LinuxDevices: Linux CD Turns Opteron PC into "Gaming Console on Steroids"
Oct 06, 2003, 10:00 (9 Talkback[s])
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"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..."