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Linux servers 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."

The first server to contribute spare CPU cycles was Doofus, 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 doing double duty as a server here at and a client when on the road, is now contributing spare CPU cycles to the project, as is his offspring Roadie 2, a Win 8.1 laptop.  Roadie 2 hs been contributing spare CPU cycle since June 2014.

Roadie retired in January 2015 after 11 years of faithful service.  Roadie 2 now carries the full load on a 24 x 7 basis when not on the occasional road trip.

As of 14 February 2015, has contributed over 733,435 BOINC Cobblestones to the SETI(at)Home project. SETI@Home -- 508K Cobblestones