reply to post by Cadbury
I am glad you asked... because I wouldn't dare update you on this one.
It's too awkward.
Yesterday evening, I terminated the process (simply exited it, NOT aborted).
I do that all the time, to give my PC a break.
I know YOU are aware of this, but someone else reading this might not be, so let me just say that exiting the process does not affect the computation
in a permanent way. The next time the PC is turned on, it simply resumes where it stopped.
So, I did what I did countless times before.
Then, much later, my PC suddenly rebooted - it must have been the temperature (57 C). After it was on again, I exited SETI/Astropulse again (and I
checked the device manager, as I always do, to make sure it wasn't running in the background), and continued my work.
I always turn off the PC overnight.
Today, when I turned it on, I checked how the Astropulse was coming along... and found Astropulse gone. Instead, there was a SETI unit running, and
apparently more than 4 hours of CPU time had elapsed.
Of course I checked the messages, but since they only show the activity since the last time computation resumed, there was nothing that could
enlighten me as to how and what had happened to the Astropulse unit - or when was the new SETI unit downloaded.
Oh, right: my processor runs 2.00 GHz.
Anyway, I really appreciate the attention.
[edit on 17-10-2008 by Vanitas]