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Message 1108723 - Posted: 22 May 2011, 16:15:57 UTC

I have Sat internet thru wild blue , My max download is 17 GB in 30 day period.
My max upload is ( I think ) 5 GB in same time period.

My QUESTION is --- "is ther any way to put some type of bandwidth meter , that would tell me how much bandwidth I am using on BOINC per day or week ?"

Maybe someone might know of an average bandwidth use for just seti@home ?

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Message 1108730 - Posted: 22 May 2011, 16:30:14 UTC - in response to Message 1108723.

Any average given would be very much skewed from reality. Not everyone has the same CPU type; not everyone crunches 24/7; some people use optimized applications to get more work done; some people use their GPUs to crunch far more data than the "average" PC.

Some PCs only get about 20 workunits done per month while others can get over 100,000 workunits completed.

Then there's the random factor of getting different types of workunits. You can randomly get MultiBeam and you can randomly get AstroPulse, the latter being over twenty times larger than the former.



I've heard of bandwidth meter software on the internet, but I've never used any so I can't speak to their usefulness or user friendliness. Building such a statistic into BOINC might be beneficial for many users to get an idea of how much bandwidth they're using.

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Message 1108742 - Posted: 22 May 2011, 17:15:44 UTC - in response to Message 1108723.
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My QUESTION is --- "is there any way to put some type of bandwidth meter, that would tell me how much bandwidth I am using on BOINC per day or week ?"

In Computing preferences:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=global

You can put limit:
Transfer at most --- Mbytes every --- days


The setting is presented also in local BOINC Manager - Advanced -> Preferences:
(! your local Preferences are in effect if you set Preferences both locally and on this site!)






Maybe someone might know of an average bandwidth use for just SETI@home ?

One SETI@home Enhanced task is ~360 KB
One Astropulse v505 task is 8 MB
You can count the total MB by yourself depending how many tasks you can finish per day.

Per my calculations your computer:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=5953062

... using only CPU's two cores can do about 10 SETI@home Enhanced tasks (total 3.5 MB)
or about 1.7 Astropulse v505 tasks per day.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=5953062

So it will use for SETI@home project an average of ~3-13 MB/day = 100-400 MB/month for download.

(uploads are small files ~20-30 KB/task for both SETI@home Enhanced and Astropulse)

You can set e.g.:
Transfer at most 777 Mbytes every 30 days

... and I think this will be enough for your computer.

(! This max need will change if/when SETI@home can use your GPU "CAL ATI Radeon HD 4600 series (R730)" for computing !)


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Message 1109252 - Posted: 24 May 2011, 3:13:33 UTC - in response to Message 1108742.

I must be using my GPU also , I told it to use it and the tasks are being completed MUCH more rapidly... I have Noticed a Large increase in speed of the tasks being done...
When I am using the computer Just for Seti@Home Tasks anyway...

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Message 1109260 - Posted: 24 May 2011, 3:47:46 UTC - in response to Message 1109252.
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I must be using my GPU also , I told it to use it and the tasks are being completed MUCH more rapidly... I have Noticed a Large increase in speed of the tasks being done...
When I am using the computer Just for Seti@Home Tasks anyway...

No, you are not:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=5953062

You are using the standard SETI@home applications (on your CPU only).

There is NO standard SETI@home application that can use ATI GPUs (only NVIDIA CUDA)
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/apps.php


Your SETI@home Enhanced v6.03 tasks (v6.03 == CPU) are computed in ~17,000 seconds (4.7 hours)
Your Astropulse v505 v5.05 tasks are computed in ~100,000 seconds (27.7 hours)

(Both SETI@home Enhanced & Astropulse tasks are part of the SETI@home project (so both Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence signals)
but they contain different amount of data, are computed by different applications (.EXEs, programs, processes) and take different time)


(At this moment (when there is NO standard SETI@home application that can use ATI GPUs)
you have to become a very experienced user of BOINC & SETI@home and know how and where to modify and add files manually
to be able to use ATI GPU for SETI@home
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Message 1109379 - Posted: 24 May 2011, 15:07:33 UTC - in response to Message 1109260.

an ATI 4600 should run like you have an extra CPU core. It's not all that incredibly fast though it will help your RAC
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