Posts by 1202 Program Alarm

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Building a New SETI Cruncher - Getting the Most Credit/RAC Per $1/£1 Spent (Message 2000349)
Posted 29 Jun 2019 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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Can anybody recommend a good Linux book, one that will go from complete beginner to reasonably competent is what I'm looking for.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Raspberry Pi & Other SBC Computers Discussion Thread :) (Message 2000077)
Posted 28 Jun 2019 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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The description of the kit says it has 2 × micro HDMI to Standard HDMI (A/M) 1m Cables included, so you should be all good!
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Raspberry Pi & Other SBC Computers Discussion Thread :) (Message 2000068)
Posted 28 Jun 2019 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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Just an FYI, the Official Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kits are back in stock at https://thepihut.com now, I just ordered mine!
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Building a New SETI Cruncher - Getting the Most Credit/RAC Per $1/£1 Spent (Message 1999976)
Posted 27 Jun 2019 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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I have been looking around on eBay and found that older Xeon servers can be had surprisingly cheaply, although they all seem to be supplied without drives or caddies, would these make good crunchers or is it all about GPU's?

Would the type of hard drive used in a new SETI cruncher have much of an effect on results, or can I pretty much use any old drive?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Building a New SETI Cruncher - Getting the Most Credit/RAC Per $1/£1 Spent (Message 1999574)
Posted 25 Jun 2019 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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My experience with Linux is very limited, but I am absolutely open to it if that is what will provide the best results. Can you recommend a Linux distro? How do I get the special cuda app?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Building a New SETI Cruncher - Getting the Most Credit/RAC Per $1/£1 Spent (Message 1999569)
Posted 25 Jun 2019 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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I am considering building a new SETI cruncher from scratch in order to dramatically increase my processing power, but I have been out of the loop on PC hardware for a long time.

Are multiple GPU's now more important than CPU's with lots of core and threads?

How do I get the most credit/RAC Per $1/£1 Spent?
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 20th Anniversary T-shirts - More in stock (Message 1998449)
Posted 16 Jun 2019 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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Today is my 20th SETI anniversary! Do you have the t-shirts available in larger sizes? I am interested if you do!
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 20 Year Club! (Message 1998445)
Posted 16 Jun 2019 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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Today marks my 20th SETI anniversary!

Total credit 17,234,741
Recent average credit 5,764.08

SETI@home classic workunits 2,682
SETI@home classic CPU time 26,060 hours

I just wish I could have done more!
9) Message boards : News : We are thankful for.... (Message 1309299)
Posted 23 Nov 2012 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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Only just realized I passed the 13 year mark in June! Long may the project continue!
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 10 year club (Message 908125)
Posted 16 Jun 2009 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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10 years today! 16 June 1999 - 16 June 2009.

Looking at my numbers since BOINC started, I can't help but think I've let the side down a bit. :(
11) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Can our TV signals be picked up on other planets? (Message 794667)
Posted 8 Aug 2008 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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There was a guy on a chat show here in the UK just now saying that sending this signal is a bad idea because the aliens might come and get us... :-s
12) Message boards : Politics : Lisbon Treaty: Ireland says NO (Message 785130)
Posted 21 Jul 2008 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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The sooner the UK escapes from Europe the better. They promised us a vote and we didn't get one, why won't they give us the vote they promised? Because they know they will lose by a huge margin - that is not democracy.

Good job Ireland, I salute you!

In the mean time can anybody help me out with a Canadian or US passport? :D

Edit: a New Zealand or Australian passport would be cool too!
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : New Moderator (Message 784868)
Posted 20 Jul 2008 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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Congratulations Uli and happy birthday!
14) Message boards : SETI@home Science : PlanetQuest BOINC Project (Message 784712)
Posted 20 Jul 2008 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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Hey Misfit! Yep, that's something I guess!
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Seti Classic (Message 784314)
Posted 19 Jul 2008 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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I had 26,060 hours SETI@home classic CPU time and I don't think I ever visited the original SETI classic forums.

I have fantastic memories of it though, when I first started on SETI@Home a work unit took my machine around 60 hours to process. SETI became the reason to upgrade my PC and I no longer judged new components by how well they increased gaming performance, but on how many minutes they could shave off of my crunch times.

Everything I know about upgrading and overclocking PC's is due to this project.
16) Message boards : SETI@home Science : PlanetQuest BOINC Project (Message 783641)
Posted 18 Jul 2008 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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So I guess we have to wait a bit longer for this one. :-(

17) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 9 Year Club (Message 783616)
Posted 18 Jul 2008 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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Congratulations to everybody!

Keep on crunching!
18) Message boards : SETI@home Science : PlanetQuest BOINC Project (Message 613278)
Posted 2 Aug 2007 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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Thread started 24 November 2004 and still nothing up and running yet :(
19) Message boards : SETI@home Science : PlanetQuest BOINC Project (Message 467657)
Posted 28 Nov 2006 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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I see they are still begging for money.I still think its a scam.


Surely the Devs at Berkeley can tell us whether this is a real project or not?
20) Message boards : SETI@home Science : PlanetQuest BOINC Project (Message 466615)
Posted 27 Nov 2006 by Profile 1202 Program Alarm
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All links here have been updated as best as possible.
Thread moved from Number Crunching to Cafe SETI.

Thank you Misfit!

You're welcome 1202. Good to see you're still around. :)


Yeah, I'm like the bad penny :) Nice to see there are still some familiar faces here :)


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