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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 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, has been contributing spare CPU cycles since June 2014.

Top 25% SETI@Home Average CreditRoadie 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.

As of 5 October 2015, has contributed over 1,091,775 BOINC Cobblestones to the SETI(at)Home project. SETI@Home -- 508K Cobblestones