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Message 1163709 - Posted: 19 Oct 2011, 15:55:56 UTC
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Wow has it been 12 years already?

Imagine how far away from Earth a spacecraft would be now if it were travelling at the speed of light...

Congratulations to everyone who has participated in this project with special kudos to the 12 year veterans! ;)

SETI@home classic workunits : 5,851
SETI@home classic CPU time : 108,169 hours
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Message 1163751 - Posted: 19 Oct 2011, 19:23:48 UTC

It was 2 weeks ago that my 12 years crunching passed.
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Message 1164227 - Posted: 21 Oct 2011, 14:25:46 UTC
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I just noticed this thread today. Passed 12 years about 2.5 weeks ago. Coming up on 2.5 million total credits and 1.8 million Seti.

Stats like "More credits than % of all project users: 98.85674%" can puff up your ego, but then "% of total project credit: 0.00035%" pretty quickly deflates it again (almost to despair of ever being the one who crunches the unit that finds ET).

Don't remember what the first computer was, but it was probably running Windows for Workgroups 3.1.1 under MS-DOS 3.something. I do know I pretty quickly switched to the command line version of Seti Classic so the computer wouldn't waste its CPU generating pretty but useless screen saver graphics.

May I suggest, instead of a 12 year thread, and then next year a 13 year thread, and then a 14 year thread, how about threads for the year of joining: a 1999 thread, a 2000 thread, etc.
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Message 1166175 - Posted: 29 Oct 2011, 5:28:55 UTC
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12 years!

I'm happily proud to be a member of this distinguished club.

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Message 1170708 - Posted: 13 Nov 2011, 11:22:27 UTC

12 years today.
Always been a "spare cycle" cruncher, on whatever hardware I'm running.
Finally reached 1 million SETI credits this year!
Slow and steady, and glad to be a part of it all...

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Message 1174096 - Posted: 27 Nov 2011, 17:36:46 UTC

Still here!
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Message 1174101 - Posted: 27 Nov 2011, 18:01:06 UTC

Congratulations to everyone here in this thread, and well done. I'll be joining you this time next year :-))
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Message 1174172 - Posted: 28 Nov 2011, 0:42:26 UTC

12 years... I crunched continuously but slowly through these years on spare cycles.

SETI@home classic workunits 2,662
SETI@home classic CPU time 43,384 hours

I read about Seti@home in summer of 1999 in a magazine. At first I thought, what a stupid idea to search for aliens in radio data. Then in autumn some friends started to run seti clients on UNIX workstations at the university. At first I was upset when these guys slowed down my own jobs and occupied the memory. So, I wanted to know what this program is doing with "my" CPU and memory ressources. ;-) I started to explore the Seti@home website and read about the scientific background, signal analysis, fast fourier transforms, de-chirping, Gauss fitting, pulses, triplets, Doppler drift rates and so on. To make this story short: Since 12 years I'm part of it. I couldn't resist and also started to "crunch" (btw. a term only used along with "potatoe chips" back in 1999) some work units running the Seti Classic command line client on universities Sun Ultra 1 machines (UltraSparc I 200 MHz, 128 MB RAM, Solaris 2.6). After a short time I upgraded my own desktop machine (AMD 486DX2/80 MHz, Windows 95) to 32 MB RAM in order to truly run "SETI @ home". Not because of Seti, but the starting Java age demands for a new machine (Intel PII 400 MHz, 128 MB) which was by the way a fast SETI cruncher in 1999. I kept on crunching SETI classic WUs until the very last day when I was forced to switch to BOINC. But as a first day user I already tried BOINC years before, when astropulse beta started as the first BOINC project, only to find my machine way to slow for BOINC/astropulse. And so I discovered the anonymous platform mechanism which allows me to use an optimized client also utilizing the MMX capabilities of my PII-400. Wow, great, cool... Well, one can get fascinated by strange things... The machine was finally retired after 10 years.

Today I still keep some old iron hot:
- AMD Athlon X2/64 3800+ (2 GHz, 4 GB)
- Apple iBook G4 (Motorola PowerPC 7447a: 1,33 GHz, 1 GB)

The iBook will finish (after ca. 330 hours) its first astropulse workunit (once it its lifetime) in december (running an optimized PowerPC astropulse app) before finally getting retired.
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Message 1176617 - Posted: 8 Dec 2011, 23:41:09 UTC

Passed 12 years last month. Thank (or blame?) Art Bell's web site for pointing me to SETI@Home. Ran the classic until the day it shut down. Picked up on BOINC a while later. Running a split of SETI and PrimeGrid these days. Started PrimeGrid last year when SETI had the major meltdown and I ran out of WUs. Let's find those LGMs! :-)
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Message 1176629 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 0:26:35 UTC - in response to Message 1103993.

Congrates on 12 yrs to all......Maybe time to buy several more servers....maybe time to be serious here :)

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Message 1179137 - Posted: 18 Dec 2011, 21:15:45 UTC

12 years Dec 5th. Seems like yesterday I started with Classic. Happy crunching everyone..
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Message 1180815 - Posted: 26 Dec 2011, 19:08:46 UTC - in response to Message 1179137.

I made it there yesterday.

A lot of boxes have come and gone.
Now I find myself crunching with one.
Pretty weak crunching, but it's lost the fun.
I feel I'm committed to carry on.

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Message 1180827 - Posted: 26 Dec 2011, 21:28:11 UTC

12 years

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Message 1180847 - Posted: 26 Dec 2011, 23:01:24 UTC
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Congrats to ALL and...Soon My Friends I Will Join Y'ALL ;-b....
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Message 1187053 - Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 4:53:16 UTC - in response to Message 1180847.

I finally made it here too. :D

Cheers.
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Message 1187143 - Posted: 21 Jan 2012, 14:30:16 UTC

Well done guys .....
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Message 1307683 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 9:42:19 UTC
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Thanks to Miep for finding and unlocking the 12th Anni thread.

Well folks, today is the day 12 years ago, that I joined this distributed computing lark, and I've not regretted a single moment of it. I've never been at the top end of the RAC tables and never will be, but I'm happy to plod on. Along the way I have met some fantastic people who have become dear friends to me, and that is something you can't put a price on.

The team has clocked up almost 800 Million for Boinc, 20 Million for Seti, and 200 Million each for various other projects, most of it in the last 3 years when I switched to using GPU's. Looking forward to the Billion next year!

Happy Anniversary to all those who like me joined in 2000 :-)
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