How fast should my tasks run?

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Message 1722677 - Posted: 5 Sep 2015, 22:46:15 UTC

I'm using a new (Dec 2014( iMac with an i5 CPU running at 1.4 Ghz. I know this is the basic model, but it seems to take forever to process the new data. I only run 4 concurrent tasks, and each of the 4 shows only about 10% completed after more than 4 hours. I've given SETi most of the available resources, as I'm mostly using my iPad these days. Is this normal processing? I had SETI on a PC 10+ years ago and it would seem to run very fast, getting numerous downloads of new data daily. If you are a Mac user, please advise if this is what you experience, or is there some setting I'm missing?

I just downloaded SETI@home a month ago.

Note: I was kinda disappointed with the app for iOS, which evidently hasn't worked for years, but, no big deal.


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Message 1722751 - Posted: 6 Sep 2015, 7:27:15 UTC

It all depends on what else is running at the time.
Have you entered an energy saving mode?
Are you running some other massive computionaly intense job?
Is SETI only set to run when not doing other work?
Are you running SETI as a screen saver?
Do the running tasks start wih "ap" and the application contain "astropulse"?
If the answer to any of these is yes then task times will be very high
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