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Message 1048101 - Posted: 13 Nov 2010, 9:11:17 UTC

Yes,
Thank You Francis, and all the others who have kept this drive going like some Energizer Bunny from outer space.

And of course, thanks to Uli too, for keeping track of it all.

Many kitty kisses to you all.

My wildest expectations have been far exceeded.

I never thought for a minute that this could come to pass.

I really did not. Past donation performance just did not support my hopes.
And you have all proved me wrong.

What is the old addage? Expect the best, but prepare for the worst.

I was prepared for a blunt refusal of most to participate......
OMG, was I wrong.
You have all delighted me soooooooo much.

And it takes a lot for a 52 year old kittyman to be delighted these days.

Thank you again.

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Message 1048362 - Posted: 14 Nov 2010, 11:37:44 UTC

And a top up...

Thank you for your gift of $825.00 via Visa on 11/14/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $825.00

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Message 1048366 - Posted: 14 Nov 2010, 12:19:58 UTC
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Whoa! It's raining Money over Berkeley. :-)

What will they do with all that Money even the Servers are paid?


Thank you for your gift of $250.00 via Visa on 11/14/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

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Message 1048376 - Posted: 14 Nov 2010, 14:21:34 UTC - in response to Message 1048366.
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What will they do with all that Money even the Servers are paid?


More harddrives, more memory, a new switch or router? There's many things they need but couldn't afford before. I'm sure it will all go to a good purpose.

And I forgot to add thank you to all the people that made this possible. Both the large gifts and the small and even those that could only wish us well.
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Message 1048406 - Posted: 14 Nov 2010, 17:27:18 UTC

WOW!

thank you Helli
thank you Francis Noel
thank you MarkJ
thank you perryjay
thank you msattler
thank you everyone !

Dear Byron - Thank you for your gift of $65.00 - via Visa on 11/14/2010
Your gift was assigned to the following areas - SETI@home - $65.00
Your confirmation number is - 64188


Thank you everyone ... for your generosity and kind words ... Best Wishes to you all ... Byron

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Message 1048415 - Posted: 14 Nov 2010, 17:56:34 UTC - in response to Message 1048376.


What will they do with all that Money even the Servers are paid?


More harddrives, more memory, a new switch or router? There's many things they need but couldn't afford before. I'm sure it will all go to a good purpose.

And I forgot to add thank you to all the people that made this possible. Both the large gifts and the small and even those that could only wish us well.

Maybe a large Capacity Cable up the hill to the SSL.?
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Message 1048417 - Posted: 14 Nov 2010, 18:01:00 UTC - in response to Message 1048415.

Yupp, that would be the next where I would invest.

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Message 1048418 - Posted: 14 Nov 2010, 18:02:46 UTC - in response to Message 1048417.

Yupp, that would be the next where I would invest.

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Message 1048421 - Posted: 14 Nov 2010, 18:21:38 UTC - in response to Message 1048366.

Whoa! It's raining Money over Berkeley. :-)

What will they do with all that Money even the Servers are paid?


Thank you for your gift of $250.00 via Visa on 11/14/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $250.00

Your confirmation number is:
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If it's not against the Rules, the staff could have a beer and pizza party
( with pictures maybe ) in celebration of the new servers. Pepperoni, sausage, and mushroom turkey for Thanksgiving? They can use my donation if anybody objects.

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Message 1048423 - Posted: 14 Nov 2010, 18:25:48 UTC - in response to Message 1048415.

(snippage)
Maybe a large Capacity Cable up the hill to the SSL.?


How much does that cost?

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Message 1048424 - Posted: 14 Nov 2010, 18:31:45 UTC

From what I understood
The Hi capacity cable is already up the hill
Seti is only being allowed part of it
and that the routers Seti has are not capable of more
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Message 1048426 - Posted: 14 Nov 2010, 18:41:22 UTC - in response to Message 1048424.

From what I understood
The Hi capacity cable is already up the hill
Seti is only being allowed part of it
and that the routers Seti has are not capable of more

That's too bad, Otherwise I'd think of upgrading to faster routers, But since Seti is only allowed a small part of the total capacity, then why bother.
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Message 1048428 - Posted: 14 Nov 2010, 18:46:40 UTC

From what I understood the Hi capacity cable is already up the hill
Seti is only being allowed part of it


That wouldn't surprise me. UCB seems to see Seti as a neccessary nuisance. If I won the lottery I'd set them up in a private purpose built lab and double their salaries.
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Message 1048495 - Posted: 14 Nov 2010, 23:18:50 UTC - in response to Message 1048424.

What else is up the hill to soak up so much capacity?

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Message 1048496 - Posted: 14 Nov 2010, 23:20:22 UTC - in response to Message 1048495.

What else is up the hill to soak up so much capacity?

I think It's the Math Department.
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Message 1048497 - Posted: 14 Nov 2010, 23:28:05 UTC - in response to Message 1048495.
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What else is up the hill to soak up so much capacity?


Seti@home is inside the Space Science Lab. And by far the largest use of bandwidth.

An OC-3 is 3<typo edit> T3's, roughly 28X1.544MBPS(math edit)x3. Tack on a 100M router, and they are pretty full. ( I am guessing also the reason they never hit 100MBPS )

So OC12 or OC-48 should unclog the congestion completely (new optical hardware at least, depending on condition of existing fiber prehaps new fiber as well)

They keep trying to get more. In the mean time, we need to be as gentle as we can on it. Not something we are very good at. But the servers, we can and are helping with. They do not last forever.
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Message 1048498 - Posted: 14 Nov 2010, 23:32:28 UTC - in response to Message 1048497.

What else is up the hill to soak up so much capacity?


Seti@home is inside the Space Science Lab. And by far the largest use of bandwidth.

An OC-3 is 3<typo edit> T3's, roughly 28.8MBPSx3. Tack on a 100M router, and they are pretty full. ( I am guessing also the reason they never hit 100MBPS )

So OC12 or OC-48 should unclog the congestion completely (new optical hardware at least, depending on condition of existing fiber prehaps new fiber as well)

They keep trying to get more. In the mean time, we need to be as gentle as we can on it. Not something we are very good at. But the servers, we can and are helping with. They do not last forever.

What? Ya mean they don't? ;) Yeah and an OC12 or an OC48 would be great.
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Message 1048525 - Posted: 15 Nov 2010, 4:02:01 UTC - in response to Message 1048421.

Whoa! It's raining Money over Berkeley. :-)

What will they do with all that Money even the Servers are paid?


Thank you for your gift of $250.00 via Visa on 11/14/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $250.00

Your confirmation number is:
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If it's not against the Rules, the staff could have a beer and pizza party
( with pictures maybe ) in celebration of the new servers. Pepperoni, sausage, and mushroom turkey for Thanksgiving? They can use my donation if anybody objects.

I think a certain person covered that. I will post an update tomorrow. Been a long day.
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Message 1048692 - Posted: 15 Nov 2010, 21:18:08 UTC

Dear Byron - Thank you for your gift of $400.00 - via Visa on 11/15/2010
Your gift was assigned to the following areas - SETI@home - $400.00
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Message 1048707 - Posted: 15 Nov 2010, 23:12:20 UTC - in response to Message 1048692.

Hi, The new servers are in!!, But Eric says he does not have time to play with them today.

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