posted on May, 25 2004 @ 06:53 AM
Originally posted by Lythium
...I played the file and got 1.45 minutes of static-so this unit that my computer has been annalyzing over the past 7 hours is only 1.45 minutes long?
or is that just the 26% I have scanned so far? Just looking for clarification
Well, I'm not qualified to give an opinion about this really, as audio files, etc, are not my forte. The thing to remember, though, is that SETI@home
wasn't *designed* to give audio output, but rather to check signals for spikes, Gaussians, triplets and pulses - the audio "add-on" (which I've
never tried to use) is a "third-party" addition, so I wouldn't start to guess how "useful" it might be.
As regards taking 7 hours to process a WU: that's not unusual, depending on the machine(s) you have available. I used to use a P2 233Mhz machine that
took 35 hours or so to crunch one WU, and - yes! - I had it running all the time, not simply as a screensaver!!
I'm sure one of the more knowledgable people will offer a better explanation of the audio part later?
And, have you noticed how quickly "crunched" data is returned to SETI@home - the hours spent "crunching" takes mere seconds to return to SETI@home
rather than the time it took your machine to analyse!!
Good luck Lyth!!