I wonder what machine/OS people are running seti on.
I use a AMD K7 600@721Mhz with Linux running 8 (!) parallel text seti instances. This way there are enough WU's for 3-4Days and I don't have to care. Maybe there's a minor performance loss due additional scheduler work, but who cares - science is important, not all the stats...
I have a
P4 1.4 512MB win2K 3.03 cmd line
PIII 800 512MB win 98 3.03 cmd line
PIII 700 512MB win me 3.03 cmd line
PII 366 128MB win2K 3.03 cmd line & seti driver 20 wu cached(laptop)
These are all at home
I do around 3-4 WU a day, granted my girlfriend doesn't get on the Windows machine and turn off the client. The Linux box is a different story, I run it in the background and I am the only one in the house who knows how to kill it, so it is always running.
I will be adding a Thunderbird 1Ghz soon, so that should give me a nice boost.
got these computers under my name, but only the p3 belongs to me. Between 3-5 units a day right now.
Running dual boot 98se and 2k adv server on the Cu
Running 98se and 2k adv server on the Athlon
Running 98se on the celeron and the k6-2
Athlon Classic 750
P3 Cu 600EB
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K6-2 400 oced to 450 256mb
K6-2 500 256mb
K6-3 450 128mb
(all with Win2K Pro)
P3-450 128mb Win98
K6-2 ??? 96mb Win98 (I can't remember, as it isn't mine)
Gonna add a Celeron 366 128mb Win98 and a few other Celerons 400-600mhz 128mb Win98 or Win2K in the near future. Hopefully a T-Bird 1.3 OCed to 1.6 with 512mb DDR in a month or two.
These are my home PCs:
TBird 1GHz @ 1.1GHz
Duron 600 (need a new mobo before oc...)
P3 600 (notebook)
Celeron 500 @ 563
I'm averaging 11.4 wu's per day on these units, I run the cmd line under Win ME.
Unfortunately I have not found SETI for my PS2 and my two Internet Terminals have no HDD so they can't help either.
I've got three at home running the 3.03 graphical client (with the screen saver turned off of course).
Athlon T-bird 750 OC to 850 on an Asus A7V, 256 RAM, Win 98SE
Celeron 566 OC to 935 on an Asus CUBX, 256 RAM, Win ME
Celeron 566 OC to 900 on an Asus P3B-F 128 RAM, Win 98SE
The Celerons are the CuMine core and seem to run SETI faster than the Athlon clock for clock. I have them running SETI pretty much all the time. If I really want to, I can get one of the Celerons up to 1020 MHz. and it'll do a 4.10 WU in 7.5 hours!
I notice a lot of you guys use the Cmd line client. I tried that on a load of Win2K, but had problems getting it to hook up and send the work units back... basically it wouldn't. How much faster would the Cmd line client be?
Also, any advice on caching WU's? I don't do that now, so my machines dry up often if I'm not around to feed them. Yes, I only have dial up
The command line is a bit faster. Even if the screensaver is set to go blank after a minute, I've noticed that the cmd line is a few hours quicker.
If you have a dial up connection you should switch over to something like <A HREF="http://www.wakeassoc.com/setidriver/" target="_new">Seti Driver</A>. Seti driver only works with the cmd line though.
Hope this helps.
I noticed that after I switched over to SETI driver all my PCs got faster, the biggest gain was on the TBird and the Duron though. SETI driver can do the caching, which I recommend (I lost a few units by closing down teh DOS window by mistake while transfering, so be careful).
My P3 600 is running just a little faster 13h14min compared to the old Celeron 500 (@563) on 13hr34min. This could be due to the fact that the notebook is only 64MB, while the Celeron has 128MB, however the Notebook is dedicated to SETI, while the Celeron is used by my wife 4-6hrs/day.
SETI Watch is an excellent tool to manage several PCs in the home/office, it can read the log of all the units you have done and manage all the PCs. I can from my main computer see the average time per unit on all my other PCs, here is the time/unit:
Thanks. The SETI Driver works great. After I saw Lowlypawn climbing up my tailpipe, I figured I couldn't afford to have my machines run out of data any more. I loaded SETI Driver last night... and tonight I popped 4 WU back off my two main SETI machines! Thanks for the link!
My Celeron 466 burned up so I replaced it with a TBird 850 (not overclocked yet...). these are the average times of my past 202 units (since Feb 20th):