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LinuxDevices: Linux CD Turns Opteron PC into "Gaming Console on Steroids"

Oct 06, 2003, 10:00 (9 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to F. Love for this link. ]

"A new 64-bit Linux CD can instantly turn an AMD Athlon 64-based PC into the ultimate gaming console, according to Super Computer Inc. (SCI). The company has created a distribution of the popular America's Army multi-player strategy game on a bootable Linux CD, that it says was developed in partnership with AMD, nVidia, and the US Army. According to SCI, the GameStorm CD boots directly into a gaming-console-like environment that maximizes hardware access for the game software and cuts out legacy operating system overhead, resulting in the feeling of 'a gaming console on steroids.'

"SCI says its GameStorm technology fits onto a single CD and essentially turns the PC into an embedded Linux based 'console-like' gaming system. The Linux OS scans the hardware, loads a custom distribution of 64-bit embedded Linux, and then runs the game software. The experience for the end-user is fast and powerful game playing that boots in under one minute, without the usual overhead from the legacy operating systems traditionally used in the gaming industry, SCI claims..."

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