Doofus does Seti@Home

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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 has been online 24 x 7 since April 1999.  Doofus no longer contributes CPU cycles, but is still busy doing his 24 x 7 thing.

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 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 of 03 March 2014, computers here at have contributed over 409,000 BOINC Cobblestones to the SETI(at)Home project. SETI@Home -- 409K Cobblestones