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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2003 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The SETI project is very like space itself -- space is 99.7 percent void of content. 3.6 percent of known matter (to us) is centered in a mass volume of .00037 percent of known (by us) space.

In more understandable language, we are looking for a signal generated by an intellegent source in a vastness of garbled random noise. Looking for Nemo (the fish) in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans would be considered much easier and more successful (but much less rewarding).

Although I myself have doubts about the success of SETI, I have never stopped supporting the project itself for the past twenty years. It is my firm belief that this is truly a noble and unselfless project taken on by the populace of mankind.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some CPU Times , all measured with the same WU

http://www.seti-nl.org/cputijden.php



I'm still in a bad mood , because i want to join the security forums seti group... This afternoon i'm going to do some password guessing Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a way to go to catch this up.

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Surely if your that keen the same specced box with a customised linux install would give even better performance.

I was initially surprised that there are so few *nix users on that list but thinking about it most *nix users tend to stick it on an old slow box as is shown by the last entry on the list.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2003 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SETI@home is now up and running on my Linux box. The command line version is nowhere near as interesting to watch for half an hour as the GUI version tho Wink

System 1: XP2100+, 512meg ram PC2100 DDR, Windows XP Pro, SETI@home GUI version
System 2: Athlon 800, 392meg ram PC100, Slackware Linux 9, SETI@home CLI

Wonder which'll be faster? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2003 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The command line version is nowhere near as interesting to watch for half an hour as the GUI version tho

Man find a hobby!!! Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sgt_B wrote:
Man find a hobby!!! Razz


Hobbies, what are they? Laughing

As a side note, it's interesting the different amount of time each unit takes to process, mine have varied from c. 6 hrs to c. 14 hrs. Suppose it depends on the current system workload but still, that sort of variation is a bit more than I would expect.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just joined the group.. Put my stats to good use atleast..
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2003 5:04 am    Post subject: security forums - seti Reply with quote

It seems that SF seti group never gets updated. The only way I've found to view updated stats is quit then rejoin. Is it just me?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2003 5:29 am    Post subject: Re: security forums - seti Reply with quote

RTE wrote:
It seems that SF seti group never gets updated. The only way I've found to view updated stats is quit then rejoin. Is it just me?


It does get updated it just takes a while. My first unit was done in 4 hours and it took about 24-36 hours for it to show on the site.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2003 9:32 am    Post subject: sf group - seti Reply with quote

Seems I've waited longer than that but I'll wait and watch some more - thanks for the reply.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2003 11:21 am    Post subject: Re: sf group - seti Reply with quote

RTE wrote:
Seems I've waited longer than that but I'll wait and watch some more - thanks for the reply.


Yeh it only updates once a day I think, if you use http://seti.security-forums.com though it will take you to the CGI version which shows the real time stats.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2003 4:12 am    Post subject: seti Reply with quote

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if you use http://seti.security-forums.com though it will take you to the CGI version which shows the real time stats.



Yup - that did it - thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice forums here. Well maintained and used frequently.

I joined your team and hope to be of some help both with the forums and Seti.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to SFDC .... and thanks for the future assist on SETI.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 2:00 am    Post subject: Man fired for running SETI@work Reply with quote

Wonder how many others are running SETI or other folding software @ work...

http://news.com.com/2061-1032-5406158.html?tag=xtra.ml
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