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Message 1895553 - Posted: 15 Oct 2017, 20:22:31 UTC

I would like to build, or have built, a box for the sole purpose of running seti. No e-main,office suite,or freecell, just seti. What hardware/software would I need?
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Message 1895641 - Posted: 16 Oct 2017, 9:21:07 UTC - in response to Message 1895553.  

Depends on a couple of things:
- your budget?
- only CPU crunching?
- or also GPU crunching?
- more than one GPU crunching?
- operating system of choice?

If a small budget and no GPUs are required, you can do with any (old) Android v4, v5 or v6 telephone (Android v7 and v8 aren't supported at this time here @ Seti, due to a library incompatibility), or with small computers such as Raspberry Pi, C.H.I.P., Orange Pi or any other small ARM computer (see this 2015 review showing 10 of them).

If a bigger budget, you'll have to say what you want.
To run Seti@Home, you need at minimum one CPU core and 256MB of memory, although that leaves not much for operating systems, so let's say 1 GB of memory.
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Message 1895686 - Posted: 16 Oct 2017, 16:45:26 UTC - in response to Message 1895641.  

Do you think $800.00 would do or am I way to low?
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