archive: RE: SETI@Home speed setting

RE: SETI@Home speed setting

Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes ( (no email) )
Sat, 22 May 1999 20:18:14 +0100

Hi Al

> The second data unit, with the same system, took
> 56 hours, 6 minutes, & 43.3 seconds with screensaver blanked!

Yes, the improvements with the screen blanked are amazing - my only wish is
to have it run in the background using idle time (apart from getting it to
run on my NT machine :)

> Its amazing that it took over 35 hours in data unit one to just draw
> the dang display!
> Do I need more graphics memory? I thought the Pentium II MMX
> was supposed to be 'hot' with graphics.

More graphics memory? Probably not, the screen drawing routine seems to
draw more on CPU than anything - There is room for improvement on the
graphics front but it is superficial.

The code needs to be written specifically for MMX.



Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes
Argus Station (currently under construction) IO73vf95
SETI League VOLCOR:Cymru/Wales