Name: Hammeh Real Name: Peter Age: 17 From: Northern Ireland Occupation: Student Wants to be: Computer Systems Engineer Enjoys: Playing tennis, using my PC for everything!, chatting to friends. Hates: Internet and project outages, power cuts, rain (we get a lot), homework, Macs.
Interesting stuff about me: Very intelligent, owned my own computer from a very young age, been interested in computers since I can remember although have only become interested in the technical side over the past 5 or so years. Also have an interest in chemistry. Currently chasing up a career in computers science and chemistry. Possible BOINC project of my own in the future??....
Current Desktop Computer (Purchased in 2008): HP Pavilion a6430.uk AMD Phenom 9600 X4 (2.3Ghz)
3GB DDR2 RAM
nVidia 9500GS with TurboCache (512mb)
Active Projects: Seti@home (CPU + CUDA ~ MB + AP) Last Desktop Computer (still in use to run BOINC - Purchased in 2003): HP Pavilion 770.uk AMD Athlon 64 X1 (2.4Ghz)
1GB DDR RAM
nVidia FX 5500 (256mb)
Active Projects: Seti@home (CPU ~ MB) Brothers Computer Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 GHz
2GB DDR2 RAM
Active projects: Seti@home (CPU ~ MB) All my seti@home computers run optimized applications provided by: Lunatics
Fan of: AMD/intel, nVidia, HP, all computer volunteers around the world.[/b]
Current rants about computers:
1. Intel processors (i7 especially) way overpriced. - May buy an AMD Phenom II X6 =)
2. Manufacturers, dell and HP especially, selling PCs with crap PSUs.
3. Windows Vista....need I explain. Now running Windows 7, its an improvement but still nothing compared to linux =)
4. Under development of linux based operating systems for gaming and general home use.
Currently up to:
~Learning the general basics of Ubuntu OS and unix.
~Working on CUDA applications.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I have been running BOINC based projects for many years. It started off with my dad running Seti@home classic (pre-BOINC) on his work computers. After BOINC was released, I installed it on all the computers I had available to me to advance science. I have been running Seti@home for many many years and have only attached myself to other projects when Seti@home is either out of work or suffering from large scale project failure.
It is a great project which I enjoy running and viewing the results. I think that the stock applications should be improved so that there are offical Seti@home optimized applications for each platform as it is a pain having to update the optimized applications manually.
A few things that I think could be improved:
1. Stock applications optimized as above.
2. Improvements to the current GPU system and support for ATI cards.
3. Less project down time!!