That may remain a rumor for a while yet, unfortunately, since the "easy" pools of computers I can use at the University mostly don't have Python installed -- how silly is that? -- and I don't have admin access to install it.calcyman wrote:In other Catagolue news, we now have a pie chart to display which contributors have submitted the most objects... I've heard rumours (or should that be 'rumors', since this is happening in the US?) that Dave Greene might be procuring large amounts of computing power reasonably soon, so it would be interesting to see how the b3s23/C1 pie chart changes over time.
I might be able to get access to the University's high-performance clusters temporarily, and they do have Python installed and would be able to skew those pie-chart stats very quickly indeed. But that may not work out either.
Meanwhile, what I've done so far has been a mere 8-CPU effort, spread across three computers in my office that are seriously overpowered for the work they generally do. Surely someone reading this has more multicore computers that within reach, that are similarly underused? If I set apgsearch running on three CPUs on a quad-core machine, there's generally not even a noticeable performance hit.
Surprisingly, after all this search activity, the the highest still-life bit count is still only 32. Statistically speaking, something bigger ought to be showing up any time now...!