mersenneforum.org

mersenneforum.org (https://www.mersenneforum.org/index.php)
-   Hardware (https://www.mersenneforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=9)
-   -   repurposing random consumer electronics (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=25008)

kriesel 2019-12-06 17:32

repurposing random consumer electronics
 
Saw [URL]https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/3/20984028/playstation-supercomputer-ps3-umass-dartmouth-astrophysics-25th-anniversary?utm_source=pocket-newtab[/URL] and recalled the linux repurposing of certain Linksys wireless routers and Ernst's recent cellphone effort. I wonder how many other items are sitting around that could be doing GIMPS work in their mostly idle days and nights. [URL]https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shield/shield-tv/[/URL] seems a candidate. How about the various other models of smart TVs? [URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_TV"]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_TV [/URL]
[URL]https://hdtvsandmore.com/toshiba-4k-hdr-60hz-smart-led-tv-fire-tv-edition-43lf711u20-50lf711u20-55lf711u20[/URL]
Or addon boxes? [URL]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Fire_TV[/URL] shows sufficient ram for primality testing or trial factoring is typical, and they're based on a variant of Android.

[URL]http://marksmods.com/Hack-the-Fire-TV/[/URL]
[URL]http://www.aftvnews.com/root/[/URL]
[URL]https://forum.xda-developers.com/fire-tv[/URL]

Conversely, how should one secure/firewall a smart TV? [URL]https://lifehacker.com/how-to-protect-your-smart-tv-from-getting-hacked-1822805501[/URL]

Uncwilly 2019-12-06 17:52

What about Roku? Mine sits idle most of the time. I could leave it running on a GIMPS channel. I have a DVR that also has some apps (like VUDU, Pandora, and YouTube ). It (and the Roku) is old enough that they are no longer updating the software.

kriesel 2019-12-06 18:17

[QUOTE=Uncwilly;532200]What about Roku? Mine sits idle most of the time. I could leave it running on a GIMPS channel. I have a DVR that also has some apps (like VUDU, Pandora, and YouTube ). It (and the Roku) is old enough that they are no longer updating the software.[/QUOTE]Do a web search. It didn't take long to come up with this:

[URL]https://www.reddit.com/r/Roku/comments/42d0n7/roku_stick_hacking_and_modding/[/URL]
(you didn't say what model or version or software level your Roku is)

Uncwilly 2019-12-06 21:42

[QUOTE=kriesel;532201](you didn't say what model or version or software level your Roku is)[/QUOTE]Old enough that I got an email saying that they no longer are updating the software (an Oh Hey, here is a deal on a newer model that can handle bigger and faster.)

It is an SD or XD.

xilman 2019-12-07 09:49

I've noted here many times that some of my old computers are re-purposed as fan heaters.

Nick 2019-12-07 10:11

[QUOTE=kriesel;532199]Conversely, how should one secure/firewall a smart TV? [/QUOTE]
Just repurpose a scope instead?

kriesel 2019-12-07 22:47

I noticed some of the consumer hardware (Fire TV) included OpenCL1.2 or 2.0. Some of it is ARM processor cpus and Mali gpus, rather like the smartphones that Ernst and others have been running Mlucas upon the cpu side of. [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Fire_TV[/url]


All times are UTC. The time now is 07:10.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.