SETI@Home – 2004

Doofus does 500!

Doofus completed 500 SETI@Home work units on 6 October 2004.  And, as of 26 October 2004, Doofus completed 528 “Classic” work units.  He will no longer process “Classic” work units as he has transitioned to the new system which uses BOINC.

SETI@Home - 500 Work Unit

Doofus does 250!

Doofus completed 250 work units on 5 May 2004.  Since he’s been upgraded to a 500 Mhz Pentium III, he’s completing two work units per day.  Prior to the upgrade, it took him two days to complete a work unit!

SETI@Home - 250 Work Units

Doofus does 100!

Doofus completed 100 work units on 13 October 2003.  Which is a real accomplishment, considering he is a 1997 vintage 200 Mhz Pentium MMX!  Doofus started processing work units on 13 March 2003, so guess he will hit 200 work units around May 2004.

SETI@Home - 100 Work Units


To date contributions to the SETI(at)Home project exceeds 6,000,000 BOINC Cobblestones.  We are in the top five percent average contributors.

Seti LogoServers here on’s intranet have been contributing spare CPU cycles to the SETI@Home Project since March 2003.  Since then one or more servers have been faithfully processing signal analysis tasks 24 x 7.  Who knows, maybe one of these days we will be assigned a task that decodes to “ET Phone Home.”

We’ve contributed Quintillions of Floating Point Operations to the SETI@Home Project over the years:

The first server to contribute spare CPU cycles was Doofus, a Linux server hosted on a Dell Dimension XPS T500 that had been online 24 x 7 since April 1999.  Doofus finally retired in June of 2014.

In July 2009, another Linux server (Piggy) joined Doofus in contributing spare CPU cycles to the project.  In 2011, Piggy retired due to health problems after 10 years of service.

Roadie, a 2003 vintage Linux laptop contributed spare CPU cycles to the project for 11 years.  His offspring Roadie 2, a Win 8.1 laptop, contributed spare CPU cycles starting in June 2014.

Roadie retired in January 2015.  In August 2015 his offspring Roadie2 was upgraded to Win 10, and renamed Roadie in the process.  He carries the full load on a 24 x 7 basis when not on the occasional road trip.

Update, 07 January 2016 – Roadie has acquired help in his quest to find ET.  Yunzer, a Linux Server here at is now contributing spare CPU cycles 24×7 to the project.

Update, 31 March 2016 – Piggy has been reincarnated as a Win 10 Pro desktop cobbled together from spare parts and is now contributing spare CPU cycles.

Update, 18 June 2016 – KitchenPC, a Linux Laptop is now contributing spare CPU cycles to the project.

Update, 13 October 2017 – Yet another Linux box is now contributing spare CPU cycles to the project.  Toby, a vintage 2011 Dell Optiplex GX520 desktop running Lubuntu is now online 24×7.