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I have been thinking of making a LiveCD that is stripped down, and when popped in and booted from, it does nothing but download the SMP client for Linux, loads it, and folds. This way there would be virtually no O/S overhead, and it SHOULD theoretically produce WU's like crazy, as well as help the folders because they wouldn't need to install an O/S on their folding rigs - just a tiny HDD or a thumb drive.

Thoughts? Suggestions?
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I have been thinking of making a LiveCD that is stripped down, and when popped in and booted from, it does nothing but download the SMP client for Linux, loads it, and folds. This way there would be virtually no O/S overhead, and it SHOULD theoretically produce WU's like crazy, as well as help the folders because they wouldn't need to install an O/S on their folding rigs - just a tiny HDD or a thumb drive.

Thoughts? Suggestions?
Provided that this is considerably more efficient than using a "normal", installed OS, and has good wired/wireless NIC support, then absolutely. Damn Small Linux would probably be a good candidate as a base for this.
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i would be interested
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post #4 of 10
great idea, but you would need a way for it to save work, so if you have to quit in the middle of a WU you don't lose everything.
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if it just downloads it, and runs it, would you still be able to enter username and team?
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A guy already makes a folding cd or usb stick looks like hes done alot of work to it sence last time i used it i might try it again.

http://reilly.homeip.net/folding/
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I would definitely be interested! There are so many PCs that go through my house it's not even funny. It would be great to be able to just pop in a CD and fold.
 
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totally interested, this would be a HUGE benefit for me

thumb drive would be awesome for my setup
    
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thanks for the link Bal3wolf!
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Is there even a significant difference?
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