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Message 1612935 - Posted: 12 Dec 2014, 20:00:11 UTC
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Hi folks
Doesnt time fly!
I used to be a hardcore cruncher back in the days of classic seti and experienced the birth of setiboinc, but have been out of the loop for about a decade.

Could someone bring me up to speed please, in my day it was a given that not nearly enough computing power was being used for seti. Used to love jury rigging many scrap parts into usable computers just to help that little bit more.

now as i check the news, i hear work shortages! shock horror

Did we really catch up on all that work in just a decade or have things gone really bad.

Im certain everything i should know will be in the threads somewhere, but ten years of reading is a bit much to start on if someone can just give me a super condensed version =)
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Message 1612943 - Posted: 12 Dec 2014, 20:20:28 UTC - in response to Message 1612935.  

Welcome back Sir!
In response to your questions, yes,
and it is still going.

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Message 1612960 - Posted: 12 Dec 2014, 20:55:27 UTC

Welcome back Mr. Young!
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Message 1613035 - Posted: 12 Dec 2014, 23:12:47 UTC

Thanks folks! =)
Good to be crunching again. looking through my old stats i used to be in the top 55000 people and i look at your stats and i wilt...gotta whole lot of crunching to do!
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Message 1613050 - Posted: 12 Dec 2014, 23:22:31 UTC - in response to Message 1613035.  

Thanks folks! =)
Good to be crunching again. looking through my old stats i used to be in the top 55000 people and i look at your stats and i wilt...gotta whole lot of crunching to do!
=D

Have fun crunching again. :-D

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Message 1613051 - Posted: 12 Dec 2014, 23:22:40 UTC

Welcome back.
The nutshell answer is graphics cards. As an example, I spent 3½ of the early years crunching at Einstein, and got ~660,000 credits in that time. Due to the recent lack of tasks here I went and did some more for Einstein. I have gained a further ~540,000 credits in 20 days of crunching.
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Message 1613063 - Posted: 12 Dec 2014, 23:46:21 UTC

ha guess im still out of luck.
no graphics card here.

what i do have is a fairly brand spanking new A8-6600K APU. and its onboard graphics seems to be doing work faster than all 4 cores put together.

however im currently throttled by 50% due to the slight oversight of forgetting thermal paste. lol

should be here in a week and that will help loads....

If i stick any old graphics cards in my machine, would they class as mini computers too and boost my workrate!?
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Message 1613246 - Posted: 13 Dec 2014, 10:42:06 UTC

Welcome back Atlantian Technologies_Mr Young! :)

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Message 1613359 - Posted: 13 Dec 2014, 16:45:35 UTC - in response to Message 1613246.  

Welcome back Atlantian Technologies_Mr Young! :)


What Zappy said! :) but from me :)
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Message 1613507 - Posted: 13 Dec 2014, 20:18:25 UTC - in response to Message 1613359.  

Welcome back Atlantian Technologies_Mr Young! :)


What Zappy said! :) but from me :)


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Message 1614783 - Posted: 16 Dec 2014, 17:22:03 UTC - in response to Message 1613063.  

ha guess im still out of luck.
no graphics card here.

what i do have is a fairly brand spanking new A8-6600K APU. and its onboard graphics seems to be doing work faster than all 4 cores put together.

however im currently throttled by 50% due to the slight oversight of forgetting thermal paste. lol

should be here in a week and that will help loads....

If i stick any old graphics cards in my machine, would they class as mini computers too and boost my workrate!?

Welcome back. For advice regarding graphics cards, I suggest you look and ask in the Number Crunching forum. Some will give more bang than others for a given buck, but I can't give you details on that.
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Waiting for a message from a small furry creature from Alpha Centauri.

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