‘Silly-SMP’ is a project to determine “What are the minimal changes needed to AROS to support ‘full’ SMP? Is it even possible?”
This is Research with a capital ‘R’.
But that ‘25% of the time’ _does_ show that a full SMP system on AROS is possible.
This is quite a big deal for the Amiga world – and proves that, in my view, AROS has more of a future than AmigaOS will ever have: it’s portable, and it’s open source, so experiments like this are more likely to happen.
This is not “Research,” it’s yet another instance of “Rediscovering” the wheel.
That being said, people working on alternative OSes just for the hell of it is a cool thing IMO.