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Online programs as cube explorer?

Discussion in 'Cubing Help & Questions' started by Novriil, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Novriil

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    I hope this is the right thread.

    Are there any online sites or stuff, what work as cube explorer?? and where you can switch the puzzle into 5x5, pyraminx etc.
     
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  2. brunson

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    Probably not. Cube Explorer is extremely memory and processor intensive, it would put a tremendous load on the server.
     
  3. byu

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  4. abunickabhi

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    http://ldez.github.io/cubejs/

    Not exactly a solver, but it has some open threads , that can help make a basic level solver.
    We know that Cube solving software is extremely memory and processor intensive, it would put a tremendous load and difficulty to make it lightweight , and make it completely browser based.

    But what you say is possible, if some node.js , and C++ wrapper expert comes along , and makes a good cube alg generation applet which will be online.
     
  5. I had an online version available about 10 years ago when Herbert started to implement the webserver component. I experimented with the "small" memory version and the "big" (> 2GB) version, both on a 32 bit machine with 4 GB of memory at that time. It actually didn't cause too much CPU-load at that time if I used the big-memory version. The problem was more on the input side which was a handmade HTML+JavaScript version that broke with every update of IE/Netscape/FireFox.

    I think that I could recreate that later this month on a generic Azure Server and keep it up for a month to see how much that would cost. I am guessing that as long as the tables stay in memory and I limit the number of requests-per-user this shouldn't really put a dent in my credits. This is exactly what cloud-computing should make possible nowadays right?
     

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