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Message 63816 - Posted: 21 Jul 2015, 4:35:14 UTC

I just started the MilkyWay project and it's awesome! I also run the SETI project, and that screen saver runs in the background. I would like to also run the MW screen saver, but it does not run, even though I am processing both. I'd like to have the two screen savers alternate between themselves if that's possible.
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Message 63822 - Posted: 21 Jul 2015, 18:51:53 UTC - in response to Message 63816.

I just started the MilkyWay project and it's awesome! I also run the SETI project, and that screen saver runs in the background. I would like to also run the MW screen saver, but it does not run, even though I am processing both. I'd like to have the two screen savers alternate between themselves if that's possible.
Thanks for the help.

There is no Milky Way screen Saver. That would require computing power the project would rather use for science rather than for show.

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Message 63823 - Posted: 21 Jul 2015, 23:59:17 UTC - in response to Message 63822.

Sounds reasonable.

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Message 64093 - Posted: 13 Nov 2015, 10:38:26 UTC
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We shall continue watching "This computer is participating in..." while it's running then... That's also using computing power that could be used for science.

Not saying anything about Elite: Dangerous or other graphics intensive steam games then.

Imagine the power that would be available if there was a screensaver for the SETISaver guys to watch while they also donate their CPU/GPU power. There are plenty in the crowd of "It has a screensaver so I don't mind donating CPU power but if there's nothing in it for me, I'm not interested"...

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Message 64095 - Posted: 13 Nov 2015, 13:54:52 UTC - in response to Message 64093.

We shall continue watching "This computer is participating in..." while it's running then... That's also using computing power that could be used for science.

Not saying anything about Elite: Dangerous or other graphics intensive steam games then.

Imagine the power that would be available if there was a screensaver for the SETISaver guys to watch while they also donate their CPU/GPU power. There are plenty in the crowd of "It has a screensaver so I don't mind donating CPU power but if there's nothing in it for me, I'm not interested"...


Alot of people do not run a screensaver when crunching as it takes resources away from crunching, if it's displaying pretty pictures it's not crunching as hard as it could be. But some projects have screensavers for those that like them, me I just turn the screen off using the power button when I walk away from it. My laptop is set to keep running but the screen goes blank when I close the lid.


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