Joined: 18 Jan 04
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Joined: 19 Sep 00
I copied your message title to the search box in the upper left corner of this page and got: Work units are too large. Look there for answers.
Computer sind nicht alles im Leben. (Kleiner Scherz)
SETI@home classic workunits 3,758
SETI@home classic CPU time 66,520 hours
|ID: 907536 ·|
Joined: 14 Jan 01
The WU (Work Unit) you received are Astropulse. The project now consist of two type of search's. One is similar to the original narrow band search and referred to as MultiBeam Seti Enhanced (MB) WU, they take under 10 hrs to process. The other is a wide band search called Astropulse (AP) WU. These can take about 60-80 hrs on your type of system, but also have a longer due date of a month.
Win7 i5 3.33G 4GB, GTX470
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Joined: 9 Apr 02
Just as progress has allowed you to buy faster computers, progress has also allowed SETI@Home to use different search methods for finding ETI. The new workunits, which are looking for broadband signals, as opposed to the older SETI workunits which are looking for narrowband signals, take much longer to process because of this advancement.
The good news is that you have two possibble options: you can attempt to let your computer finish the AstroPulse workunit, and if it doesn't finish on time, BOINC will take note of this and hardly send you any new ones (because of the calculations used in BOINC, one may appear from time to time). Or, if you want to ensure that you never receive one of these longer, more advanced units, there is an option in your preferences to turn it off completely.
Personally, I think you should give your computers a chance to finish them, because as Aurora said, the estimation is usually far off on new installations and Intel chips finish them within 40 hours on average. Though if you prefer to disable AstroPulse altogether, I can provide you with directions on how to do so.
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