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What Causes A WU To Complete in 3 Minutes?

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Greg M

Feb 16, 2002
Highlands Ranch, CO
Just had a .897 WU complete in 3 minutes. First time it has happened based on the 97 WU's in my SETIQueue history. Can you SETI pros please enlighten me?


Just Another Retired Moderator
Dec 19, 2000
Lawrenceville, GA
Probably alot of interference. If alot of abnormal spikes are detected the client will just reject the WU and start on another.

Sometimes you get credit for them...sometimes you don't.

Lonely Raven

If you traded with me please leave me Heatware Sen
Feb 2, 2002
Wheaton, IL
I read somewhere that you need a minimum of 10-15 mins
processing time for them to give you credit for it.


Grandfather of Crunchers Senior
Dec 17, 2000
San Diego, CA
To quote Berkeley:

Occasionally, a work unit will contain strong radio interference; these strong interfering signals typically come from satellites and radar from our own civilization. If the interference is very strong, the [email protected] program can not analyze that part of the spectrum, and after trying for a few minutes and detecting thousands of strong signals of earth origin, the program stops early in the processing and gets a new work unit. You will still get credit for the work done.