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5.1 BOINC - SETI@Home
•If you have never participated in SETI@Home or you no longer have access to the account you used to sign up with the original SETI@Home, you will need to click here and create a new account.
If you don't have access to your old email account, don't worry! It's not a big deal. Your original SETI@Home stats are not carried over to the new framework anyway - the new client uses a completely different method of calculating stats. However, several items will carry over: your profile, your join date, your location, your team, etc.
Currently there are compiled clients available for the following platforms:
BOINC installation and configuration instructions can be found here.
After intially installing the client, the first screen you should see looks like this:
If you don't see that window, click on "Settings" and choose "Attach to Project". Just enter in the your info and BOINC will take care of the rest!
Note: you must be logged in to the SETI-BOINC site to join or quit a team.
here and fill in the form, then a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you used to sign up with. Open the email and paste the account ID into the webpage that came up when you created the account.
Then, if you have already signed up for other BOINC projects, click the "I'm currently participating in another BOINC project" link other wise click the "This is my first BOINC project" link. Check over the settings and make and changes necessary and click "OK" at the bottom.
If this is your first BOINC project then download the software for your operating system and follow the instructions.
If you've already signed up for other BOINC projects then just enter the info as shown into the BOINC client.
That's it. Welcome to Team Starfire!
The most important thing to remember is that you will not be credited until at least 3 users have returned the same WU.
But don't worry! You can still verify that Berkeley received your work by going to your personal Pending Credit page. Here you will see what results your have sent up, how much credit you are claiming for each result, and how many (if any) other users are currently working on that unit.
*Note: you must be logged in to the SETI-BOINC site to check your pending credits.
If you would like to see the numbers BOINC comes up with, you can force a benchmark by following these easy instructions:
Under the "File" menu in the BOINC client, select "Run Benchmarks". Then click on the "Messages tab". After a few moments you will see the following lines appear:
This shows your Dhrystone and Whetstone benchmarks. Please note that as of this writing, Berekely has stated these numbers are very likely to be inaccurate.
One of our forum members, Slapyo , has created a site to log and compare these numbers accross a wide range of processors and clients. This will allow us to compare the numbers for accuracy as well as changes in the calcuations as different versions of the client progress.
To submit your benchmarks, visit Slapyo 's site here. You will also need to submit your host ID which can be found by clicking here. Remember, you must be signed in to the SETI-BOINC page to view your host IDs.
setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/team_di···id=30192. Currently users are sorted by their SETI@Home Classic WU count from 15-May-2004. Yes, that's kind of odd - hopefully Berkeley gets this corrected soon.
To install as service on NT4 & later, stop the gui, and open up a cmd-prompt.
If installed to default directory, type cd "\program files\boinc"
And it's installed as service.
Note, if running XP, you very likely must go into the service-control-panel and change the BOINC-service to run as "localsystem".
And start the service, or reboot.
BTW, also make sure you've not got any BOINC-shortcut in startup-folder.
Also, some have reported some win2k-computers gives an error-message when installing as service.
Sign in here, click on "View or edit general preferences", click on "Edit preferences", and edit the "Connect to network about every" field, make it however many days worth of WUs you want to have cached (7 days should be good), click the "update properties" button. Open up your BOINC client (on each computer), click the projects tab, right click on seti@home, left click on update.