“One Second (Twitted)” is net-based project which stretches one second long piece of computation to more than a millenium. In more detail, the project tweets all Intel assembly instructions executed in one second on a Windows PC. Approximately 433 million assembly instructions were collected while running ‘ffmpeg‘ to extract the video frames used in the Origins project. It just happened that the total running time for the application was one second on a Windows 8.1 machine, running on an Intel Core i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz, with 16GB of RAM. The instructions were extracted using Intel® Software Development Emulator. The raw output from the emulator was cleaned up using my own custom C# software to extract only the assembly instructions. These instructions are tweeted every 1.5 minutes using a custom PHP script running in the background on this site’s ISP provider’s servers.
The script posts 980 tweets per day to meet the 1000 tweets/day limit imposed by Twitter. All the instructions will be tweeted to completion in approximately 1210 years, 9 months, and 12 days.
(The feed below auto-updates every minute or two with newly tweeted instructions.)