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(NT) Re: that's really funny
(NT) - What happens if the chain is broken? ;-)
only ~25x10-6th years? super!
Coincidentally, just yesterday I started researching the Seti@Home vs Folding @Home "debates" on some other forums. My new comp(see below "21st century" post) can do a Seti@Home workunit in 3 to 3.5 hours - haven't tried F@H yet. I've been using my work computer to run S@H for a few YEARS and only have just under 200 work units completed(which shows how slow it is, comparatively[400MHz Celeron eMach] - though run along with occasional actual "work" -just during work hours 5 days/wk.
Anyhow, is protein folding or genome mapping distributed computing taking off like Seti did ? Does the medical community in Galvez spread the word? Just wondering.
If it holds even a smidgen of promise one would think that would have even wider appeal than Seti. Or encryption cracking/generation or other abstruse stuff.
(NT) My hubby just got a certificate for 5000 Seti workunits
Wow, that's a bunch !
Was that all on one or several working simultanoeusly? Either way, lots of flops!
My sister thinks I'm kinda nuts for raving about 3 hrs vs days - then I mentioned the people who run it 'dedicated' on as many hotrod systems as they can - and well, she *still* thinks I'm daft...
In this particular case it was to me a good benchmark that I can relate to. Plus SETI as an idea has an intriguing quality that's separate from any usefulness or real "is it worthwhile" aspect.
Re: Wow, that's a bunch !
I think mostly it was one computer, although at times I know he had it running on 3 computers. He's been running them for several years, too!
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(NT) Good one, Dave! :-)