My short lived time crunching for SETI@Home

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Message 2043248 - Posted: 6 Apr 2020, 1:57:38 UTC

I'm a young guy. Just turned 22 in December. My experience with SETI started a few months ago when I remembered that BOINC existed. I barely bumped my rac on a few projects in the past with lower powered rigs under another account that I've long lost access to. Growing up I never had a rig that I could leave running or sacrifice performance to keep it working while in use. After I bought a used server mainly for Plex, I realized that when nobody was watching, it was just sitting idle. I grabbed a docker for BOINC and setup a few projects that I remembered from back in the day and setup a schedule for off peak times so that the Xeons had something to chew on. Later down the line a few weeks after the shutdown was announced, I added my Shadow cloud VM to BOINC as well so that a Quadro P5000 and another Xeon were working on the last few jobs that I got assigned. I didn't contribute an astronomical amount of work units or anything, but the idea of putting my processing power forward to help scientific research feels pretty darn good at the end of the day. I just finished my last couple of work units, but if the project ever needs any more computing power, I'm leaving my machines connected. Hopefully with Nebula, we find something else out there. :)
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