Help the MacRumors SETI Team get on the Top 200 Lists!

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  1. simX macrumors 6502a

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    So here's the deal with the MacRumors SETI ranking: currently, the SETI project only lists the top 200 teams in each category, and the top 200 teams for all categories. Here are the categories for the SETI project:

    -- Primary Schools
    -- Secondary Schools
    -- Junior Colleges
    -- Universities and Departments
    -- Small Companies (< 50 employees)
    -- Medium Companies (50-1000 employees)
    -- Large Companies (> 1000 employees)
    -- Clubs
    -- Government Agencies

    All the lists can be accessed here, and our team page is here.

    The MacRumors SETI team is a club. So if we want to get on one of the top 200 lists, we need to substantially beef up the number of work units we turn in. The 200th club team has turned in 237758 work units for SETI@home, while the MacRumors SETI team has only turned in 128468 work units. While we still have a ways to go to get onto one of the top lists, we're over halfway there! Just look at how the MacRumors' folding team has blossomed: I think that the SETI team can do the same.

    We're also just barely over a third of the way to getting on the top 200 list for ALL teams. The 200th overall team has 385067 work units turned in. That team is Symantec: since most of you all hate Norton Utilities, let's make it our goal to kick them off the list!

    How should we do this? I think the first way to do this is visibility. So if you're a member of the MacRumors SETI team, put a little note in your signature pointing them to the SETI FAQ, and perhaps this thread as well. Don't hesitate to tempt those Folding users to defect over to the SETI team as well. ;)

    Note that we have a big advantage over the Folding team: we don't have to have computers running Mac OS X. The SETI client runs on any Mac running System 7.5.5 or higher. That means we have a much broader base from which to get power. So if you have a Mac sitting powered off all the time, and you want to get some use out of it, consider adding it to the MacRumors SETI team.

    We also need to get more users onto the team. So let's also try to get 500 active members on the SETI team within a few months. We currently have 228 users. Many of these users have been inactive, too, so if we can get these users to wake up and start working SETI units again, that would be great, too.
     
  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Good luck, SETI team! It'd be great to see you guys make a serious run up the rankings.

    I'll see if I can find a spare machine or two to add to my whopping 6 units. ;)
     
  3. jeff.macaddict macrumors regular

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    How do you think my old Performa 6300CD will run SETI?

    94MHz
    48MB RAM
    No ethernet--I'll need to get a localtalk adapter or something.

    Yes, I do hate Norton stuff. I got systemworks, and antivirus, and personal firewall. It made my Mac go crazy. I think maybe microsoft was really the one to blame, even though they had nothing to do with this incident.

    My girlfriend left me. It's microsoft's fault. :D
     
  4. simX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just an update: after our last "bout" of visibility, the MacRumors SETI club team has gained a lot of work units from the joined users... currently, we're now at 194134 work units, which means we only have 44573 work units to go before we break the Top 200 Club Team list (since the 200th club team now has 238707 units instead of 237758 units). That's really good considering we were 109290 units behind just a few days ago!

    Let's keep it up... we can break the top 200 club list at this rate. And definitely find all those old Macs that you can put to work on the SETI project!
     
  5. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    Well, if/when I get my old Compaq PC up and running I'll shove the SETI client onto it so I can have Seti on my PC running all day and then F@H on my Mac.
     
  6. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    I used to run SETI years ago, I just transferred my 1400 Units to the team....

    I might also fire up some of my spare machines, GO MacRumors!!!
     
  7. ph_555_shag macrumors regular

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    IM IN...... ill add like .0000000000000000000000000000000001 units (iMac G30 :'( )
     
  8. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    I wonder what it would be like if the Virgina Tech super computer start folding for us just for a few days.:p
     
  9. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    Just curious,
    How fast is a 1.8 SP G5 at Seti, typically?
    and G4s G5s?
     
  10. eyefragment macrumors newbie

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    Well, I just switched alliance from camp Blizzforums to camp MacRumors. C'mon guys, *just* 40,000 more work units to go. Everyone needs to put 100 more work units in, it's not that much to ask... well, maybe it is, but we can't let the F@H team have all the bragging rights can we?

    Pull that old G3 233 mhz out of the closet! Put it to work! Go to your local landfill and rescue some computers! Fight for the cause!

    {/zeal}
     
  11. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Well I rejoined after I had a lot of problems with SETI crashing all the time, my 76 WUs are growing:)
    I've also got a 300mhz iBook for added steam;)
     
  12. ph_555_shag macrumors regular

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    wow....... 1st unit 22 hours,
    2nd unit 22 mins


    I REALY need a new computer
     
  13. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    That 300mhz iBook just finished a WU, only 26 hours;)
     
  14. simX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Woo! 114 more units and we'll top 200000 work units! Go SETI team!
     
  15. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I should be cashing in a WU here overnight..got the dual 1GHz MDD running SETI now. ;)
     
  16. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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  17. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    Cool! I put some of my older computers on SETI, the ones they never seemed to make a deadline in folding. (1 400Mhz G3, a 400 AMD K-3, and a 200Mhz Pent Pro.) As soon as I get a network card glitch fixed I will add another G3 400... I know they aren't much but they seem to turn out 6 WU a week.

    Why can't MR have two Number one Mac teams. :)

    Hey Rower,Why you are in the team list twice?

    And furthermore, Why is Team Muro in the list twice taking up a top 200 spot?
     
  18. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I signed up w/ more than one email. I had a PC at the time and wanted to keep my results separate. :p
     
  19. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    That makes sense, you wanted proof once and for all about the superiority of the Mac. ;)

    That, or we are such a sorry lot that you think you need to compete against yourself. :p
     
  20. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Just comparing a 400MHz PowerBook to a 1.33 Athlon. Guess which won? :rolleyes:
     
  21. Counterfit macrumors G3

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  22. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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  23. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Ah well.

    If your trying to recruit... that wasn't much of a post.

    :p
     
  24. Counterfit macrumors G3

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  25. eyefragment macrumors newbie

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    Ya know... that guy posting his 100.5 work units as taken gives me an idea...

    Why are we trying to assimilate members? Why not make this the MAC seti@home team and try to assimilate full teams?
     

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