posted on Dec, 16 2003 @ 09:04 AM
Originally posted by xn
Anyone ever wonder how one person could finish like over a 100,000 WUs?
Good question!! Reading peoples profiles on SETI can be illuminating!!
I remember one guy (no, I can't recall his details unfortunately) was an Administrator at a LARGE college/ University in the States (*that* narrows
it down a bit!!
Anyway, he had access to 4000 - FOUR Thousand - networked computers that we on the campus and had installed SETI by default on every machine. Then, he
left a message on each machine informing the students if they wanted to "remove" it (rather than install it - and - hey presto - he was processing
about 4000 WU's every day. Rather humbling, I thought...
Here, I'm using two networked machines from home - both P4 - 2.0GHz and 2.6GHz - which return about 10 WU's a day. They are left on continually and
the program runs in the background. Having a cable modem menas that they conect automatically too, so, barring SETI server hanging (it does!), then
the process is fairly automatic.
*My* SETI user profile will explain a bit more if you're interested!!