How many computers do you use?

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Dane D., Jul 15, 2005.

  1. Dane D. macrumors 6502a

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    How many computers do you use? I use 6 computers from a G3/300 B/W to an 1.25Ghz eMac. I average about 13 hrs per SETI unit, because of the G3. If it wasn't in the mix I could drop it to 11 hrs. Oh, for you PowerBook user running SETI (my's a 667 G4), run a small fan across the PB to keep the internal fan from kicking in. They run hot, I set my PB on rubber erasers (the pink old fashion ones) to gain airflow underneath the PB. Plus the PB doesn't slide around anymore.
     
  2. GodBless macrumors 65816

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    I don't and won't do anything for SETI. If extraterrestrial life existed God would have told us from the beginning. ;) All in all it is a waste of time and a waste of your life for an empty cause.
     
  3. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Are you serious or joking? In any case, the computers are doing all the work, it's not a waste of my time! I'm not running SETI now, but I've had this dual G5 sitting around, seems like I should put it to work. I do agree though, the time is probably better spent with something closer to home and more immediately useful, like protein folding.
     
  4. freiheit macrumors 6502a

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  5. eva01 macrumors 601

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    I use 2-3, god is the one that doesn't exist ^_~ aliens do
     
  6. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    3

    My PowerBook; the kitchen PC, to test the internet, and the school computer (I consider it one because there are hundreds, and that would skew the results... :rolleyes: )...
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I use 6 (4 are mine) computers at home and many, many different ones at work. Altogether we have 7 computers (at last count) sitting around in my families house! Primarily (95% of the time) I use my Power Mac G5. At work I use about ~16 computers (All Dells :eek: ).
     
  8. zelmo macrumors 603

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    1.33GHz PowerBook G4 - all but maybe 10 hrs/wk, when it is asleep during commute time.
    800MHz iMac G4 - 24/7.
    700MHz iMac G4 - 24/7, just added a few days ago.

    all of 'em working on those darn Tinkers!
     
  9. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    My PB, the iMac at my parents home, and at my University I shall count as 2, 1 for the Mac Graphic Labs and the other for the regular computer labs and rental laptops from the library.
     
  10. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Ha, funny - I just added one today, so that makes it 3 :D

    D
     
  11. Jahmontee macrumors newbie

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    7 Total...G5 Dual 2.7ghz, G4 Dual 1.0ghz, G4 Single 1.0ghz, G4 1.33ghz Powerbook, Pentium 4 1.7Ghz, Pentium 4 2.0Ghz, & a
    Pentium 3 933Mhz

    I make music and all these Computers serve a specific purpose
    as either Nodes, Synthizers, Samplers, VST Hosts, and of course Recording
    and Sequencing.

    Jahmontee
     
  12. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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  13. Dane D. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Great to see all them...

    Great to see all them computers put to use. Heres my list:
    G3/300B/W (mine)
    2-G4/450 (work)
    G4/466 (work)
    G4/667 (work)
    1.25 ghz eMac (son's)

    Maybe I'm a dreamer but just maybe there is life out. Yes I know I should help mankind with protein folding; but I find the search for other life more interesting. Besides those computers at work are not used any more.
     
  14. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    At home:
    -My PowerBook- See sig.
    -Dell 4550 P4 2.53ghz (rarely)

    At Work:
    -Dell Latitude D600 w/ 21" IBM CRT
    -Various Dell Desktop Computers- The hospital bought 19" LCD monitors for them so I can't complain too much about them.

    Can't forget my original Apple PowerBook 140. Too bad the HD died, it worked until a couple years ago :(
     
  15. iSaint macrumors 603

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  16. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I have chosen to be a part of the folding effort as opposed to the SETI effort. One has to chose which effort they feel has the most benefit.
     
  17. tangerineyum macrumors 6502

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    The ibook for general computing, a pc at work for boring office stuff, and an eMac at home for my creative side.
     
  18. tangerineyum macrumors 6502

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    The same way we were told about native americans ? :rolleyes: Definitely not the right forum for that response, nor is it very polite to criticize a fellow mac user. What he/she does with their own machine is none of our business.
     
  19. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    That's funny i would have said god was an empty cause, oh well each to his own.

    Anyway back on topic 3pc's - 1 at home (see sig) 2 at work, and 2 macs my parents ibook and powermac G4
     
  20. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Pretty much just the two; an iMac and an iBook. Although, I do dabble a little on the PC in the house. I feel so dirty.

    I'm pretty possessive when it comes to my Macs. Neither aliens nor God is allowed near them.
     
  21. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Myself and my fiance have 3 computers in our apartment - her PC, my old PC, now running as a Win2k3 Enterprise Server box, and my 17" 1.25 GHz G4 iMac. My fiance will be selling her PC soon and picking up a new iBook, whenever they're released. Otherwise, I guess I just use my PC at work 5 days out of the week. It runs XP and it's extremely stable - haven't had any issues with it at all.
     
  22. MattG macrumors 68040

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    I use a total of four computers just about every day.

    Powerbook G4 12" -- The laptop they purchased for me at work. I use this everyday at home plus when I travel.

    Powermac G5 DP 1.8ghz -- The desktop purchased for me at work...this is my main computer :)

    Dell Latitude D800 laptop -- The (other) laptop purchased for me at work. I only use this when I absolutely need to ;)

    Self-built AMD PC -- A PC I built for myself; the only computer I actually own. Its main use is for holding my iTunes library.

    ...and soon, I'll be adding a brand new iMac to my arsenal of computers at work!
     
  23. risc macrumors 68030

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    I have 2 machines I use here a Power Mac G5 and a PowerBook G4 1.67, at work I use heaps of machines, everything from cruddy P4s running Windows XP to Quad Opteron / 8 way Xeon boxes running Windows, SCO, Linux, whatever.
     
  24. chv400 macrumors 6502

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    3 comnmputers
    B&W 400mhz G3 as a second computer for age of empires/warcraft when i have friends over.

    B&W w/600mhz G4 as my main computer

    PC Tower 500mhz AMD K-6 for linux and the winowds only apps i have.
     
  25. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Sounds like it's time for you to buy a nice new Mac! ;) :)
     

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