MD-90
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Anyone Else Here Run Seti@home?

Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:16 am

I've done 156 work units over 4797 hours so far.

Today's my 3.000 year anniversary with seti@home, I joined March 6, 2002. My average CPU time is 30.75 hours, and I've completed more work units than 86.650% of the total users.

(can't you tell they love statistics?)

I don't think I'll ever be the one who's computer discovers an authentic extraterrestial signal, but hey, it's fun.
 
AC320
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RE: Anyone Else Here Run Seti@home?

Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:20 am

I used it for about a month, but then my computer started acting funny so I removed it.
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EGGD
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RE: Anyone Else Here Run Seti@home?

Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:34 am

I started using it in 1998, and stopped in 2002 when it nearly destroyed my computer.

I did some horrendous amount..... I tihnk about 4000 units or something.
 
covert
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RE: Anyone Else Here Run Seti@home?

Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:44 am

As of right now, 412 units, over 3959 hours, joined Oct 2002, Average CPU time 9 hrs, but that is due to my old pc, my new one usually does em in two.
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MD-90
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RE: Anyone Else Here Run Seti@home?

Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:29 am

2?

My old computer (400 MHz AMD K6-2, 96 MB RAM) used to do them around 90 hours apiece, while my current Dell laptop (1.6 GHz, 384 MB RAM) did them in 15 hours. But lately it's gone up a lot, to almost 40 hours. I'm not sure why, though.

For example, right now my data unit is 46% done, and it has taken 23.5 hours to process it that far. Seems slow to me (although they did change the data units several months ago, to search for more stuff).
 
SophieMaltese
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RE: Anyone Else Here Run Seti@home?

Thu Mar 06, 2003 11:15 am

I used to have it a while back but have since upgraded computers and never reinstalled it.
 
lubcha132
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RE: Anyone Else Here Run Seti@home?

Thu Mar 06, 2003 11:19 am

what is it? i know what seti is but what can you do?
 
MD-90
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RE: Anyone Else Here Run Seti@home?

Thu Mar 06, 2003 1:43 pm

http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/

It's the original distributed computing program. It's run by Berkeley, and examines data from the Arecibo radio telescope to see if an extraterrestial signal could be detected.

Contact with ET, in other words.
 
jwenting
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RE: Anyone Else Here Run Seti@home?

Fri Mar 07, 2003 12:33 am

1272 1.989 years 13 hr 41 min 45.8 sec Fri Dec 13 08:03:27 2002
That's when I lost access to the computer at work it was running on because the company went under ;-(

Haven't installed it anywhere else yet. Computers at work aren't powerfull enough and I need the CPU cycles at home for other things.
I wish I were flying
 
KROC
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RE: Anyone Else Here Run Seti@home?

Fri Mar 07, 2003 12:45 am

I have it. I am around 350 work units and am pushing 8,000 hours or so. I think I have had it for like 8 or 10 months or so.

On a side note, anyone know how to check for to make sure all the old Seti@Home info is getting deleted off your hard drive, so it doesn't keep taking up space?
 
covert
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RE: Anyone Else Here Run Seti@home?

Fri Mar 07, 2003 1:46 am

In your seti directory, work_unit.sah is the file containing work data. It should be around 350-400K, and is replaced automatically when you send the results in.
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