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Solaris Platform Soon To Knock The Mac Out Of 2nd Place In SETI@home, Help Now!
Team Mac Observer, our SETI@home team (read more about the SETI@home project if you are unfamiliar with it) has topped 90 members with 91 people now able to say they are part of Team Mac Observer! That puts us just about to the 100 mark, an impressive number indeed.

Our average CPU time per work unit has been steadily improving as well. Team Mac Observer is now averaging just over 22 hours and 21 minutes, better than the overall Mac platform average of 27 hours and 46 minutes, and butt-kickingly over the Windows platform average of 48 hours and 20 minutes.

The annoying thing is that the good people using Solaris, the Sun branded Unix OS, are about to overtake the Mac in number of Work units turned in. The Mac is currently in 2nd place with 352,369 work units processed while Solaris is in 3rd place with 337,012 units processed. Solaris is a very fast OS and has an excellent average of 17 hours and 55 minutes platform wide. These fast numbers are helping them overtake the Mac OS in total units processed. We need all the Mac users we can get crunching away in this project to keep that 2nd place!

So sign up now for SETI@home and then join Team Mac Observer, that link has all the instructions for doing so. There are lots of other Mac teams too, but you don't even have to join a team, just fight for the Mac! It is extremely easy to do and takes about 5 minutes for every machine you sign up. Get your friends to sign up to. The SETI@home project is an excellent place to show the world how powerful the Mac and the PowerPC processor is. With well over 600,000 people signed up in the first 4 weeks alone (that was 3 weeks ago), this project has a lot of eyes looking at it. So sign up now!

Team Mac Observer



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