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Message 1167708 - Posted: 4 Nov 2011, 10:11:49 UTC

noob here,just installed bionic to run seti and after a while i got the above message on the bionic front page.what does it mean? also why did it take about 5 mins to d/l only 8mb of file size? was running @ about 27kbps very very slow.

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Message 1167775 - Posted: 4 Nov 2011, 15:39:16 UTC - in response to Message 1167708.

SETI@Home has over 500,000 active computers all vying for the same 100Mb internet connection (100 Megabits is about 12.5 MegaBytes per second). Essentially the pipes are clogged with users requesting work and asking for more.

Because of this, there may be times when users run out of work or are unable to retrieve more, which is why they are encouraged to join multiple projects that interest them to keep their computers busy.


Oh, and people will be quick to point out that you are in fact using software called BOINC, not "bionic". BOINC stands for the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing.

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Message 1167801 - Posted: 4 Nov 2011, 18:00:26 UTC - in response to Message 1167775.

bionic is from the television show The Six Million Dollar Man. Though the S@H staff seems super human they are indeed not BIOINC
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Message 1167817 - Posted: 4 Nov 2011, 19:22:10 UTC - in response to Message 1167801.

100mb,that makes sense now.i left it running and went to work and lo and behold when upon returning home i was greeted by a pc nicely humming away to itself!! seems to have preferred to start and crunch without my interference.anyhoo thanx for the reply's guys!
steve austin

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