Posts by Michael Foerster

1) Message boards : News : SETI@home hibernation (Message 2035760)
Posted 4 Mar 2020 by Profile Michael Foerster
Thank you to the team and everyone who contributed!
Please, keep us in the loop.

I will miss crunching!!!

Hopefully we will find a definite answer to the question "are we alone" in our lifetime...

All the best!
2) Message boards : News : 20 years and counting! (Message 1994222)
Posted 18 May 2019 by Profile Michael Foerster
Oh, I just noticed I was a day early :-)

Happy Birthday SETI !!!
3) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Download server is self-blocking download of cufft32_32_16.dll and preventing work (Message 1960892)
Posted 19 Oct 2018 by Profile Michael Foerster
I'm having the same problem.
I installed Boinc on my new notebook and I'm getting this message for close to a week now...

This is on my personal computer at home (windows 10). I temporarily allowed file type dll, made an exception for the BOINC folder and the boincmgr.exe process in the 'Virus & threat protection' panel of the 'Windows Defender Security Center'; all to no avail... Doesn't seem to be an end-user / client problem.

In the Boinc Manager Transfer tab I see:

'SETI@home cufft32_32_16.dll 0.03% 0.00/2.84 MB 00:00:23 0.00 KBps Download: pending / active / retry in 04:20:21'

with ever-changing 'Download' switching between pending, active, retry (steadily increasing time...).

Has anyone found a solution to this problem yet?

Thank you,
4) Message boards : News : "Are we alone?" on VICE (Message 1937673)
Posted 30 May 2018 by Profile Michael Foerster
Thank you for the info!!!

Any plans on sharing the program by other means? No way to watch it from Israel... :-(

Greets from a May 99er...
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : ? remember the Old Days of SETI Classic (Message 645720)
Posted 21 Sep 2007 by Profile Michael Foerster

in the SETI Social Club - 'bumpin' a Comment / Thread to keep it on Top . . . ;)

Well, what can I say? Memory Lane...

We were young and good looking...

Well, perhaps not that good looking ;-)

I remember joining May 16th 1999 :-)

And it took me more than 8 years to wear astronaut coveralls for the first (and last? time) :-) :-) :-)

Anyway, I never installed any server-farms to be up there with the credit gods; still looking for SETI and enjoying it...

Cheers & Carpe Diem !!!
Michael from Cologne

6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : signature testing (Message 211375)
Posted 12 Dec 2005 by Profile Michael Foerster
7) Message boards : SETI@home Science : German Spaceday 2004 at the DLR Cologne - 19/09/2004 (Message 27365)
Posted 17 Sep 2004 by Profile Michael Foerster
This will be great...

Besides lots of interesting "space stuff", Marillion is going to give a free live concert !!!
(I hope some of you are old enough to remember Marillion... :-)

The link to the events program in English is:;internal&action=_setlanguage.action?LANGUAGE=en

Anyone interested in a short meeting during the event?
Perhaps a nice opportunity to take some SETI-cruncher pics...

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8) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU BENCHMARKS RESULTS BANK (Message 22925)
Posted 6 Sep 2004 by Profile Michael Foerster
Hi all,

--- - 2004-09-06 11:30:25 - Benchmark results:
--- - 2004-09-06 11:30:25 - Number of CPUs: 1
--- - 2004-09-06 11:30:25 - 1474 double precision MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
--- - 2004-09-06 11:30:25 - 2647 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
--- - 2004-09-06 11:30:25 - Finished CPU benchmarks

CPU Properties IBM Thinkpad X30
CPU Type Mobile Intel Pentium III-S, 1200 MHz (9 x 133)
CPU Alias Tualatin, A80530
Original Clock 1200 MHz
L1 Code Cache 16 KB
L1 Data Cache 16 KB
L2 Cache 512 KB (On-Die, ATC, Full-Speed)

I really don't suffer from any 'CPU envy', but those AMD results are really 'WOW'... :-)

On the other hand, how come all those Intel Pentium 4 2.4 & 2.8 3.06 (even some 3.20 have a lower 'integer speed') results are worse than my 'measly' Pentium 3 @1200? Not to forget my reeeaaally slow memory (albeit 1024MB)?

