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Post by exxos » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:51 pm

I did not even know this stuff even existed...






If LTT get their own servers running to aid the effort, I will sure spare some CPU time for the cause :)
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Post by DrF » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:26 am

Nice to see it a bit more mainstream, I used to do SETI a long time ago when the fastest CPUs were about 1ghz so thats how long ago :P
I don't think my PC would be upto it now :lol:

I assume they can use GPUs now that will be loads better :)

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Post by Atarian Computing » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:36 am

DrF wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:26 am
Nice to see it a bit more mainstream, I used to do SETI a long time ago when the fastest CPUs were about 1ghz so thats how long ago :P
I don't think my PC would be upto it now :lol:

I assume they can use GPUs now that will be loads better :)
I immediately thought of SETI that I was into as well :)

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Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:47 am

Yeah, I was another SETI user, especially since I had a number of machines idle whilst I was out at work.

Seems like a good use of CPU cycles to me.
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Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:08 am

Just installed on my peronal laptop, and it sounds like it's about to take off now it has a work unit!!
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Post by DrF » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:54 am

If you think about the raw computing power lying about all over someones house now is far higher than what we was working with in the early 2000s :lol:

Phones, tablets, PCs, laptops, set top boxes, even tvs themselfs processing cycles all over the place :D

I made one of these way back https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beowulf_cluster from a load of Pentium 75s yes that's 75mhz no MMX for anyone under 20 here CPUs did come in double digits :lol: had no idea what I was doing, was bored, and it never quite worked right anyhow :lol:

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Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:03 pm

DrF wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:54 am
If you think about the raw computing power lying about all over someones house now is far higher than what we was working with in the early 2000s :lol:
Indeed, there are spare cycles everywhere! I have some spare machines I could put together quickly as folding units with Centos quite quickly, may do so later. My laptop has a GTX 1050 so is well aligned for this sort of thing, but it does put a heavy load if you want to be generous with your spare cycles, so I think something dedicated is coming :)
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Post by exxos » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:11 pm

I'm just getting "No WUs available for this configuration" :(

On their forum means "nothing to do" by the looks of it.


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Post by terriblefire » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:21 pm

I thought there were several vaccines already created but they haven't been approved for use in humans yet?
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Post by exxos » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:42 pm

terriblefire wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:21 pm
I thought there were several vaccines already created but they haven't been approved for use in humans yet?
I think they started trials on humans, but they say could be 18 months before they have enough for the general population.. But I think the problem is that it may have mutated already into a second strain which will complicate matters. It is difficult to really get accurate information to what is going on with it all.

I really hope China get a good bashing from the world over all of this...again.
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