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Matthew Burroughs

Posts 59
26 Mar 2018 18:49


Would SETI be possible on the Vampire?

Been running it for years on my PC, just chugs along in the background until i launch a game.

 


Edgar Fink

Posts 15
26 Mar 2018 20:28


You would need something like EXTERNAL LINK setup beforehand or setup a cross-compiler environment.

This is the current porting page:
EXTERNAL LINK 
I'll try to see if I can get it to build (chances are slim), considering the dependencies for the BOINC client.

See here:
EXTERNAL LINK 
And here:
EXTERNAL LINK 
(sorry about my incessant editing)
 


Matthew Burroughs

Posts 59
26 Mar 2018 22:02


Every other computer platform has SETI, would be cool when the Amiga could join.

Evan if it took a while.


Eric Gus

Posts 404
27 Mar 2018 07:38


Matthew Burroughs wrote:

  Evan if it took a while.

As I understand what sort of math its doing .. yes it would..


Matthew Burroughs

Posts 59
27 Mar 2018 19:52


Ah yes, i suppose my statement would be taken either way regarding what SETI are up to.

Would be cool though, Alien life confirmed on an Amiga.


Renaud Schweingruber
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 330
28 Mar 2018 18:18


.oO(still wonder why would someone run seti on amiga lol)


Roy Gillotti

Posts 417
28 Mar 2018 19:11


Renaud Schweingruber wrote:

  .oO(still wonder why would someone run seti on amiga lol)
 

  In the late 90's at work we ran Seti on all the OS/2 machines... so why not Amiga?


Mallagan Bellator

Posts 381
29 Mar 2018 17:36


But why? I bet they already have what they need in the form of computers on the SETI program


Roy Gillotti

Posts 417
29 Mar 2018 18:11


Mallagan Bellator wrote:

  But why? I bet they already have what they need in the form of computers on the SETI program
 

Does anyone really need a rational reason?


Matthew Burroughs

Posts 59
30 Mar 2018 19:06


Seti is is modern software that all modern computers can run.

Need i say more?


Roy Gillotti

Posts 417
31 Mar 2018 01:02


Matthew Burroughs wrote:

  Seti is is modern software that all modern computers can run.
   
    Need i say more?
 

  It came out in 1999, it was often ran on early pentium models, it ran on Win95,OS/2 and Linux machines with 16MB of ram...
 
  But still why not? If someone wants to and it could be done, I don't see a reason why it shouldn't happen. Hell we're running Classic Amigas in 2018 and Seti is all the suddenly the line of absurdity?


Mallagan Bellator

Posts 381
31 Mar 2018 11:54


Itís weird, yes... what, youíre gonna contact alien inteligence? Do you have an antenna?

Come on now, thereís a huge difference to retro gaming and the love for a classic system by those who grew up with it (and thereís a lot of us)

Running SETI would need you more than just the software, and if you have a vampire, knock yourself out. Try to port it if you feel like it


Roy Gillotti

Posts 417
31 Mar 2018 14:03


Mallagan Bellator wrote:

    Itís weird, yes... what, youíre gonna contact alien inteligence? Do you have an antenna?
   
    Come on now, thereís a huge difference to retro gaming and the love for a classic system by those who grew up with it (and thereís a lot of us)
   
    Running SETI would need you more than just the software, and if you have a vampire, knock yourself out. Try to port it if you feel like it
   
I don't feel the need to run seti at all honestly, it's just your comments are not constructive and just stifling someone's effort to run something different than what was originally intended on the Amiga.. much like mpeg video, web browsers and everything else we're running on these classic Amigas that we couldn't before thanks to the Vampire.
   


Przemyslaw Tkaczyk

Posts 142
01 Apr 2018 16:41


It's SETI@Home to be precise. No, you don't need an antenna and you do not contact aliens from your home computer ;) You download some radio telescope data to analyze and then upload it back to the project HQ. Same as you can do with helping "fold" some "proteins" by running a small client software on your home computer to help progress on the cancer and Ebola cure. TBH it makes me a little bit sad to hear this slightly ignorant tone on your part, Mr Mallagan...
 
