Originally Posted By urbanredneck:
Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
I miss the days when I could run SETI@home on my second-tier computers and fileservers, just letting it run as a pretty screensaver (the pre-BOINC system).
The results are in.
I wanted to load it again a few months ago. Figured my fairly new computer would run pretty fast. Wrong, took 8 hours to run a packet. So did some more reading, the Cuda seti will run packets in about 5 min, problem is you need a CUDA compliant graphics card. So I took a trip to CompUSA. Was looking for a cheap graphics card. The one I looked at said I needed a 400 watt power supply. The power supply on my computer is 350w. I probably could have gotten away with installing the card but it was all turning in to a big hassle.
Back to SETI though.
There are a ton of other research projects that you can also run, the least of which is some BS global warming data bs that I would only download to try and sabotage in some way!
1. Please don't sabotage other projects. That's just silly and as KY mentioned, your work will get tossed due to the quorum most projects require.
2. A new 1000W PSU is only about $100. 1000W will run your full machine + two high end cards.
3. S&H CPU apps range from 2hr to 8hrs on a good CPU with Astropulse taking between 12-24hr ea. GPU time on these tasks range from 3 mins to 18 with AP clocking in from 20-40M running single tasks.