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SETI@home Weekly Update

June 16, 2000 - Dan Knight

Because last week's report had to wait until Saturday, due to a lack of updates on the SETI@home site, this week's figures cover a six day period. This week hasn't been much better. What figures I have come from Dave's Stats, since the SETI@home club team page hasn't been updated since Monday.

This week one team joined the Top 25, one moved down a step, and Team Quebec dropped off the list to #26.

Changes are color coded: red text for hot teams that have climbed in the standings, blue for those that have cooled and dropped in the standings.

Team 6100, the slowest part of Team Mac Observer (it's only for unaccelerated Power Mac 6100s) has grown to eight members. We've now completed over 50 units and are averaging 12 units per week.

Key tools in this anaysis are the SETI@home team statistics page, the SETI Checker program (which visually graphs recent weeks for team performance), and Dave's Stats, which cover the whole SETI@home project, as well as the team he's part of, The Knights Who Say Ni!

In the following analysis, data in the second column comes from the SETI statistics page. Information in the third column comes from my analysis and Dave's Stats, which is my source for the average recent work units per day (because the stats have not been updated since Wednesday, we're using Wednesday's averages). Note that this is a volatile figure which can change a fair bit from day to day, especially as members join or leave a team and bring their work units with them.

You can also view weekly reports from April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, and June 10.

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1. Team Art Bell. The undisputed leader among club teams, Lamb Chop should overtake them this summer.

1,039,750 units
12,619 members
3,110 years
avg. 26:07
+12,298 units
+22 members
Avg. 2,698 units per day

2. Team Ars Technica Lamb Chop is gaining on Team Art Bell and should overtake them in August.

964,602 units
2,341 members
1,408 years
avg. 12:46
+22,537 units
+14 members
Avg. 4,648 units per day

3. Team MacAddict is the top Mac team. They lost 28,263 units in a single day, but almost made up for it during the rest of the week.

789,599 units
3,726 members
1,299 years
avg. 14:24
+15,183 units
+23 members
Avg. 3,119 units per day

4. The Knights Who Say Ni! are a long ways behind Team MacAddict and slowly closing the gap.

534,809 units
642 members
763 years
avg. 12:28
+15,850 units
+13 members
Avg. 3,291 units per day

5. The Planetary Society remains in 5th place.

417,767 units
1,152 members
871 years
avg. 18:14
+7,930 units
+12 members
Avg. 1,657 units per day

6. Team Slashdot is still in 6th place.

409,980 units
2,129 members
795 years
avg. 16:59
+4,632 units
+9 members
Avg. 954 units per day

7. SETI.Germany has a pretty firm hold on 7th place for now. They could pass Team Slashdot late this summer.

365,675 units
1,327 members
615 years
avg. 14:43
+7,217 units
+28 members
Avg. 1,512 units per day

8. O'Grady's Go2Mac.com Team is the second highest Mac team and not expected to rise in the standings.

302,972 units
1,213 members
656 years
avg. 16:20
+4,272 units
+1 member
Avg. 878 units per day

9. Canada remains at 9. Dave's stats project them passing O'Grady's team eventually.

269,684 units
957 members
564 years
avg. 18:18
+5,322 units
+2 members
Avg. 1,108 units per day

10. Rounding out the Top 10 is Linux, had one day where they lost over 1,000 work units.

252,765 units
448 members
427 years
avg. 14:32
+4,214 units
+4 members
Avg. 871 units per day

11. SETI@Netherlands, continues plugging away. Dave's stats indicate they could pass the Linux team around September 1.

239,124 units
798 members
404 years
avg. 14 :48
+5,542 units
+1 member
Avg. 1,147 units per day

12. OS/2 Warp is holding steady.

215,041 units
601 users
472 years
avg. 19:12
+3,873 units
no new members
Avg. 809 units per day

13. SETI Switzerland continues solid work, but isn't gaining.

194,961 units
384 members
330 years
avg. 14:32
+3,545 units
+4 members
Avg. 740 units per day

14. Team NIPPON could catch SETI Switzerland in September.

179,557 units
577 members
295 years
avg. 14:23
+2,517 units
+3 members
avg. 750 units per day

15. Team User Friendly retains the slowest average time among the Top 15. Team Mac Observer should catch them in the next week or so.

176,724 units
821 members
390 years
avg. 19:20
+2,818 units
no new members
avg. 585 units per day

16. Team Mac Observer should catch Team User Friendly around June 21.

175,614 units
658 members
301 years
avg. 15:00
+4,311 units
+4 members
Avg. 875 units per day

17. Team Lockergnome remains in 17th place.

164,526 units
1,309 members
420 years
avg. 22:22
+2,441 units
no new members
Avg. 532 units per day

18. FreeBSD had a very solid week with over 5,000 units.

161,654 units
307 members
281 years
avg. 15:12
+5,090 units
no new members
Avg. 399 units per day

19. SETI@Home Poland held on to 19th place and is gaining on FreeBSD.

155,401 units
319 members
271 years
avg. 15:17
+2,560 units
-2 members
Avg. 510 units per day

20. Team BeOS rounds out the Top 20, trailing SETI@Home Poland by over 10,000 units.

148,876 units
659 members
266 years
avg. 15:38
+2,708 units
+6 members
Avg. 546 units per day

Just below the Top 20 we have:

21. Team AnandTech held steady at 21. Expect them to enter the Top 20 in the near future.
135,512 units
327 members
199 years
avg. 12.50
+4,636 units
+8 members
avg. 932 units per day

22. Matrox Users remains at 22 this week. They should eventually enter the Top 20.

131,647 units
468 members
192 years
avg. 12.47
+3,102 units
+7 members
avg. 695 units per day

23. The Amateur Radio Operators also held steady.

130,317 units
302 members
291 years
avg. 19:31
+2,622 units
+3 members
avg. 530 units per day

24. Forum Hardware.FR Team moves from 28 to enter the Top 25. Expect them to keep climbing.

127,937 units
757 members
160 years
avg. 10:54
+7,842 units
+x members
Avg. 1,571 units per day

25. Yahoo SETI Club Team moved back a step.

125,954 units
295 members
244 years
avg. 16:42
+2,856 units
no new members
Avg. 357 units per day

Remember all this is based on a fairly simple mathematical model that is thrown off by significant defections or additions to a team's stats. Dave and I have been corresponding to develop a model that will create more reliable predictions.

That's how the top team standings look this week on the SETI@home club team page. Come back next Friday for another update. (And if you'd like to join a team, I'd like to see you join Team Mac Observer.) LEM

Recent articles about SETI@home

  • Team 6100 Update, 2001.12.20. We've completed over 500 units and donated over 5 years of CPU time to SETI@home since May 2000.
  • Team 6100 @300 units, SETIonMac, 2001.08.14. Team using old Power Macs has passed the 300 unit mark running SETI@home.
  • SETI@home monthly update, 2001.08.01. Sad news - Team Mac Observer has fallen to #26 in the team standings.
  • A look at SETI Checker, 2000.04.25. This freeware program lets you follow your favorite SETI@home teams.


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