[RC5] SETI@Home

David Taylor rc5 at xfiles.nildram.co.uk
Sat Apr 10 13:55:49 EDT 1999

On Thu, 8 Apr 1999, Sebastian Bergmann wrote:

> David Taylor schrieb:
> > It dumps a ton of data to text files (I imagine you could kill the client,
> > and mark everything as 100%, and the client would just send the data back,
> > but there isn't much point as they dont have stats :)).
> And even if they had stats I wouldn't do that. Imagine you get a "block"
> of data which indeed has the information of extratrrestrial life /
> intelligence in it and mankind will never know about it because you faked
> the data. Just a thought.

*I* would never do it.  Someone will.
> > It doesnt appear to support buffering - it just downloads 1 'block' sends
> > it back, gets more, etc.. And it spews out a large amount of stuff like:
> It's a first version. I have heard the Windows client will feature a
> graphical representation of the data that's beeing checked / worked on.

And an interesting thing:  If I run both clients (rc5des and seti)
together, they both run at 60-70% of their original speeds (without the
other running).

David Taylor
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