archive: Re: SETI re:seti@home <- Correction

Re: SETI re:seti@home <- Correction

Corey Ashford ( yeroca@yahoo.com )
Sun, 16 May 1999 00:19:49 -0700 (PDT)

I just checked the clock rates on the four solaris
machines. The fastest is 360 MHz, and the other
three are running at 296 MHz. SPARC chips are still
a bit down the curve on process technology, but they
give a decent bang per clock cycle. I'd be willing
to bet that a fair amount of processing time is
wasted on the Windows version with updating the fancy
screen display. The Unix version have a simple (but
kinda boring) line-oriented output. It's fine with
me thought, because it makes adding monitoring tools
a snap.

The 360 MHz machine finished its first packet in
8 hours 26 minutes.

If they make other Unix flavors available (MIPS Irix, PowerPC AIX,
Alpha OSF, PA-RISC HP-UX) I have machines I can run those on too!
Just yesterday they had some of those on the web site,
but they are gone today. Perhaps they are readying
final versions for the May 17th launch.

--- Corey Ashford <yeroca@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> I now have 6 machines running this code.
> One Linux machine, P166 w/96 MB of RAM. It took
> about
> 48 hours for the first packet.
>
> I also have a P233 running it, but has yet to
> complete
> its first packet.
>
> Here's the good part. I have 4 Sun Solaris Ultra-60
> workstations
> running between 300 and 466MHz running
> this code. I started one today around 2pm, and it's
> about ready to finish its first packet in the next
> 20 minutes or so... so it's about 10 hours for that
> machine. Nice! The rest started a bit later and
> are a little slower. They'll be finishing up
> their first packets around 3am or so.
>
> This whole thing's kinda fun! I hope it works out.
>
>
>
>
> --- "Alfred A. Aburto Jr." <aburto@cts.com> wrote:
> > Humm,
> > Pentium II MMX 200MHz, Windows95, takes about 90
> > hours
> > to do one data unit.
> > Al
> >
> > > John wrote:
> >
> > > 75% done in 15 hours.
> > > K6 II-350/3D , FreeBSD 2.2.7
> > >
> > > -john
> >
> >
>
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