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Message 1124847 - Posted: 5 Jul 2011, 12:17:11 UTC

12 years for me too :-)
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Message 1124936 - Posted: 6 Jul 2011, 0:42:08 UTC - in response to Message 1124841.

My starter was a 486DX2/66 with, if I remember correctly, 1 MB of RAM. First WUs were taking an average 85 hours to crunch.


Are you sure it only had 1MB of RAM? SETI@Home Classic required at least 8MB of RAM per workunit.

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Message 1125037 - Posted: 6 Jul 2011, 9:52:24 UTC
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Congrats everyone. I lack about 3 months still! But I snuck into the party early as usual. My first Seti machine crunching was a Pentium 66 with 8MB of ram and a massive 1.2GB HD. Not a bad machine in the day, ancient as all heck now though.

At the $2800 cost of that machine then I could build 2 really decent machines now!
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Message 1129299 - Posted: 18 Jul 2011, 16:49:49 UTC

I just sent my original SETI cruncher off to be recycled :(

An AMD K6-2 368Mhz with 128MB RAM and a huge 10GB hard drive. Still in full working order but just taking up space.
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Message 1129534 - Posted: 19 Jul 2011, 0:49:23 UTC

Returned my first workunit on April 8th 1999. Only got five units done in the whole year. Processor was an AMD K6, an earlier incarnation of this machine

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Message 1130031 - Posted: 20 Jul 2011, 14:11:12 UTC
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Started crunching SETI as soon as I found it. Think my first machine was an old 486/66. Finally went over 10,000 wu's under the old system just before BOINC started.
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Message 1130118 - Posted: 20 Jul 2011, 17:41:12 UTC

At my age I can't remember details that far back... but it may have been a Compaq 'Protable', 9" CRT [an amber one I got from the HeathKit store] and dual floppys.

Since then I have relocated eight times in the US and three times in the Philippines. I have had a busy life over those twelve years.

Perhaps I'll survive, against the statistical odds, for another twelve years...

Hope to see all of you then... ;-)
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Message 1130144 - Posted: 20 Jul 2011, 18:18:37 UTC - in response to Message 1130118.

Joined in May of 99

hit and miss for a little while there, but still kickin!
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Message 1132024 - Posted: 26 Jul 2011, 0:49:09 UTC
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Wow - didn't even realize that there was a thread tracking this until I ran across it looking for something else.

Too bad I'm still using the same computer I've had for I think 6-7 years. My credit was impressive about 5 years ago. Now that many have GPUs helping (and most certainly have faster CPUs than I) I'm getting further and further behind. But hey, every bit helps - right?

Started on a Pentium Pro - 200, overclocked to 233. Don't recall how much RAM it had, but I'm guessing 32M because I THINK it had 4 x 8M sticks.

Next was a PIII-450 that I sent away to have the plastic cover taken off and had 3x Peltier coolers added to it by the now defunct Step Thermodynamics. Easily overclocked to 558, was hoping for 600 but was not stable 100% of the time at that speed. Still have that on my desk as a paperweight too.

Currently running a single core Athlon 3000+ (1.8 GHz). Slowly crunches a unit in about 5-8 hours or a Astropulse unit in about 90 hours.
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Message 1132124 - Posted: 26 Jul 2011, 6:10:51 UTC

Just checking in … I observe that of the 344 users that signed up twelve years ago today, about 70 are still crunching.

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Message 1135398 - Posted: 3 Aug 2011, 5:59:36 UTC

12 Years today.

I think the oldest cruncher I had was a P1.



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Message 1135715 - Posted: 3 Aug 2011, 23:37:51 UTC - in response to Message 1132124.

Just checking in … I observe that of the 344 users that signed up twelve years ago today, about 70 are still crunching.

Would you share a link to the sign-up lists please?
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Message 1135724 - Posted: 4 Aug 2011, 0:16:30 UTC - in response to Message 1135715.

Ooops, it slipped by: 15 May 1999.
But there were some lapses in there. First rig was either a Micron P133, or more likely a Micron P200. Was still running a few old dos apps on the latter until about a year ago.
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Message 1135844 - Posted: 4 Aug 2011, 9:23:03 UTC - in response to Message 1135715.

Guess I should check in - late as usual.

I also had some lapses, and for most of these years, I only ran the computer a hour or so a day to check mail, etc. after work.

Just checking in … I observe that of the 344 users that signed up twelve years ago today, about 70 are still crunching.

Would you share a link to the sign-up lists please?


One place to get that info is at BOINC All Project Stats - use the link on your account page so you will get there with your CPID instead of mine. There's a link next to your "First seen on Date" that will show all the users that joined that date. Sort the list by RAC to see how many are active. Fortunately, you don't have to count them at this site.




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Message 1136241 - Posted: 5 Aug 2011, 14:02:33 UTC

Wow, 12 years + on seti...But I had DSL when it started...
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Message 1136248 - Posted: 5 Aug 2011, 14:32:36 UTC

A little late, but I guess I also qualify.
Time sure flies when your having fun ...

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SETI@home classic CPU time 76,480 hours

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Message 1137929 - Posted: 9 Aug 2011, 5:35:19 UTC

12 YEARS!!!!

Started with:

Pentuim CPU 100Mhz

16 Mbts Ram

2.1 Gbts Hard Drive (Thought that was huge)

Dial Up Internet Connection!
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Message 1138220 - Posted: 10 Aug 2011, 3:20:10 UTC - in response to Message 1135844.

Thanks Fred. (^8
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Message 1138899 - Posted: 11 Aug 2011, 17:31:04 UTC - in response to Message 1137929.

12 YEARS!!!!

Started with:

Pentuim CPU 100Mhz

16 Mbts Ram

2.1 Gbts Hard Drive (Thought that was huge)

Dial Up Internet Connection!


JUST AN UPDATE.

Also running Windows 95 (Started my computing with Windows 3.1.1).

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Message 1141099 - Posted: 16 Aug 2011, 4:49:24 UTC

Only just noticed this thread. Doesn't seem like 12 years.
Congratulations to all the others in this illustrious club!

Just keep crunching... just keep crunching...

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