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Message 1050420 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 0:12:47 UTC

from October 12th to November 10th = 1788 KWh = $169.66
i'm probably saving ~$200 a month now:)

I think seti went down around 10/21 ish...
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Message 1050423 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 0:27:26 UTC
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Funny you should ask....
I was just looking at this earlier today.

July......418.74
August....413.76
Sept......358.60 (cooled down enough to shut the AC down).
October...325.77 (Seti's problems had started already).
November..242.97 Not much kibble left for the kitties to crunch on.

Yup...'dem crunchers do cost a bit to keep up and running.
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Message 1050424 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 0:28:03 UTC

yea.............I'm looking at $200.00 or more in savings so far.

And wondering if I should go back to crunching when SETI starts up again.

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Message 1050429 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 0:56:02 UTC
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I only have one rig (CPU only), so that's 173 kWh per month or ~$20. I'm in no hurry to upgrade my video card and let that cost double. Global RAC is only ~1k.

Still, that's 20% of my total power bill!

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Message 1050439 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 1:32:25 UTC

wow i went from 700.00 a month to 170.00 but when i fire back up im sure ill save it back in heating oil cost rofl

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Message 1050441 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 1:54:27 UTC
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I spend about $200 a month just to keep Piggy running. That includes AC when ever needed, the chiller, the tower, and UPS system losses. My total electric bill is about $430 a month. That does include some snake heating which is not optional. I wonder what it would be without snakes and Piggy. The silence would be defening.

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Message 1050445 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 2:00:07 UTC
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My latest bill was only $81 a change down from $106 or so
Guess I'm not crunching hard enough

I'm only using 900kw-1100kw or so a month
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Message 1050450 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 2:27:30 UTC - in response to Message 1050441.

I spend about $200 a month just to keep Piggy running. That includes AC when ever needed, the chiller, the tower, and UPS system losses. My total electric bill is about $430 a month. That does include some snake heating which is not optional. I wonder what it would be without snakes and Piggy. The silence would be defening.

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I have a hard time sleeping without the computers singing to me
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Message 1050456 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 2:37:50 UTC - in response to Message 1050450.

I spend about $200 a month just to keep Piggy running. That includes AC when ever needed, the chiller, the tower, and UPS system losses. My total electric bill is about $430 a month. That does include some snake heating which is not optional. I wonder what it would be without snakes and Piggy. The silence would be defening.

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I have a hard time sleeping without the computers singing to me


Me too! Piggy generates 57.9 dB of white noise, and the few nights it has been shut off, I had a hard time sleeping. It kind of lulls you to sleep.

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Message 1050461 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 2:46:37 UTC - in response to Message 1050450.

I spend about $200 a month just to keep Piggy running. That includes AC when ever needed, the chiller, the tower, and UPS system losses. My total electric bill is about $430 a month. That does include some snake heating which is not optional. I wonder what it would be without snakes and Piggy. The silence would be defening.

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I have a hard time sleeping without the computers singing to me

Oh, it kinda spooked me the few times I had everything shut down.
Dead silence is scary. And then you start to hear little things that you never heard before.....
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Message 1050480 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 4:06:51 UTC

White noise does help a lot of people sleep.

My question was how many people will we lose now that they can see the actual cost of running their computers doing Seti in these tough times.
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Message 1050484 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 4:09:28 UTC - in response to Message 1050480.
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White noise does help a lot of people sleep.

My question was how many people will we lose now that they can see the actual cost of running their computers doing Seti in these tough times.

Not ME! ;-]
Last bill was about $77.00.
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Message 1050486 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 4:12:14 UTC - in response to Message 1050480.

White noise does help a lot of people sleep.

My question was how many people will we lose now that they can see the actual cost of running their computers doing Seti in these tough times.

Not many.......
You are either commited (or should be) for running Seti, or you are not.

Those of us who are still here talking about it are not gonna go away.
Thoes of them who are not talking about it might.

I don't think it shall hurt the project one way or another.....
They already have about as much computing power as they can handle.

Hopefully, with the new servers online, they can handle more.
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Message 1050488 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 4:30:18 UTC

AC tends to be the big variable here in Florida.....
4 Workstations doing Seti 24x7 when WUs are in season.


Jan 2010.....2938 KW.....$355.44
Feb 2010.....1984 KW.....$240.62
Mar 2010.....2017 KW.....$244.53
Apr 2010.....1548 KW.....$189.16
May 2010.....1893 KW.....$229.88
Jun 2010.....2232 KW.....$269.90
Jul 2010.....2314 KW.....$279.58
Aug 2010.....3046 KW.....$369.47
Sep 2010.....2657 KW.....$320.10
Oct 2020.....1937 KW.....$245.95
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Message 1050489 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 4:31:12 UTC

honestly.. in the winter the computers generate some heat, which makes the central heater work less.. so from about 2 weeks ago.. costs me nothing to run.
I might as well bake some bread while I am at it.

Spring/summer/fall.. different story. AC definately works hard in the summer. I am guessing an extra 50-100 for the two computers.. not all directly supplying them. They are on anyways. I use them. But at LEAST 50 a month just on SETI.


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Message 1050495 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 5:38:54 UTC

The PG$E was $66.72. We just try to be very green around here.
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Message 1050496 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 5:45:09 UTC

I'm still waiting for My power bill to arrive, It won't arrive until almost the end of the month, At least I know what My phone bill is like now. :D
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Message 1050497 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 5:46:53 UTC

"What is your power bill?"

$0.00

There are some benefits to apartment living. :^)
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Message 1050499 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 6:06:30 UTC - in response to Message 1050489.

I suffer the same, so I rigged up a couple of tumble dryer pipes to bring in fresh (even warm) air to cool and dump the heat outside, so no A/C costs.
Heartily recommend others do the same. $10 to save $300 is a nobrainer!

For winter my machines are the main source of heat for the flat, though I've cut down from 4 to 2. The webserver at my isp doesn't cost me any more to crunch.

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Message 1050509 - Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 6:27:28 UTC

Mine is almost half, down about $200 from "normal." Though the AC hasn't been turned on in about four weeks, and the swimming pool was closed down about six weeks ago. Sitting at right around 215, from about 390 every month for the past two years.

Had the whole A/C system replaced three years ago and re-purposed the blower from the old unit and built it into a plywood box. Put that in one window in the house, and open up all the other windows. Several thousand CFM of eco-friendly cooling (40F outside).
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