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June 25th, 1999

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[4:18 PM]
Overclocked G3 Shows Best Results Yet In SETI@home Project
On Wednesday, we ran a story about how fast the Blue & White G3 is in the SETI@home project (see our story titled "Blue & White G3 Among Fastest SETI@home Computers"). Our own Team Mac Observer member Indigenous is returning in times in the 11 hour range with his Blue & White that has been upgraded to a 450 MHz with a PowerLogix G3 upgrade.

We received a couple of letters from one Mac users who told us that their overclocked beige G3s were turning in even more impressive times.

According to Markus Schelhorn:

I know a faster one:

Chris need per work unit only 9 hr 28 min 03.7 sec. He works with a beige Desktop Power Mac G3 with an overclocked (500 MHz) 466 MHz-CPU from Phase 5 (www.phase5.de). You find him at the (still very small) group "Team Macwelt".

Wow! Those are some impressive times, that are right up there with even some of the fastest Unix times! Remember, the average Windows time is 48 hr 44 min 32.9 sec as of this writing. We also recieved word from some MacOS X Server users who also reported 9 hour times and we are looking to confirm them. If any Observers are running MacOS X Server and the are participating in the SETI@home project, tell us about your experiences.

In the meanwhile, Team Mac Observer keeps growing. We are now up to 73 members with 542 work units processed! In addition, we have had two companies join our team, including our friends at MacBC and a graphic design house called December 3. Welcome aboard Team Mac Observer! Your company can also join and we will put your logos on the Team Mac Observer page. We are also welcoming all individuals to join. We have a very fast Mac team and are out to prove the Mac's superiority over Windows! We are also getting closer and closer to being one of the Top 100 teams in the "Clubs" category. Head to the Team Mac Observer web page for instructions on how to participate. It's very east and takes less than 5 minutes to sign up.

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