SETI@Home

To date hrpr.com contributions to the SETI(at)Home project exceeds 13,000,000 BOINC Cobblestones.

Seti LogoServers here on hrpr.com’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:

hrpr.com SETI@Home Clients – March 2020

A history of computers that have contributed CPU cycles over the years we have participated in SETI@Home:

  • 13 March 2003 – 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.
  • July 2009 – Another Linux server (Piggy) joined Doofus in contributing spare CPU cycles to the project.
  • 2011 – Piggy retired due to health problems after 10 years of service at hrpr.com.
  • 2011 – Roadie, a 2003 vintage Linux laptop began contributing spare CPU cycles to the project
  • June 2014 – Roadie2, a Win 8.1 laptop, contributed spare CPU cycles starting in June 2014.
  • January 2015 – Roadie retired after a total of 11 years faithful service here at hrpr.com.
  • August 2015 – 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.
  • 07 January 2016 – Roadie has acquired help in his quest to find ET.  Yunzer, a Linux Server here at hrpr.com is now contributing spare CPU cycles 24×7 to the project.
  • 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.
  • 18 June 2016 – KitchenPC, a Linux Laptop is now contributing spare CPU cycles to the project.
  • 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 Linux Mint.
  • 21 June 2018 – Toby has retired. He is no longer contributing spare CPU cycles to the project.
  • 05 September 2018 – Yunzer has retired. He is no longer contributing spare CPU cycles to the project.
  • 12 February 2020 – Cosmo, a Win 10 Pro mini-desktop has joined the crowd and is now contributing spare CPU cycles to the project.
  • 31 March 2020 – Many CPU cycles here at hrpr.com will be collecting unemployment.