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NEW !!! TechSpot SETI@HOME Team

By DigitAlex
Aug 13, 2002
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  1. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Well we're up to 9.8 years of computing time. Keep those CPUs hot.

    PS. Is it me or does this thread have a rating ??? :confused: ( 5 starts at that )
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Uh Spike are you using the CLI version ( Command Line Interface ) ? It seems you're getting long average times for your machine.

    You should be way under 4 hours average.
  3. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,371

    nope. lol. I haven't found it yet, so I'm using the GUI.

    Seems a little quicker than it was though, now I'm using a 2400+ Athlon.

    Where can I get hold of the CLI version?
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    SETI@Home FAQ @ Anandtech

    It also explains how to use it with SETIDriver ( great utility ). Using the CLI can reduce WU times up to 50%.
  5. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,371

    Brilliant. Thanks. I've got the CLI running now with seti driver and seti spy.

    I have acctually often wondered just what the point of that memory/cpu hogging graph in the gui version is for. It's not like most of us really understand it anyway, and we sure as heck don't sit here watching it!

    WU processing time has drastically decreased. Thankyou
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Yeah that will certainly help quite a lot. You should be under 4 hours per WU now.:grinthumb
  7. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Hmm... Maybe that's what I need to do to stay ahead of Mict... *click&read*

    :D
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Oh please do tell me you weren't using the GUI version.:dead:
  9. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,291   +263

    I'm using the GUI version on my Macs - but I Command+H it to hide - then the gui seems to only update when I tell it to show - takes a sec to actually update as well. Also, the GUI version is SMP aware - because it usually uses around 180-190% of my CPU time in top.
  10. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,371

    Has anybody else had trouble connesting to the server to send results and DL WU's over last night?
  11. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Well this morning when uploading two WUs, one failed but the other one got uploaded fine. SETI servers are under huge loads so they might have misses from time to time.
     
  12. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Yes...

    Quite annoyingly it happened right after I switched to CLI...

    Oh, and Didou, yes I was using the GUI version...
    I really like to be able to check how many units I've crunched without loading up the seti page...
    Oh, and the only reduction in time I've seen so far is about 20 min, so I'm thinking about switching back...
  13. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Well let it run for a while, & see after a few units how much your average time has gone down.

    As far as knowing the total amount of units, it's not like you upload 1K units every day ya bum.:D

    & the caching option alone should make you wanna keep the CLI + SETIDriver combo.;)
  14. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    No, but since I'm not at my computer all the time unlike others *cough* *cough* ;), it's nice to be updated through the GUI instead of having to load a bloody browser...

    And it still hasn't given me much of a speed increase...
    It's not like it'll increase the speed with which it crunces when it "feels at home" on my pc either...

    That is the one reason it's not gone allready. Now at least it has 10 units to work with if their server decides to take a break like yesterday :)
  15. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I'll just pretend you didn't take a stab at me. Ah what the heck...

    /me slaps MrG like the silly duck that he is... :evil:

    I'm at work most of the day so I only look at hte progress of my current WU which is a pain in Linux ( you have to open the state.sah file & look at the line "prog=" ).

    & as for not seeing a speed increase, you are truely the first person to not notice one. Maybe if you stopped encoding those DivX files in the background, you would notice it.;)
  16. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    LoL :D

    Mayhap it has something todo that it was allways running minimized to tray without using it as a screensaver? That way the GUI isn't in use any more than that of Seti Driver, with the exception of when I wanted to check my progress...
  17. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Another milestone reached

    Well I keep it running minimised at all times, that doesn't stop it from taking up 100% of the CPU cycles. BTW make sure you aren't running both the screen saver & the CLI version at the same time.:p

    On another note...

    We now have reached 10 years of computing time. Thx to all for contributing to this common effort ( especially Papeh with his computer parc at home hehe ).

    Papeh has also reached 4K units so another reason to congratulate him.

    PS. I know another reason to congratulate Papeh but I won't tell.;)
  18. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Here's a milestone for ya - 2 hour work unit anyone?

    I'll try to catch it when it's under 2 hours.

    BTW the longest I've seen a WU finish on this machine was under 3 hours, because I was gaming right in the middle of when SETI was on. It's not that I have small WUs ;)
  19. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I'd like to see it when it's at 99%.;)

    The time-left estimation increases with time. Cheater !!!:p
  20. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    lol It finished at 2:11. And I know it increases with time - I started a new WU this morning and the estimation was 1:11 :eek:

    Maybe I'll post my SETI.csv log file?
  21. Spike

    Spike Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,371

    OK, is it me, or is the team effort dwindling!?

    I just updated the team stats on my SETI Spy, a couple of hours ago. Total WU's dropped from 109 to 97, and team CPU's dropped from 21 - 18!!

    C'mon guys!!!
  22. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I have no evidence backing me up but I still wanna call MrG a SLACKER !!! ;)

    I wonder if I can get a few of the Xeons at work to crunch without anyone noticing.:D
  23. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Hehehe...
    You are quite correct in that Didou. I turn seti off when I play games, and sometimes I forget to restart it after I'm finished playing....!

    I've been wondering if I should try to get some cpu time from my university, but I'm not sure how popular that'd be, since it'd take over cpu time used by authorized mathematical programs........

    As for the team, just because we've dropped down with 12WU's now doesn't mean it's going to stay that way... Maybe more people experienced a reboot during the night like me... Or maybe they've been needing the cpu time for something else for a little while...
  24. novicegamer

    novicegamer Newcomer, in training Posts: 119

    I took one unit off line for repairs and havent botherd to reconect .But I have it working on cancer trying to get my hours total down
  25. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    As the old Scotty would say...

    Mr Spike, she can't take much more of this !!! She's about to blow !!! ;)

    It seems a lot of people have come back on board after some time of hiatus. Welcome back all.:wave:

    & if anyone else wants to join, get yer fanny on the train !!!

    PS. Here are a few icons for you SETI lovers out there.

    Icon 1
    Icon 2

    Icons donated by members of the DesignTechnika Forums.
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