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Message 1359382 - Posted: 21 Apr 2013, 15:18:59 UTC

I'm new to all of this but I've looked through lots of stats pages and don't see something I'm looking for.

Is there any graph showing the amount of work to be done in the SETI "queue"?

I realize new raw data is constantly being added from various sources. Plus, existing data is being re-analyzed with different techniques. But is there any estimate over time re: how many WU's or Teraflops of work has yet to be done? Is the workload backlog growing rapidly? Holding steady? Or is S@H chipping away such that the backlog is actually going down? My computer has been working on Arecibo data recorded in May 2012, but I'm not sure I can glean anything about the backlog from that info.

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Message 1359596 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 0:46:38 UTC
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Is there any graph showing the amount of work to be done in the SETI "queue"?

Not to my knowledge.
I realize new raw data is constantly being added from various sources. Plus, existing data is being re-analyzed with different techniques. But is there any estimate over time re: how many WU's or Teraflops of work has yet to be done? Is the workload backlog growing rapidly? Holding steady? Or is S@H chipping away such that the backlog is actually going down? My computer has been working on Arecibo data recorded in May 2012, but I'm not sure I can glean anything about the backlog from that info.

Looks like the crunch power has worked down the backlog quite a bit and the current constraints are (1) observation time at Arecibo, as described in this post by Matt Lebofsky, and (2) some server constraints as he described in the first post in the same update thread. I"m currently crunching work from Jan and Feb of this year, so that's another indication that there's not a large backlog. There's a plan to switch to another observatory but not much has been said about that in recent months.

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Message 1359625 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 2:24:14 UTC
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I haven't seen any graphs on that, but the Server Status page (look for a link near the top of the home page) now shows the data you would need to draw to draw such graphs. Scroll down until you see it.

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Message 1359884 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 15:39:59 UTC - in response to Message 1359625.

The link to SETI@home Data Distribution History on the Science Status page was meant to provide this kind of information. Unfortunately that hasn't been updated for several years.

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Message 1360868 - Posted: 25 Apr 2013, 0:35:00 UTC - in response to Message 1359884.

Thanks for the replies...Win

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