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Message 413419 - Posted: 2 Sep 2006, 9:43:08 UTC - in response to Message 413298.  

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And I think the slowest machine I have running - and the slowest that has been posted here I think. Used to run SETI before enhanced came out, now the only thing it can do is Pirates and 24+ hour Leiden WU's (2 min on a Pent D)

This seems to be a good candidate... What CPU is it exactly?
http://pirates.spy-hill.net/show_host_detail.php?hostid=18626

Nice fleet there - the only place where we can take a look at it. An oversight? ;-)

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Message 413473 - Posted: 2 Sep 2006, 12:59:15 UTC
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One of my imperial drones..., err I mean crunchers is a Pentium 166.

http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=708155

I have even slower machines in the basement, but I try to only run 10 hosts at any one time. Otherwise there's no telling how many I would have. ;-)


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Message 413527 - Posted: 2 Sep 2006, 15:02:58 UTC

My slowest machines:

AMD K6-2 400MHz:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/beta/show_host_detail.php?hostid=6371

Pentium 3 450MHz:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/beta/show_host_detail.php?hostid=7653

Believe it or not, I am still using that p3 for virtually everything.
It has 2 SATA HDDs (120+320GB), 384MB RAM, a Geforce4 Ti4200 and a Creative Audigy soundcard =)
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Message 413680 - Posted: 2 Sep 2006, 21:03:15 UTC

My slowest, with 12.90 RAC, is a very old HPUX system.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=1735942

I keep it running, partly because it is in my office lab, and because it is one more representing HPUX operating system on SETI!

And it's not one I brought online just recently, it's been crunching for a year or so now, total credits almost 4000.

Thanks to Dotsch for the compile...
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Message 413746 - Posted: 2 Sep 2006, 23:35:26 UTC

This was the slowest I've had, junker
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Message 413882 - Posted: 3 Sep 2006, 5:37:00 UTC - in response to Message 413419.  


This seems to be a good candidate... What CPU is it exactly?
http://pirates.spy-hill.net/show_host_detail.php?hostid=18626

Nice fleet there - the only place where we can take a look at it. An oversight? ;-)

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I think that is a Pent 1 - have no idea what the speed is - slow. I thought it was a 486 for a long time. I will give it another try on SETI since there is no work on P@H.

Oversight - yep, guess I will have to fix that. As far as the fleet goes, it looks like I have forgot to attach several of the new boxes to Pirates.

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Message 414365 - Posted: 4 Sep 2006, 2:15:07 UTC - in response to Message 413882.  

As far as the fleet goes, it looks like I have forgot to attach several of the new boxes to Pirates.

Heeeey, wait! You want to pick all WUs! (But I think Misfit already subscribed for all (84) WUs for the next month (he will sure install some Linux machine because of it), so you have got few weeks free time.)

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Message 414406 - Posted: 4 Sep 2006, 3:54:11 UTC - in response to Message 414365.  

As far as the fleet goes, it looks like I have forgot to attach several of the new boxes to Pirates.

Heeeey, wait! You want to pick all WUs! (But I think Misfit already subscribed for all (84) WUs for the next month (he will sure install some Linux machine because of it), so you have got few weeks free time.)

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naw i'm just gonna run them all thru my windows system and see what happens. i might discover the cure for the common cold.
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Message 414673 - Posted: 4 Sep 2006, 16:30:27 UTC

I used to have a 6 proc Pentium Pro 100 machine......What a hunk of shiite.
It was the size of a dishwasher, weighed 165 pounds and heated my garage in the winter.

It would do a Seti Classic WU in aboot 55 hours.

It was manufactured by ALH....i thinks.
I sold the CPU's and the extra riser cards along with the ram assembly for $50 to a guy who was trying to get his ALH to run for his PC museum.
Then recycled the rest of it, $83 in aluminium !!!

....and yes, he did get his running.


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Message 417326 - Posted: 8 Sep 2006, 19:11:05 UTC - in response to Message 411517.  

I have a 450MHz p3 crunching Rosetta and Einstein and I got to thinking - there have to be even slower computers crunching BOINC projects.

So, post your entry (with link) to your slowest cruncher. The only rule is that it has to currently be active and crunching a BOINC project with successful results.

I want to see what old boxes you people have running!


Well, in 1997 I had a home-built machine running a Cyrix 166+ (133 MHz) with approximately 32 MB of ram (all that was affordable at the time). Around about 1998-1999 I heard of Seti@home and downloaded it. I ran it for several years as a screensaver at college. At some point in there, I had to return a PCI video card that refused to run under Win95 release 1, so I swapped it for memory and upgraded to, I think 96 MB. But the Proc was still the hardy little Cyrix 166+ (133 MHZ core clock).

IT was a decent little machine. Sadly, I couldn't get Classic credits to link to my new account properly, so I adopted the dual-link signature. I've got about what, 900 hours worth of time on the classic account. Not sure what that would account to in cobblestones, adjusting for inflation based on current processor speeds... But now I've got a little network of decent machines running BOINC and crunching away. About to hit 75k cobblestones after only about 3-4 mos. I'm adding a few more machines to the network shortly, so I expect to be around 100k cobblestones soemtime in the next month or so. But that's my current machine. The old cyrix-based machine was decent and ran for a long time until I upgraded to a newer AMD 1800+ machine and later a minor upgrade to an AMD 2500+ Sadly it had no internet connection right now in its current location so I can't add IT to the network. =o\\ Ohh well... Maybe once I move or if we get broadband and a wireless router.
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Message 417782 - Posted: 9 Sep 2006, 8:33:13 UTC
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I've seen here that this host is not the slowest one, but sometimes I use it to check the Boinc-manager translations that I've worked on.
This time I took Leiden Classical to chrunch.

