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gmcd33
02-04-01, 12:14 AM
I wouldnt think it takes up any. My guess its mostly processor time. Is this true because my friend owns a store and has a 168k dsl line that he uses for credit card authentication. IF it wouldnt interfere with that then I think I can get him to donate 6 or 7 machines to the cause and add them to his switch. They would be pentium 90's. I know there old but 7 of them wouldnt be to bad. I think they have win 95 on them.

-Knine-
02-04-01, 12:33 AM
just has to get the work unit and send the finished work unit takes all of a couple seconds each

BaLa
02-04-01, 01:41 AM
Seti@Home downloads about 500k, prolly the same upload
not sure exactly how much F@H sends and uploads BUT I know it's FAR less then Seti

SeedOfChaos
02-04-01, 08:25 AM
Well, I just happened to have a unit close to completion, so I opened my ZoneAlarm window and closed everything else that might cause webtraffic down.

I came to the result that it had sent close to 1 MB and downloaded just a few kB.

I'd imagine that it's not too much traffic, considering how long the P90's take for a WU.

Cheers,
Ronald