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July 2nd, 1999

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[3:43 PM]
Team Mac Observer Advances 8 More Spots In Top 100
Team Mac Observer continues to leap up the Top 100 Club chart in the SETI@home project. (for more on the SETI@home project, read our About page.) We have grown to 162 Team members and have processed 1478 work units! Congrats to the Team!

Our current Top member wrote to tell us why his results were so incredible. According to Chris Petersen:

Man, what a Mac! Actually, a 400Mhz B&W G3 400 isn't _that_ fast. I inadvertently powered down a device on my second SCSI chain and froze my Mac during (evidently) a unit update to the SETI@home site. I went from 30 or so units to 438. I'm "averaging" 40 minutes/unit ;^)

Chris Petersen

That would explain those remarkable times. In fact several Team member remarked on the fact that he was posting a new work unit completed every minute or so. Thanks for sharing that with us Chris. This seems to be a bug with the new version 1.05 client which the SETI@home project has since pulled while they fix the problem. Note that these incorrectly reported completed work units are not reflected in our Team Totals. The work units shown in the Team Totals are legitimate! It is only individual totals that can be tainted by the bug so far as we can see.

Hopefully there will be a fixed version of the new client released soon. There appear to be some serious performance increases in the new version.

We still need your help to keep the Solaris fans in their proper place at number 3 though! Join the SETI@home project and then sign up for Team Mac Observer!

Team Mac Observer



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