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SETI@HOME, anyone participate?

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I wish I could fire back up my old gateway beast and set up a solar panel to power it and just let it run SETI@home 24/7.

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Interesting thing...

Funny part is yesterday a friend told me about something similar in the field of medicine :)

Many of the projects are bio-chemical in focus.

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I'm running SETI@Home. But I have no idea where to check my stats at :(

EDIT: Just checked, 858 credits :D

To find out upto date easy, here is the code the user chart:

http://www.boincstats.com/signature/user_#######.gif

Just find out what user number you are and put it in in the above spaces.

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I really wanna get a low power server up and running so I can do Folding@Home and SETI 24/7. Your solar setup sounds neat, but I looked into the panels after reading about it and it sounds expensive as hell...

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I really wanna get a low power server up and running so I can do Folding@Home and SETI 24/7. Your solar setup sounds neat, but I looked into the panels after reading about it and it sounds expensive as hell...

The money needed to pay for solar panels to power a box running hot 24/7 is more then I can justify at this time, especially with no return on the money.

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How much would it cost? I was looking at 200+ watt solar panels, and they were all $1000. I mean, that's a new sound system, or a new motor/trans for my Escort. Not to mention probably a way to store all the excess energy, and installing it. Just not very good overall

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How much would it cost? I was looking at 200+ watt solar panels, and they were all $1000. I mean, that's a new sound system, or a new motor/trans for my Escort. Not to mention probably a way to store all the excess energy, and installing it. Just not very good overall

I have seen a number of smaller units at trade shows that are about 1/2 that, but I would have to search for their electrical output.

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here is one go wind mill and battery bank. store for off wind times in the battery bank win the wind mill is not running. had to do a hole research paper on the stuff when i was doing heating and air conditioning for a wile there. it cheaper to use wind mils then it is to buy solar panels. if you rig up your own it's basically cost less. but they do have kits that they come out and install so your house is off the grid but they are up wards of $10,000. all you need is a alternator to generate ac a fan blade and a place to mount it. btw some places have restricted mounting of stuff with their zoning laws if your not one then go for it seriously.save ya a ton of dough. here is another one from the hippies the black plastic tubing on the side of their roofs are to heat water so they do not have to pay to heat it free energy.

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check these out they start out about 700 bucks for a 400 watt one. for two grand they will be paying you to be off the grid for ever the power company will if done right.

http://www.solardyne.com/windgenerators.html

a better one

http://www.talcoelectronics.com/c-24-wind-...CFQKfnAodmwRqig

if you live in the mid west like Kansas etc. you got good wind if not don't do it Michigan is marginal were i live so i have been thinking.

Edited by sadistic_customs

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Hmm, I think a Windmill would be a little difficult to have in a sub/urban setting, with a small yard. I just got an idea when you mentioned an alternator, mount one to an exercise bike, or make a stand for a road bike that you don't use anymore so you could have a 10 speed, and store the power in a battery bank. Genius!

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Hmm, I think a Windmill would be a little difficult to have in a sub/urban setting, with a small yard. I just got an idea when you mentioned an alternator, mount one to an exercise bike, or make a stand for a road bike that you don't use anymore so you could have a 10 speed, and store the power in a battery bank. Genius!

On and off, I have been working on a similar idea dealing with self powered gym equipment, but don't have the money, parts, time or experience to really do it yet.

Did crank out some solid WU's over the weekend. My office machine must really kick butt when I am not there using it.

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lol, I really wish I had some other computers available for my usage. I would install on my dad's, but he would freak out and think it was some spyware or virus or something. Now I'm getting credits from rosetta@home, but I dunno if it's more popular than proteins@home, but I'll probably stop rosetta whenever they announce the project for December

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I thought both my SETI and Rosetta would be working at the same time, but they're taking turns... WTF?

Check your settings. Is it a single core machine? At work I have a dual core machine so two projects run at the same time. Along with F@H in the back ground.

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Yeah, I'm running a single core Athlon 2800+ running a whole 1.8ghz. I think it's time for an update

EDIT: I just looked in my options, and I noticed that the "Switch between operations every ____ minutes" was on, so I set it to 0 to see if both will run at the same time now...

Another edit: Spoke too soon. Went back and looked and it's set to 60 minutes again. I dunno what to do

Edited by Xplorer

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Yeah I know. I wonder if the WU's would get knocked out faster if the processor was split between a number of jobs at once. I have had a few uFluids WU's fail as of late, and some rosetta WU's not return credit. :(

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It's been a while since I've gotten any credit. The last Rosetta WU I finished didn't return credits, and the SETI WU that I'm on is saying that it's going to take 72 hours to complete

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