Seti@home pt. 2

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Derrik N, Jul 25, 2000.

  1. Derrik N

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    Some of you requested it, so here it is. Let me just give you an overview of the last thread.
    Team HTF Seti@home Stats
    Team HTF Seti@home Stats (Usually more up to date)
    Top 200 Clubs Teams
    If you have the Seti@home client installed, disable the screensaver to increase your performance.
    So, now that you checked it out...You say you want to join?
    Here's how (courtesy of Dennis Reno)
     
  2. Chris Maynard

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  3. Trey Fletcher

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    Unfortunately, mine is more of a days per units situation, as opposed to a units per day. But, what can you expect from a year old laptop?
     
  4. Ben Guyton

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    So then, 30+ units on average per day including weekdays is pretty good? [​IMG] I did notice I was jumping up in rank pretty quickly.... some day I will be up there... oh yes... some day. [​IMG]
     
  5. Chris White

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    If you can complete 30 per day (or anywhere close to that), you're going to move up the list VERY fast.
    I recently estimated work unit completion rates based on a 10 day period from July 14th to July 24th. Here are the average daily work units completed for the top 15 team members (rounded to the nearest unit):
    1) MattB is currently not processing any units
    2) JeffBlair - 90
    3) Paul Berquam - 21
    4) Mischievous Rogue - 15
    5) WillynJoe - 32
    6) Chris Maynard - 23
    7) Jon Wenger - 26
    8) Joey - 10
    9) Dennis Reno - 6
    10) Darrell Cramphorn - 5
    11) Paul Grant - 5
    12) Dr. White - 14 (must find new slaves!)
    13) psklenar - 5
    14) Mister Gin - 14 (but working faster this week!)
    15) Ray McCalla - 1
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  6. Dennis Reno

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    DOH! My grasp on one of the Top 10 spots is slipping! Noooooooooooo... [​IMG]
     
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    One day I completed 3 and was a happy camper.... [​IMG]
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  8. Henry Gale

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    We're movin' on up, but if we could have a little (or big) membership drive like we did last month it could be so much faster.
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  9. Jeff Blair

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    Humm, I might have to keep my eye on Ben now. [​IMG] Here I come #1 spot. hehe
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  10. Ben Guyton

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    Here I come #39 place! hehehe......
    Started out a little more of a week ago with only 4 units.... then I became a slave driver... muhahahaha... resistance is futile!
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  11. Chris White

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    Help! The Seti server is currently down, my work unit is complete, and apparently Seti Cache isn't working right on my computer. I'm running the Seti Online batch file since this computer has a direct internet connection. When I pull up the Seti window it says the following:
    Found data file: no. Found result header file: no.
    Getting data - connecting to server.
    connect: No such file or directory
    Can't connect to server; will retry in one hour.
    It appears Seti is trying to download a new unit instead of processing the other 9 available. I thought the problem might just be with Seti Online so I stopped it and tried to run Seti Offline. I didn't think it would try to contact the server when running Seti Offline (hence the term, offline), but the first thing it tries to do is send the last unit completed and then giving me this message:
    Sending result - connecting to server.
    connect: No such file or directory
    Can't connect to server; will retry in one hour.
    What's wrong?!?!?!?!?!?
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  12. Ben Guyton

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    Top 150 here we come!!! adios Russian X-Files mofos!
     
  13. Jeff Blair

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    Chris,
    The only thing tht I can think of is that the other 9 WU's are done and ready to go. Click on statis and see. Hope this does it for you.
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  14. Chris White

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    No, that's not it Jeff. Status showed units 1-8 waiting to be processed. I use SetiCache with the Offline option for my home computer and it works perfectly, but for some reason, it doesn't appear to be working right on this machine. As soon as the Seti server came back on line, it sent the processed unit, replaced it, and started processing again. I just don't understand why the Offline mode would try to download a unit instead of working on the next available cached unit.
    On a completely different note, I have a question for you computer experts. Just out of curiosity, what would happen if I created a ram disk and ran seti on it? Has anyone tried this? Of course I realize the risk of running analysis on a volatile medium, but like I said, I'm just curious.
    Jeff are you sitting on a giant pile of completed units? You've been averaging about 90 units a day and now suddenly you've gone several days without any. You're just teasing Team Geeknews aren't you? [​IMG]
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  15. Ben Guyton

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    Chris,
    I actually tried running Seti on a ramdisk. I didn't actually notice any difference at all. It doesn't really access the hard drive that much as a program. Just the CPU. I mean if you have a 340K file, and it takes you almost 10 hours to complete... that calculates out to very little HD access. So a ramdrive doesn't do much at all for speed, or for that matter, HD life. Save the memory for other applications.
    That's my suggestion anyways. [​IMG]
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  16. Henry Gale

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  17. Jeff Blair

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    Chris,
    No I'm not doing it on purpose. When I am not at work, SetiQ will not send the data, because it needs a account on our proxy server. So every Sunday you should see a big burst of WU going in. [​IMG] I am down to about 60 per/day now. Some of the machines that weren't being used, are now. [​IMG] ohhh well.
    Jeff
     
  18. Chris White

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    SETI@Home's server is currently down and will be down for the better part of a day while they rebuild a database. I hope everyone has plenty of work units cached to keep the slaves busy.
    See the technical news page for the details: http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/tech_news.html
     
  20. Andrew Pratt

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    installed seticache at home since its a dial up accnt to the web. It seemed to download some data and then told me it was finsihed and had tried to connect to the web while I was offline (failed)...how do I get it to upload the finished product and download another dataset?
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