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Old 06-06-2002, 11:15 AM   #1
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SETI@Home


who here all is in the Linuxquestions.org group? I just joined
 
Old 06-07-2002, 06:05 AM   #2
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I'm not currently a Seti person...perhaps when I get a better connection I'll go for it, or that other one about finding epitopes for cancer specificity (some biology stuff that's right up my street).

Here's the list:
http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/s...eam_89444.html

Windoze, drjimstuckinwin, RecoilUK, rshaw and CragStar are all fairly obvious.
 
Old 06-07-2002, 06:22 AM   #3
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ahhh but u do not need a better connection as the file that is sent is only 320k
 
Old 06-07-2002, 06:27 AM   #4
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No, but any connection is better than none. I currently only use the internet from my Uni...T3 connection as opposed to a supposed 56k connection that rarely gets above 36k at home.
 
Old 06-07-2002, 06:37 AM   #5
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I am at work right now, at work we are a member of US NAVY, and we are Oak Harbor RX (Ranked 20 in that group). But I will go home and sign up to be a member from home on linuxquestions.org. To see the US Navy one: http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/s...eam_29498.html
 
Old 07-29-2002, 08:02 PM   #6
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OK, I've recently (tonight) joined the LQ Seti@Home team! Whoooo! However, I've noticed that it's crunching the numbers at a ridiculous pace and not really making much of a dent on my CPU, so I was going to subscribe to the one I mentioned above (biology one). Only one problem... I can't remember where I read about it! If anyone knows where I can find either a list of xxxx@home projects, or even just some info on the various ones available, then I'd greatly appreciate it. Also, should I/we find such a setup, who would be willing to donate their spare CPU cycles to setup another LQ xxxx@home? Putting the name around can't be bad?
 
Old 07-30-2002, 12:14 AM   #7
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I think you may be referring to www.parabon.com.

This question is for the Navy guy: What's your MOS and rank (just curious ?
 
Old 07-30-2002, 12:35 AM   #8
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The fact that most Linux boxes average 9 hours per unit is AMAZING!

On Windows 98, my box scored an 17 per unit.

That's what I do every day before going online. ./seti
 
Old 07-30-2002, 06:11 PM   #9
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Yeah, that's pretty cool. I have only completed 1 unit so far, and that took 6h 0m 44s (give or take ). Thanks for the link, LH, that's exactly what I found last-time... and they've got Linux clients to download! Cheers.
 
Old 07-30-2002, 06:23 PM   #10
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I've studied the growth of distributed processing and frankly, the predecessor of Seti ran for 35 years and turned up nothing. OK so they didn't have the power to process the same amount of data but neither are they able to increase the scope of the search (the scanning of the water hole is still done "piggybacking" on other projects rented time with the Arecibo receiver dish. Sometimes it's no use flogging it, the horse will still be a nag.

It's harshest critics say that we should be searching Berekely for intelligent lifeforms rather than outer space.

Personally, I run Folding@HOME, send the standard output to /dev/null and run it in the background. When it needs to it asks the server for more packets and apart from a warm, fuzzy feeling from doing some small good, I don't even notice it.
 
Old 07-30-2002, 06:46 PM   #11
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Hey, just checked out that one... it sounds great! I'm in the process of downloading the client now. Don't you just love the way that the Linux client is a .exe file? Oh, and I'm open to anyone else's suggestion of distributed computing projects.

Is Seti the only one that has 'groups' like our LQ group?

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Finished downloading the Folding client... the .exe one. It is a Linux program. It needs to be chmoded +x to run. Why do people make Linux executables with a .exe extension? It can only serve to confuse!
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Old 07-30-2002, 07:51 PM   #12
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Talking

Here is the tip about getting the most units you can out of your box. First of all, the most efficient SETI client is the WinNT Command Line Client, even on Linux. I first started crunching on a windows machine with the GUI screensaver client and was getting 20 hours per work unit on a pentium 866. I then switched to the command line client in windows and the times were about 7.5 hours per unit. I am sure this is common knowledge by now to the hard core crunchers though...

My linux box running on an AMD 1700+ was busting out units at about 4.5 hours per unit using the SETI linux client. I thought this was super fast. Then I tried out the WinNT client via WINE and my jaw dropped. With an optimized kernel, the WinNT SETI client under WINE is the most efficient way to crunch. It is even faster than running the WinNT client on Windows.

Now I crunch exclusively using the WinNT client under WINE, with times averaging about 3.5 hours per unit, about 15 minutes better than if i was on windows. It's a shame a program called SetiQueue only runs under windows... it is great for connecting to as a proxy rather than the official slow Berkeley servers.

Now if only I could get my work to let me run Linux...
 
Old 07-30-2002, 10:12 PM   #13
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I like SETI alot I used it for many years. I have all of my Winddoze servers at work running the cancer distribution by UD.
 
Old 07-31-2002, 12:07 AM   #14
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as soon as I remember my seti password I`ll join the linuxquestions team...
 
Old 07-31-2002, 01:09 PM   #15
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WARNING: I WILL USE ABUSE AND RUDE WORDS IN THIS POST BEACUSE IF WE WERE IN A PHYSICAL DEBATING CHAMBER A FEW RAISED VOICES, ABUSIVE LANGUAGE AND SARCASM ADD TO THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE DEBATE. NO ACTUAL INSULT IS INFERRED OR INTENDED AND I OFFER CORDIAL APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE OF MY POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What a load of dog shit. So much rubbish is talked about the possible existence of "extra terrestrial" life.

The increase in human technical knowledge is slow (fast in relative terms slow in evolutionary terms).

Should any other life forms actually have anything in common with us (doubtful) it will probably depend on the ability to travel beyond their nearest planetary satelite before we meet them. We can't do that yet. How far in the future that ability will develop is anybodys' guess.

If another life form is more advanced than us I suspect that the first thing we will know about it is when they pop up and say "hello". Given the apparent public paranoia of the US government, any ET visitors would probably be surrounded by strange people dressed like Will Smith et al, dark glasses, talking into their sleeves, waving guns around and arresting the visitors as "Al Qaeda terrorists".

In truth, I feel that it is probably far beyond our mental capability to understand the concept of what any other life forms are like, physically, interlectually, socially, psychologically and technologically.

We might as well wait and see if anything turns up and stop wasting the mountains of money that have been spent on looking for fucking aliens.

Here in the UK, the current (and previous) governments are so obsessed with spying on us, (I understand that it is estimated to be more than a million cctv cameras in greater london alone). Why don't these imbeciles (and others) spend the monies used for cameras and looking for space men on something worth while like cancer research. That would be better use of the "facilities". it would also save more lives.

Ha, I forget, it wouldn't generate such good headlines for the "powers that be" would it. Forget the maxim of 15 minutes of fame, today, life is just another "sound bite" and it depends who you are, what you do and how much money you have got, as to whether anybody actually hears your "sound bite".


As far as space men are concerned, lets leave it to NASA/ESA/the russians and of course, hollywood! and forget all the other bollocks!

John

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