SetiQueue is a handy little computer program
-based computers that allows for the caching
Why use this program? First of all, there's the niftyness
factor. SetiQueue comes with a starmap
that shows exactly where the downloaded work units have come from. Secondly, the Berkeley
central Seti@Home server
is often quite crowded and often even down
. The computer(s) running Seti@Home will therefore run out of work units to process much more rarely than before.
And then for the reason I use SetiQueue: My modem
. Since I connect to the net only once a day (on average) from home, it is useful to download
a stack of work units to process during the rest of the uptime
Configuration of SetiQueue is easy. The client
is configured to connect to the SetiQueue program, thinking it is a proxy
. Then, the only communication between Berkeley and your computer(s) is done through SetiQueue. Multiple machines on a local area network
are easily configured to use one SetiQueue server, which quickly adapts to changing work loads by downloading differing numbers of work units.
Using only a tiny amount of processing power
, providing statistics and a graphical representation on processed data SetiQueue is a utility well worth considering.