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SETI@home Weekly Update

June 26, 2000
Dan Knight

Updates from SETI@home have been few and far between. As of Friday, the most recent update was from Tuesday - not worth comparing with the previous week's stats. The same goes for Saturday. However, the did update the club team stats on Sunday; those are the figures used here.

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 seven members. We've now completed over 65 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! This week, daily averages are taken from his "All Teams" page, since it was updated on Sunday, while his club teams page has not been updated since last Tuesday.

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.

This week's stats are archived. You can also view weekly reports from April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, June 10, and June 16.

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

1,068,503 units
12,642 members
3,169 years
avg. 25:59
+28,753 units
+23 members
Avg. 2,946 units per day

2. Team Ars Technica Lamb Chop continued gaining on Team Art Bell and could overtake them in mid-August.

1,004,071 units
2,354 members
1,455 years
avg. 12:42
+39,469 units
+13 members
Avg. 4,353 units per day

3. Team MacAddict is the top Mac team.

816,167 units
3,751 members
1,336 years
avg. 14:21
+26,568 units
+25 members
Avg. 2,928 units per day

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

563,138 units
659 members
798 years
avg. 12:25
+28,329 units
+17 members
Avg. 3,150 units per day

5. The Planetary Society remains in 5th place.

431,549 units
1,164 members
894 years
avg. 18:08
+13,782 units
+12 members
Avg. 1,517 units per day

6. Team Slashdot is still in 6th place.

418,584 units
2,132 members
808 years
avg. 16:55
+8,604 units
+3 members
Avg. 954 units per day

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

379,053 units
1,390 members
633 years
avg. 14:37
+13,378 units
+63 members
Avg. 1,479 units per day

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

302,972 units
1,211 members
575 years
avg. 16:16
+7,174 units
-2 members
Avg. 779 units per day

9. Canada remains at 9. Dave's stats project them passing O'Grady's team around Labour Day.

279,454 units
970 members
579 years
avg. 18:10
+9,770 units
+13 members
Avg. 1,095 units per day

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

264,764 units
452 members
437 years
avg. 14:28
+11,999 units
+4 members
Avg. 844 units per day

11. SETI@Netherlands, continues plugging away. Dave's stats indicate they could pass the Linux team toward the end of July.

248,944 units
808 members
419 years
avg. 14 :44
+9,820 units
+10 members
Avg. 1,080 units per day

12. OS/2 Warp is holding steady.

222,192 units
601 users
484 years
avg. 19:04
+7,152 units
no new members
Avg. 792 units per day

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

205,088 units
388 members
339 years
avg. 14:28
+10,127 units
+4 members
Avg. 728 units per day

14. Team NIPPON is expected to drop to #15 sometime next week when Team Mac Observer passes them.

186,383 units
656 members
304 years
avg. 14:17
+6,826 units
+79 members
avg. 760 units per day

15. Team Mac Observer passed Team User Friendly on June 20 and should pass Team NIPPON around July 10.

184,044 units
664 members
312 years
avg. 14:51
+8,430 units
+6 members
Avg. 923 units per day

16. Team User Friendly was passed by Team Mac Observer on June 20.

182,131 units
822 members
399 years
avg. 19:12
+5,407 units
+2 members
avg. 598 units per day

17. Team Lockergnome remains in 17th place.

169,095 units
1,307 members
429 years
avg. 22:15
+4,569 units
-2 members
Avg. 511 units per day

18. FreeBSD is losing ground to the Poles.

165,300 units
306 members
286 years
avg. 15:10
+3,646 units
-1 member
Avg. 396 units per day

19. SETI@Home Poland continues gaining on FreeBSD and should pass them mid-July.

159,899 units
320 members
278 years
avg. 15:13
+4,498 units
+1 member
Avg. 495 units per day

20. Team BeOS rounds out the Top 20, trailing SETI@Home Poland by over 6,000 units.

153,494 units
666 members
273 years
avg. 15:34
+4,618 units
+7 members
Avg. 502 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.
144,563 units
330 members
209 years
avg. 12.40
+9,051 units
+3 members
avg. 985 units per day

22. Forum Hardware.FR Team moves from 28 to enter the Top 25. Expect them to move into the Top 20 very soon and keep climbing.

141,833 units
847 members
177 years
avg. 10:54
+13,896 units
+90 members
Avg. 1,550 units per day
23. Matrox Users dropped back one step when passed by the Forum Hardware.FR Team.
137,854 units
468 members
200 years
avg. 12.41
+6,207 units
no new members
avg. 647 units per day
24. The Amateur Radio Operators also dropped back a step.
134,806 units
307 members
299 years
avg. 19:25
+4,489 units
+5 members
avg. 497 units per day

25. Yahoo SETI Club Team remains at #25 but may soon fall off the Top 25 list.

130,780 units
297 members
248 years
avg. 16:38
+4,826 units
+2 members
Avg. 354 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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