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Message 1072790 - Posted: 31 Jan 2011, 19:29:36 UTC

One work unit a day, keeps the doctor away.
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Message 1072796 - Posted: 31 Jan 2011, 19:47:44 UTC - in response to Message 1072790.

a fool and his workunits are soon parted
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Message 1073193 - Posted: 1 Feb 2011, 16:56:37 UTC

A work unit saved is a pending for a wingman.
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Message 1073316 - Posted: 2 Feb 2011, 4:48:54 UTC

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I crunched so weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious work unit of forgotten stored,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a cache in,
As of some server gently rapping, rapping at cache unit door.
`'Tis some AP's,' I muttered, `tapping at my cache unit door -
Only this, and nothing more.'

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each server dying ever wrought its mobo upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought units to borrow
From my cores surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost units stored -
For the rare and radiant work units whom the admins named vlar -
Work units here for evermore.


with humble apologies to Edgar Allan
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Message 1073320 - Posted: 2 Feb 2011, 5:05:47 UTC

Work unit, work unit crunching bright
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Message 1073370 - Posted: 2 Feb 2011, 8:32:18 UTC
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"It was the best of work units, it was the worst of work units..."

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Message 1073372 - Posted: 2 Feb 2011, 8:47:25 UTC - in response to Message 1070264.

<snip> Since the world doesn't know God, it doesn't know work units either, because "God is work units"


"God are work units"

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Message 1073390 - Posted: 2 Feb 2011, 9:46:18 UTC

Work units are gods?
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Message 1073410 - Posted: 2 Feb 2011, 11:42:20 UTC

Some men see work units as they are and ask why;
I dream of work units that never were and ask why not.
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Message 1073427 - Posted: 2 Feb 2011, 13:13:23 UTC

Sung to sixteen tons.

You crunch 16 Units and what do you get? Dust in your fans and electric debt.
Milkyway dont ya call me, Cause I cant go. I owe my soul to my SETI Bros.
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Message 1073542 - Posted: 2 Feb 2011, 20:21:33 UTC - in response to Message 1073427.

Nvidias, Intels, AMDs lend me your cpu cycles
I come to overclock a GPU, not to praise it;
The ET's that men seek lives after them,
The good WU is oft interred with their bones,
So let it be with FLOPs ... The noble NEZ
Hath told you 1 million RAC was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath NEZ answered it ...
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Message 1073550 - Posted: 2 Feb 2011, 20:45:04 UTC

Major Smith, you´ll attack the WUs on the left flank.
Colonel Black, you’ll conquer the centre WUs.
Major Jones, you’ll get the WUs on the right.
I’ll watch here on this hill.
After the battle, we’ll have lunch.

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Message 1073597 - Posted: 2 Feb 2011, 22:59:09 UTC


In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there crunched not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing WU´s.
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Message 1073670 - Posted: 3 Feb 2011, 1:59:38 UTC

"No mercy, no power but its own controls it. Panting and snorting like a mad battle steed that has lost its rider, the masterless work-unit overruns the computer."

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Message 1073852 - Posted: 3 Feb 2011, 18:11:20 UTC

What price work units?
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Message 1073856 - Posted: 3 Feb 2011, 18:33:02 UTC

I will arise and go now, and go to Seti@Home
And a small RAC build there, of sweat and toil made:
Nine workunits will I have there, a hive for the CPU,
And I crunch alone in the fan-loud glade.
And I shall have some work there, for work comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the servers of Seti to where my CPU sings;
There midnight's getting dimmer, and noon its also so,
And evening full of the Intels wings.
I will arise and go now, for always every day
I hear my CPU lacking with low sounds within the case;
While I stand in the hallway, or on the stairs grey,
I hear it in it's deep CPU's core.

With apologies to William Butler Yeats

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Message 1073905 - Posted: 3 Feb 2011, 21:07:27 UTC - in response to Message 1073856.

It is an ancient Workunit,
And he d/l's one WU of three.
`By thy long grey pending list and glittering eye,
Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?

The bridegroom's Processors are opened wide,
And I am next to run;
The guests are met, the feast is set:
Mayst hear the merry din.'

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Message 1076801 - Posted: 13 Feb 2011, 14:26:58 UTC

Half a unit, half a unit,
Half a work unit onward,
All in the valley of Boinc
Rode the six hundred:
'Forward, the Boinc Brigade!
Charge for the optimized apps. he said:
Into the valley of Boinc
Rode the six hundred.

'Forward, the Boinc Brigade!'
Was there a man dismay'd ?
Not tho' the work unit knew
Some one had blunder'd:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to crunch & die,
Into the valley of Boinc
Rode the six hundred.


(as usual, apologies to Lord Tennyson)
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