[RC5] Dnet vs Seti

durst durst60 at gmx.net
Thu Jun 21 19:57:59 EDT 2001


Hi all

two statistics of setiathome

http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/totals.html

How does the computing power of Seti at home compare with existing
supercomputers?
The most powerful computer, IBM's ASCI White, is rated at 12 TeraFLOPS and
costs $110 million. SETI at home currently gets about 15 TeraFLOPs and has cost
$500K so far.

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Faunce <mike at faunce.com>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 11:48 PM
Subject: RE: [RC5] Dnet vs Seti


> Regarding "they actually run the client only when they are not using their
> computers" is only true if they are running the screensaver only.  The
> recent version of SETI at Home can run at idle priority just like dnetc does.
>
> But, that said, while S at H has had almost 3 million people try the
software,
> I don't know how many more users on a day to day basis than d.net does.
>
> Mike
> -----
> Mike Faunce
> mike at faunce dot com
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> [mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net]On Behalf Of Mathieu Gilbert
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 2:04 PM
> To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> Subject: [RC5] Dnet vs Seti
>
>
> Hi all .. i like statistics question so here is one for you.
>
> What between dnet and Seti is the most powerfull. I've found on the main
> page of dnet
>
> "160000 PII 266Mhz computers working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365
days
> a year!"
>
> but i couldn't find anything like this on the seti at home page. I know they
> have A LOT more users than us but they actually run the client only when
> they are not using their computers.
>
> Anyone got the answer ?
>
> Mathieu Gilbert
>
>
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