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2012/06/24 01:04:39 (permalink)
Seti.Germany is holding another competition, they're the ones who brought us the Boinc Pentathlon.  There aren't alot of details out about it yet, and it's still a ways away.  It doesn't seem like its a team-based challenge.
 
http://www.seti-germany.de/Wow_2012/44_de_Willkommen.html  Link for all those interested.  I might just check it out, it's been awhile since I've done any Seti work....
 
It looks like participants sign up in groups as opposed to being with your team, and they track those groups and individual efforts.  So it's almost like the Folding Madness challenge in a way, but I could be missing something or reading too much into it since it just posted and the email said the site wasn't completely finished.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wow!_signal  and some background info concerning Seti and the reason for this challenge.
post edited by RHMash - 2012/06/24 01:07:41



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    Opolis
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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/06/24 09:27:37 (permalink)
    Very cool.  I had no idea about the wow! signal, I always thought of SETI as just a fun side project (listening for aliens).  I am in for that challenge if we want to form a group or groups.

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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/06/24 09:53:58 (permalink)
    I am down for the challenge also. I just got a new server well a Cisco UCS C200 M2 with an INtel Xeon e5506 @ 2.13ghz. I am running big adv on there. I am still looking around to see if I can put it to better use. 
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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/06/25 01:21:56 (permalink)
    There aren't alot of details yet, not sure if it would look "bad" if everyone from one team all went for the same group, especially since it doesn't appear to be an "established" team competition.  
     
    I plan to join the Capricorn group....



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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/06/25 07:16:50 (permalink)
    I have never done any SETI. I am in and happy to help. I just need to read up and learn how/what to install setup...

     
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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/06/25 15:28:05 (permalink)
    Afterburner

    I have never done any SETI. I am in and happy to help. I just need to read up and learn how/what to install setup...

    Easiest thing is to just attach Seti to Boinc like any other project.  There are optimized applications that require extra work to set up, I haven't played around with them so I can't help with that....



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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/06/25 16:00:27 (permalink)
    GASP! That was sooooo easy to add to the BOINC... However in seconds it says I am failing SETI. 
     

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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/08/03 03:52:04 (permalink)
    Just a reminder that this is coming up pretty soon for all those who were interested in participating....



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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/08/03 08:54:41 (permalink)
    So we can sign up for any group?  It looks like members from other teams are spread out amongst different groups.

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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/08/06 12:19:37 (permalink)
    Aug. 15th is the first day. How is the group thing going to work?

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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/08/06 14:54:10 (permalink)
    SIgn up for whatever group you want.  This isn't about what team everyone is with, it's more of a fun challenge....



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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/08/15 01:35:56 (permalink)
    For those who are interested, it starts in 25 minutes.  Seti is down right now, it seems.  Not sure if they did it in advance or they had issues from their Tuesday maintenance....



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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/08/15 07:21:10 (permalink)
    Yeah... had problems with SETI this morning... Berkely website was offline too.  No problems... I'm sure they'll fix it. 
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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/08/16 09:17:07 (permalink)
    Has anyone had success with SETI?  The website is still down for me and I haven't pulled any work units since the contest "start".

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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/08/16 09:39:10 (permalink)
    As of this morning I'm still clueless with SETI, everything is down and not getting any work in or able to send work out.


     
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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/08/16 10:27:01 (permalink)
    As I've posted before, I started with Seti back in 1999. When they had a decent budget, it was fun and the screensaver actually worked and looked cool! I stopped when I got into folding. Last year I tried it out again and the same thing that I had started experiencing before I got fed up was still a problem; Lack of consistent server activity and available work units. I see it's still the case, and that's unfortunate...
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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/08/16 10:33:47 (permalink)
    mflanaga

    As I've posted before, I started with Seti back in 1999. When they had a decent budget, it was fun and the screensaver actually worked and looked cool! I stopped when I got into folding. Last year I tried it out again and the same thing that I had started experiencing before I got fed up was still a problem; Lack of consistent server activity and available work units. I see it's still the case, and that's unfortunate...


    Wow... that brought back some memories.  I remember the SETI screen saver.  yeesh... I'm old.


     
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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/08/16 11:03:36 (permalink)
    mflanaga

    As I've posted before, I started with Seti back in 1999. When they had a decent budget, it was fun and the screensaver actually worked and looked cool! I stopped when I got into folding. Last year I tried it out again and the same thing that I had started experiencing before I got fed up was still a problem; Lack of consistent server activity and available work units. I see it's still the case, and that's unfortunate...

    Thank you for your long term efforts man. Pretty cool to read and I look up to you for it.
     
    In other news... I stopped doing SETI because I have done 200+ units, only to see 170+ of them still pending after 45+ days. I have no issue getting small amounts of credit, but I do have a big issue with seeing 75%+ of my efforts remaining "Pending Validation" for so long. It makes me wonder if they will ever be validated and caused me to stop...
     

     
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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/08/16 15:24:14 (permalink)
    Seti isn't the only one with long validation times.  I keep seeing points for projects that haven't been crunched in awhile....
     
    Seti's site is back up, they had some issues with the database and are still monitoring it.  I'm able to upload and return work, so it seems like it's working....



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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/08/16 17:28:16 (permalink)
    I was finally able to download and return some WU's today!

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    Re:SETI challenge 2012/08/16 18:02:23 (permalink)
    Yup... my SETI is cleared for now... Nice to know it's back for a bit.


     
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