Any explanation anyone???

Thanks a million, and don't forget to join our
team; 'a TINY elite force of Mossad operatives -' ;-)

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9) Message boards : Number crunching : Infrastructure information (Message 13790)
Posted 4 Aug 2004 by Profile Michael Foerster
> Of course, this could be bad, if we find out that WUs are being split on a
> TI-85, which is connected to an Access database running on Windows 3.1 by a
> floppy sneakernet, while the web site is running on a Coleco ADAM connected to
> the world with a 300 baud acoustic coupler modem. But even so, at least we
> would know what was going on.
> Note to Berkeley: we're geeks. We want to help. Let us in on your secrets.

I know it's not exactly what you're looking for but does seem to indicate SETI is a bit more up-to-date... :-)


"Seti@home already uses more than ten of Sun's enterprise servers and 70 workstations, running Solaris"

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10) Message boards : Number crunching : Lost WUs - detaching & (re) attaching to BOINC ??? (Message 5424)
Posted 8 Jul 2004 by Profile Michael Foerster
> Yeah detaching is catastrophic, and bad advice, it completely destroys your
> project directory, leaving you to download the client again, and a load of new
> WUs and reassigns your computer to a new host ID.

Well, that's still what is says one should do on the project homepage... :-(

I think Berkely is so busy trying to fix their servers they just don't have the time to read the forums and change things in time...

Thanks anyway for all the great tips... better late than never :-)

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11) Message boards : Number crunching : Lost WUs - detaching & (re) attaching to BOINC ??? (Message 5373)
Posted 8 Jul 2004 by Profile Michael Foerster
And on top of it all, when you detach, (re) attach to the project you get a new computer ID...

This new ID can then be merged with the original one and you're left with the new ID. So my computer becomes 56116 after being 17445 for a while...

This really starts to remind me of those days in May 1999... :-(

Well, I think I'll just leave everything as it is, keep crunching and look at SETI again next month.


Good night everyone... :-)

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12) Message boards : Number crunching : Lost WUs - detaching & (re) attaching to BOINC ??? (Message 5356)
Posted 8 Jul 2004 by Profile Michael Foerster
Hi Darren,

I did use

but again, I should have updated first... MY FAULT... :-)

Just trying to save others from making stupid mistakes...

But I still think "they" should re-word the message on the homepage.

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13) Message boards : Number crunching : Lost WUs - detaching & (re) attaching to BOINC ??? (Message 5353)
Posted 8 Jul 2004 by Profile Michael Foerster
> Unfortunately, unless you update the project before detaching you will lose
> completed work. Perhaps the message should be re-worded?

Thanks Lowfield,

I think they should re-word the message...

Anyway, I'll be updating befor detaching in the future... :-)

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14) Message boards : Number crunching : Lost WUs - detaching & (re) attaching to BOINC ??? (Message 5348)
Posted 8 Jul 2004 by Profile Michael Foerster
Hello world,
I was wondering if this happened to anyone else? I read on the project homepage:

>July 8, 2004
>We have moved the scheduling server to another >machine in order to free up CPU and memory for the >DB server. Active clients will fail 10 times to >connect to the old scheduling server and then will >self correct by contacting the master URL. To force >the correction right away, simply detach and then(re)>attach the project.

So I did just that; detach and then (re)attach to the project...

Stupid me, all the WUs I had crunched already (but were not uploaded yet due to the server outages at SETI) were gone and all the ones I had downloaded too :-(
So please beware: following SETI instructions might not always be advisable...

Anyway, at least we do get some status info from the guys at Berkeley again... :-)

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