Wow it's been a decade for me

Logforme
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RE: When has been started

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When has been started this projekt officialy?


I asked the same thing a while back. The answer is 19 February 2005:
http://einsteinathome.org/node/197249&sort=6

Bikeman (Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein)
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From the DB I gather that ca

From the DB I gather that ca 1500 of the volunteers who were registered 10 years ago are still active! I made this thread sticky so we can have a virtual party here ;-)

There might even exist some (few) PCs that are doing E@H for 10 years now. You cannot be totally sure just from a DB query because there are ways to carry over a BOINC host id to a new PC, but from the descriptions of some hosts that have a "Creation time" 10 years+ ago, some could very well be vintage 2005 PCs (Pentium 4s, a VIA C7 and the like).

Cheers
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RE: From the DB I gather

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From the DB I gather that ca 1500 of the volunteers who were registered 10 years ago are still active! I made this thread sticky so we can have a virtual party here ;-)

There might even exist some (few) PCs that are doing E@H for 10 years now. You cannot be totally sure just from a DB query because there are ways to carry over a BOINC host id to a new PC, but from the descriptions of some hosts that have a "Creation time" 10 years+ ago, some could very well be vintage 2005 PCs (Pentium 4s, a VIA C7 and the like).

Cheers
HB

Maybe you could do a creation date versus run time comparison, those OLD pc's can't be finishing units very fast anymore. Heck they weren't even fast back then!

Richard Haselgrove
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RE: RE: From the DB I

Quote:
Quote:

From the DB I gather that ca 1500 of the volunteers who were registered 10 years ago are still active! I made this thread sticky so we can have a virtual party here ;-)

There might even exist some (few) PCs that are doing E@H for 10 years now. You cannot be totally sure just from a DB query because there are ways to carry over a BOINC host id to a new PC, but from the descriptions of some hosts that have a "Creation time" 10 years+ ago, some could very well be vintage 2005 PCs (Pentium 4s, a VIA C7 and the like).

Cheers
HB

Maybe you could do a creation date versus run time comparison, those OLD pc's can't be finishing units very fast anymore. Heck they weren't even fast back then!


My host 831490 shows a creation date here of 1 January 2007 (slightly earlier at SETI, where I did some speed testing before going multi-project for the New Year). That's a genuine date, although the machine has gone through two in-situ OS upgrades since then - from XP to Vista, and then on to Win7. The BOINC installation wasn't touched in any way during those two upgrades.

Mind you, the run times have fallen a lot since I replaced the original pre-CUDA graphics card with a GTX 470 retrieved from another machine I was upgrading...

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Hmm. I've got a host with

Hmm. I've got a host with creation date 9th Sep 2006 (a few days after I joined E@H), dual Pentium III (Coppermine). It might still work...

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RE: Maybe you could do a

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Maybe you could do a creation date versus run time comparison, those OLD pc's can't be finishing units very fast anymore. Heck they weren't even fast back then!


No that won't help. But the CPU type description field is pretty specific, so for each active host with creation date 10years + in the past (we are talking about perhaps 20 hosts or so), you can tell whether that particular CPU was released before 19th Feb 2005 or not. For those released before 19th Feb 2005, it's still possible that the owner upgraded to this particular box only after 19th Feb 2005, so there's no way of telling (except perhaps digging into very old logs ;-) which host is here since 10 years or more.

HBE

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Yeah I have a couple that

Yeah I have a couple that have been running here 24/7 for 5 years but each time I do a re-install of the OS it changes the date they started when you check the *Details* for each host.........which is why mine all seem to have just started a couple months ago yet they have as many as 40 million credits here.

But when I started here over 10 years ago my original hosts were single cores that I see are still on my list of hosts over at LHC

This is the only project where I have used the GPU cards.

http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/hosts_user.php?sort=rpc_time&rev=0&show_all=1&userid=3123

 

enginerd
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congratulations! to the

congratulations! to the project team for creating and maintaining this most excellent of distributed science projects.

your involvement with the community is a major factor contributing to the success of the project. and, well, the really cool science of course.

happy cruncher since 9 feb 2005..!

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I just looked at my account

I just looked at my account page after seeing this thread... and realised I passed the 10 year mark last week: Join date of 2005-02-25.


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Congratulations! HB

Congratulations!

HB

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