[clug] SETI@home on Xbox linux

Sam Couter sam at couter.dropbear.id.au
Tue Nov 22 19:45:51 GMT 2005

Bunyip Redgum <bunyipr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just remember that a firewall shouldn't be used for anything else -
> any additional applications will reduce the security.

While the second part of your statement is true, the first depends
entirely on the risk assessment of the firewall user/owner.

> On 11/16/05, Robin Shannon <robin.shannon at gmail.com> wrote:
> > jabber server. Most of the time, however, said x-box will probably
> > just be sitting around wasting electricity, so i would like to harness
> > all those wasted cpu cycles doing something along the lines of
> > SETI at home.

CPU cycles aren't constant. Most CPUs will slow the clock when they're
idle, using less electricity. If you run SETI at home or the
distributed.net client or whatever else just to chew up idle CPU cycles,
only then will you be wasting excess electricity.
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