archive: RE: SETI@home -- multiple machines on one account....

RE: SETI@home -- multiple machines on one account....

Smith, S. Jay ( (no email) )
Mon, 17 May 1999 13:39:10 -0400

I set up 3 machines on one account:

300 MHZ pentium with 128MB
350 MHZ pentium with 128MB
300 MHZ portable with 64 MB

first computer above required ~40 hours for its first work unit...

So, when they list 100,000 users, there are probably > 100,000 computers at
work.....perhaps even double that number.

The unit completion rate should be to ramp up considerably within a couple
of days.

Wonder how long it will take to "catch up?" I.E. send out all work units
stored to date and then begin processing units in NRT? My understanding is
that they can also wide the frequency range if they have "too many
computers" at work.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephan Briol []
> Sent: Monday, May 17, 1999 3:07 PM
> To: Seti (E-mail)
> Cc: 'Brian Straight'
> Subject: RE: SETI@home account creation
> At this moment I'm running two machines: a PP400 with 128 MB (31 hrs 20
> min for one unit) and a P200MMX with 64 MB (Estimated 62 hrs for one
> unit). In the next days I will add a Mac, a Power PC with OS 7.55.
> Why should we run our machines on different accounts? I think, using
> different accounts would only be useful for calculating an average of the
> processing time for one machine.
> But maybe your question is pointing to some server-side structures... In
> this case, forget my answer.
> Stephan
> ----------
> From: Brian Straight []
> Sent: Monday, May 17, 1999 05:55
> To: Seti (E-mail)
> Subject: Re: SETI@home account creation
> I'm running on three machines, and I created a separate account for each.
> Is this a good idea, or should I run all three on one account? How are
> others using multiple machines?
> Processing time --on my 166MMX--about 100 hours; on 266MMX laptop, 50
> hours
> (go figure!).
> Neither Linux or Win versions will work with the firewall here at the
> office.
> Brian