J W wrote:
> >...leave those machines running all night long!!!! Right now I'm 59% done
> with my
> >first block of data, after 33 hours of crunch time. Looks like its slowed
> down a
> Wow! My boss's computer can get through a full packet in about 7.5 hours.
> My home computer finishes probably every 40 hours. I can't make the numbers
> jive in my head. I built him a Dual pentium II 450, but at home I have a
> Celeron 300. The dual PII 450 should be equivalent to less than a PII 900,
> only 3 times faster, but he's 5 times faster... Is Celeron that bad?
> So, I take it you are doing this SETI thing as a group? I've had it running
> for a while at home, just recently joined this list.
A Celeron, put quite plainly, is a POS. It has a really pissy small cache. A dual PII 450 actually is faster than just a 900 equivalence.