archive: Re: SETI@home and processing time

Re: SETI@home and processing time

Corey Ashford ( yeroca@yahoo.com )
Sun, 16 May 1999 20:11:36 -0700 (PDT)

--- Robert MacGregor <robertmc@crabtree-pub.com> wrote:
> I'm running SETI@home client on a PowerMac 9500
> 180MP
>
> Mac OS 8.5.1 and 8.6
> 55 hours 32 minutes
> I can probably speed it up a little by writing an
> AppleScript to quit the
> finder.
> Does anyone know if the SETI@home client would
> benefit from
> multi-processing?

This question is on the FAQ, but the answer may pertain more
to Unix platforms. A single instance
of a client will not make use of multiple processors.
If you can figure out how to run more than one client
(you have to get it to put the results in different
directories... easy to do on Unix) then the OS will naturally schedule
the multiple clients on the multiple
processors.

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