I recently got around to upgrading (more like replacing) my ancient 600MHz behemoth desktop.
I now have a P4 2.8 GHz w/ 1 GB DDR400 RAM (adding another 512MB in a couple of weeks) and it screams for my needs. One example in performance is SETI. For those that don’t know SETI is an organization that continuously searches for extraterrestial intelligence. And we as home computer users can contribute by having our systems number crunch the raw audio signals from space to find E.T., ALF, or worse.
Previously, my PIII would turn over data on average every 18 hours, running 24/7. Now, data gets churned out every 2-3 hours! We’ll be making contact in no time at this rate.
Any CGTalk members running SETI? Maybe we should form a CGTalk group for SETI?