.

Can someone point me to a project that would run well on the older CPU, and still do enough work for it to be worth doing?

I don't want to join a project, and have it take 3 days to do one workunit.

Anyway, thanks in advance.
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Message 45036 - Posted: 23 Jul 2012, 23:37:37 UTC - in response to Message 45028.  

Any of the present projects can run perfectly on that CPU. It's not that bad.
Those 3 day tasks you think of happen on a Pentium 2, running Seti. Your CPU should run circles around that.
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Message 45133 - Posted: 1 Aug 2012, 20:48:43 UTC - in response to Message 45028.  
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It is not easy to find WUs lasting for less than 12 hours on a Core 2 Duo à 2.53.

I run such projects on 2 "old" computers witk Core 2 Duo :
- Docking@home (not running under OSX).
- Enigma (no work available).
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Message 45134 - Posted: 1 Aug 2012, 21:45:55 UTC - in response to Message 45133.  

How about running the Proth Prime Search (LLR) and Sophie Germain Prime Search (LLR) tasks at Primegrid?

At Rosetta@Home you can set the target CPU run time in your preferences and then get tasks that take approx. that long.
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