;-)

Extra info:
Compaq Armada Laptop.
64Mb - 40Gb HD
Boinc Manager 5.6.2
Wu took over a hour and 20 minutes to succeed.

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Message 417842 - Posted: 9 Sep 2006, 13:13:53 UTC - in response to Message 417782.  

I've seen here that this host is not the slowest one, but sometimes I use it to check the Boinc-manager translations that I've worked on.
This time I took Leiden Classical to chrunch.

;-)

Extra info:
Compaq Armada Laptop.
64Mb - 40Gb HD
Boinc Manager 5.6.2
Wu took over a hour and 20 minutes to succeed.


Well, at least if figures, it's running Windoze.
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Message 417848 - Posted: 9 Sep 2006, 13:39:23 UTC - in response to Message 417842.  

Compaq Armada Laptop.
64Mb - 40Gb HD


Well, at least if figures, it's running Windoze.

Hey, I worked with this laptop more than 2 years long! But no crunching, too fat applications and small memory...

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Message 417856 - Posted: 9 Sep 2006, 14:10:49 UTC
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My 486DX2-66 (upgraded with a AMD 486-P75/133 processor) with 96MB RAM running Win98SE has got to be in the running for Chief Dinosaur. It has a "Pentium Rating" of P58, but it's still just a 486.

It has been running SIMAP continuously since February: Dinosaur. It takes 2 days to complete a task. It started with SETI Classic in 1999 then moved to BOINC/SETI. It only took 12 days to do a SETI (Classic and non-enhanced) WU :-) SETI enhanced is probably a bit beyond its capabilities, but I haven't tried it. It also did Predictor tasks in 6 days.

Not too bad for a 60 watt room heater :-)
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Message 417893 - Posted: 9 Sep 2006, 16:04:02 UTC - in response to Message 417889.  
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Even my old P2400 at my old work was much faster, but this have a fairly good CPU a Celeron CPU 2.80GHz but only 191.36 MB of RAM and it's very very bad quality, as it is a 256 stick, but such a low brand that you only get 191 out of it.

But it could also be because it have WindowsXP installed on 191mb ram,
XP demands normally at least 256mb ram by it self.


There's no such thing as "low brand quality" that you don't get the full amount of RAM from it.

My guess is that you have onboard video using 64MB of system RAM (256MB stick - 64MB for video = 192MB RAM), and Windows never reports the correct amount, mainly due to some of it being secured for system use. Such as it reports my 2GB system as only having 2,095,852 bytes of RAM when it should be 2,097,152, so it thinks your 192MB of RAM is really 191.36MB of RAM.
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Message 417901 - Posted: 9 Sep 2006, 16:32:57 UTC - in response to Message 417842.  

I've seen here that this host is not the slowest one, but sometimes I use it to check the Boinc-manager translations that I've worked on.
This time I took Leiden Classical to chrunch.

;-)

Extra info:
Compaq Armada Laptop.
64Mb - 40Gb HD
Boinc Manager 5.6.2
Wu took over a hour and 20 minutes to succeed.


Well, at least if figures, it's running Windoze.


Yes... Win-ME and it's running nice.
I'm planning to make it a dual boot laptop (hd has 2 partitions), but I'm still wondering which linux distro to use.

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Message 417905 - Posted: 9 Sep 2006, 16:36:37 UTC
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hey try this one, My slowest
Crunch! Crunch! Crunch!
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Message 418746 - Posted: 11 Sep 2006, 15:20:07 UTC

Pentium 300MHZ with 128MB running Seti & Einstein.
having my mother in law freaking out again and again screaming at the damn snailing machine...

Worth every moment...

Regards from Israel.


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Message 418760 - Posted: 11 Sep 2006, 15:47:34 UTC - in response to Message 418746.  

Pentium 300MHZ with 128MB running Seti & Einstein.
having my mother in law freaking out again and again screaming at the damn snailing machine...

Then tell your mother that her rabbit was placed into our contest ;-)

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Message 418896 - Posted: 11 Sep 2006, 19:25:41 UTC - in response to Message 417889.  

I have a computer at my new work that is so low on memory
I can't crunch on it at all.

Even my old P2400 at my old work was much faster, but this have a fairly good
CPU a Celeron CPU 2.80GHz but only 191.36 MB of RAM and it's very very bad quality,
as it is a 256 stick, but such a low brand that you only get 191 out of it.

But it could also be because it have WindowsXP installed on 191mb ram,
XP demands normally at least 256mb ram by it self.

Now it take ages to even open a notepad file if I have the e-mail open at
the same time, to crunch anything on it is out of the question !!!

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=2654949

I'm brought this to attention to the systems person at my work, but he doesn't seem to want to invest in more memory even if it slows my efficiency at work a lot ...



hey 192MB of ram will run seti i have a 450MHz P2 running seti but no new WUs! it take 2 days to run one WU but that while running simap. i have chickens app running on it right now.


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