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    Distributing huge data for processing to normal computers, could process faster than IBM's fastest computer (which costs $110million)

    The idea is neat! Anyone is using it?

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    Somebody might be using it at Alien Soup.
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    We've been using it for quite some time.

    http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/s...eam_54796.html

    Feel welcome to join us!


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    Originally posted by etLux
    We've been using it for quite some time.

    http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/s...eam_54796.html

    Feel welcome to join us!

    I've been using Seti@home for some time now and I'd like it to join a whole group that's using it!

    BTW I've a total of 1093 hr 24 min 16.2 sec computer time
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    You've got some serious numbers on the rack, there, Elledan!

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    I just got it the other day...I have about 150 hours of CPU time I think. I don't always have it on because it takes so much RAM and CPU cycles but it's usually on.
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    Originally posted by etLux
    You've got some serious numbers on the rack, there, Elledan!
    Thank you, etLux

    Those numbers won't increase much until version 3.01 comes out, though, since when I've 2.0.4 running, the sound goes all squeeky. It probably interferes somehow with the drivers of my soundcard
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    I had some minor problems with it crashing into Delphi 5... although I guess that's kind of expectable. Other than that, it ran smoothly and stayed out of harm's way.

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    1000 big numbers? I have almost 4k now ;-)

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    <Edited by W. Luke on 12-08-2000 at 07:56 AM>

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    I have it setup as my screen saver and I have a button on my keyboard that runs it when pressed. I have it like this (on my work PC) so that before I walk away form my PC i put it on and have the password option turned on.

    That way nobody is able to use my PC while i'm away form it

    So far i've 31 data units completed and 1003 hrs computer time used.

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    I used to run it and it took about 12 hours to do a unti of data. I can't remember how many I got done. I run distributed.net now as it only uses free CPU cycles and is multi-threaded so it uses both CPUs.
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    I have never been a fan of "distributed computing" schemes. I think my computer already does too much work anyway ;o)
    Perhaps if I could fix my old 8086 up with SETI@home, I could do my little bit for the project Because, afterall, it the thought that counts, right?


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