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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse tasks (Message 1761187)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile johnnymc
Sadly I had to abort 8 AP tasks - rejoice those who picked em up - due to the 5 yr old laptop cpu fan screaming a painful death.

RIP Y560, you crunched a lot of data in your lifetime.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : What's the best valued GPU? (Message 1761094)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile johnnymc
Back in June last year I picked up an MSI GTX960 for a $160 bargain (6 hr sale) and it's worked like a champ. Everyone had told me to get the 970 as it had much more bang for a little more buck - compared to a full 980 but I gave the little one a shot. It is a great card as far as I am concerned.

PS-My only issue with this new box I build using an old i7-2600 is that I think my 430W PS should have been a 650W just for safely. My calculations told me I wouldn't pull over 370W. So far so good.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Notes on Nvidia driver bloat [361.60 Hotfix] (Message 1759982)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile johnnymc
361.75 released Jan 27th. Hopefully this corrects any issues you have been experiencing.
4) Message boards : News : SETI@home Version 8 for Android and GPU to be released January, 21st (Message 1759969)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile johnnymc
Putting my phone, laptop, and pc back to work on this new v8. Let's make some more progress!
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weekend Fundraising Challenge: Get the Green Bank Data Transport Package (and I'll pay half!) (Message 1292264)
Posted 6 Oct 2012 by Profile johnnymc

Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $150USD is a freaking steal!

I will see what I can dig up.

6) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED* SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIV *CLOSED (Message 1265298)
Posted 28 Jul 2012 by Profile johnnymc
Approaching the quarter million mark for SETI.

Not too shabby for using one crappy laptop at a time.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 12 year club (Message 1163709)
Posted 19 Oct 2011 by Profile johnnymc
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
8) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED- SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXII -CLOSED (Message 1110881)
Posted 28 May 2011 by Profile johnnymc
100k for Seti at last. Now I can clam it up until 250k. Rejoyce!

ps - working on a dual 6 core desktop similar to the one i saw with 8 nvidia cards...i wonder if 8 cores will ever be feasible.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED- SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXII -CLOSED (Message 1103809)
Posted 6 May 2011 by Profile johnnymc
Just broke 75k couple days ago. I have already started crunching at 50% due to the warm weather. I don't have any air conditioning so I must save my machine some undue stress for the next 5 months.

Congrats to everyone with their massive amounts of work done! I saw a machine with dual hex cores in it with 8 gpu cards. Now that is a true workhorse! This puny laptop doesn't do much but it's still helping listen to the stars...
10) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED- SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXII -CLOSED (Message 1089653)
Posted 23 Mar 2011 by Profile johnnymc
SETI@home member since: 5 May 1999 SETI@home classic workunits: 5,851 SETI@home classic CPU time: 108,169 hours

Approaching 50k after a long hiatus. I'm back in the saddle!

One thing I miss is seeing the graphics. Alas the only downfall to using the 64-bit Windows 7.

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