  EXTERNAL LINK 
  EXTERNAL LINK 
 


Steve Ferrell

Posts 393
01 Apr 2018 17:59


Przemyslaw Tkaczyk wrote:

It's SETI@Home to be precise. No, you don't need an antenna and you do not contact aliens from your home computer ;) You download some radio telescope data to analyze and then upload it back to the project HQ. Same as you can do with helping "fold" some "proteins" by running a small client software on your home computer to help progress on the cancer and Ebola cure. TBH it makes me a little bit sad to hear this slightly ignorant tone on your part, Mr Mallagan...
 
  EXTERNAL LINK 
  EXTERNAL LINK   
 

Running SETI@Home on an Amiga is about as practical as setting up a 3D render farm built out of Commodore 64's.  It would be an absurd waste of time.


Roy Gillotti

Posts 417
01 Apr 2018 19:43


Steve Ferrell wrote:

  Running SETI@Home on an Amiga is about as practical as setting up a 3D render farm built out of Commodore 64's.  It would be an absurd waste of time.


Except performance wise the vampire isn't too much different than the hardware seti@home was originally designed for.


Steve Ferrell

Posts 393
02 Apr 2018 04:22


Roy Gillotti wrote:

 
Steve Ferrell wrote:

 
    Running SETI@Home on an Amiga is about as practical as setting up a 3D render farm built out of Commodore 64's.  It would be an absurd waste of time.
 

  Except performance wise the vampire isn't too much different than the hardware seti@home was originally designed for.
 

 
Yes, and the Vampire performs like a system from 20 years ago, so my statement still stands and it would be just as absurd a waste of time to run SETI@Home today on an i486 PC running Windows 98 using period binaries.  In case you haven't noticed, the SETI project has moved on to more advanced code that uses CUDA and massive parallelism....all to avoid absurd wastes of time.  But if you're into wasting time and electricity, then knock yourself out and drag your 20+ year old system out of the closet and have a blast (if you can even find SETI binaries that old)....or set up that 3D render farm you've always wanted with the 1,000 Commodore 64's you have stashed in your basement.
 


Roger Andre Lassen

Posts 110
02 Apr 2018 08:27


Hey Steve Ferrell: Why do YOU care what use their Amigas for ?? Stop bitching and leave people be.


Steve Ferrell

Posts 393
02 Apr 2018 09:09


Roger Andre Lassen wrote:

  Hey Steve Ferrell: Why do YOU care what use their Amigas for ?? Stop bitching and leave people be.
 

 
My, my, my, I bet your mother would be real proud of your language.
 
What makes you think I care what people do with their Amigas?  I honestly don't care, but I do refuse to accept the idea of running SETI binaries from 20+ years ago on a system that performs like it's 1998 is a good idea.  Based on your lack of vocabulary and most likely a lack of education as well, you must think it's a great idea.  All I can say is that you should seek higher education and an expanded vocabulary....before your mother takes a switch to your backside.
 
Now run along and do your best to insult someone else online with your amazing vocabulary....I'm not impressed....yawn....
   


Mo Retro

Posts 239
02 Apr 2018 09:27


Guys, guys don't be that rude to each other.
  In the end we're only Amiga loving users.
 
  I understand Steve Ferell's point but on the other hand if someone like Matthew would like to expiriment and see what his upgraded Amiga can handle, Just let it be.
   
  We're not a homogeneous Amiga user group, each his thing :)
 
  Just for the sake of knowledge, it could be interesting to see what a Seti setup for the Amiga would compare to the PC's back then and now :)
 
  Remember think in the innovating and border moving spirit of the Amiga and it's founders :)
 
  Peace in the galaxy and may the Amiga force be with you all :)

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