Joined: 30 May 99
If the analysis portion of the seti engine has not
changed I would prefer not to have to upgrade NN
unix servers just to implement whatever this BOINC
technology is. What's more important, the work of
the analysis or how it's wrapped?
Did seti send email about this? All my seti clients
just failed with no explanation.
I hate RTFM ... and while my way-easy very-pretty
FreeBSD port for setiathome was just installed on
several servers, now it's been (apparently
gratuitously) busted. I would suggest keeping the old
method running to collect data from the vast number
of servers running "headless". And I would suggest
giving people notice, since the list of users equals
the list of their email addresses.
Foo ! ! !
Joined: 19 Mar 02
The analysis engine is not the same. That's the whole idea behind BOINC. Any time they want to add a few more FFTs or vary the algorithm, they make the change and the next time your machine asks for more work, the new project application is downloaded automatically.
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