why 15.47 MB?

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Why do the new files have to be so big?
I have only a modem dial up connection, so I stop participation on E@H. the same to rosetta.
I love the seti units with each having about 0.35 MB!

Pooh Bear 27
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why 15.47 MB?

Tim Bonham
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I don't want an explanation,

I don't want an explanation, I want it to stop!

When I'm paying for dial-up access, having to stay connected for several hours (usually overnight!) so Einstein can download massive files is not very user-friendly.

P.S. That explanation says "Dial-Up users may want to suspend the project for the next few days". But that was over 2 months ago. I don't usually think of "the next few days" meaning 60+ days.

Please, can you find a solution for this problem? I think Einstein@home is doing good work, and I really don't want to stop participating.

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From the Einstein FAQ: The

From the Einstein FAQ:

The downloads of the Workunits are quite large / too large for modem users.

The Einstein@Home workunits require a large data file (slightly more than 12 MB in size). With a 57.6kb modem, this file will take close to an hour to download. Once you have downloaded it, the Einstein@Home scheduler should send you a number of workunits for that file, so you won't need to download another file for some time. However be warned that sometimes the OUTPUT files from Einstein@Home can be quite large, and so it may take an hour or more to upload the results back to the Einstein@Home server.

The bottom line is that if you need to pay an hourly rate for dial up modem service, Einstein@Home is probably not a good thing to run on your computer. Users with broadband internet connections such as DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) and cable modems shouldn't find that these uploads/downloads take more than a minute or so.

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