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It's official. We rock!

Discussion in 'GD Archive' started by Berserker, 14 Jan 2006.

  1. Berserker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 4 Nov 2002

    Posts: 15,442

    Location: West Berkshire

    After six and a half years, SETI@home Classic closed down it's servers for the last time on 22nd December 2005. Over the years, many past and present members of the OcUK forums participated in the project. While we didn't find any little green men, as of right now, one thing is for certain.

    We are Number One

    Yes, that's right, OcUK achieved the number one ranking in the world, across all teams - including big international teams and even big corporates such as Microsoft, Intel, IBM, HP and Sun.

    We thought we'd lost out when closing day arrived, but some subsequent early spring cleaning has weeded out a few bad apples and a few more mistakes caused by whatever reason, and we have ended up moving up to number one in the world. :cool:

    For all those who participated over the years, both past and present, please accept a very big

    Thank You

    on behalf of the team for all your efforts. We couldn't have done this without each and every one of you. [​IMG]

    Now for the bad news - compared to a few years ago, our DC team is a little thin on the ground, and we really need new members. I appreciate that not everyone has a desire to go hunting for little green men, but that's not all we do. So, if you have an interest in medical research, climate research, animation (rendering), particle physics, or even finding those pesky green men, then come join us :)
  2. Otacon


    Joined: 10 Jan 2004

    Posts: 21,923

    Location: All over

    Great news :cool:
  3. TriedandTested


    Joined: 11 Jul 2004

    Posts: 15,398

    Location: Neptune

    Wow, that's VERY impressive!! Good work people.
  4. Takhisis

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,887

    Location: Portsmouth, UK

    Exellent :)
  5. Matblack


    Joined: 23 Jan 2004

    Posts: 15,628

    Location: On my Boat, Drinking

    Fantastic news :)

    I've recently been leaving my main rig on 24/7 so I'll venture into DC and start number crunching for the cause :)

    Congrats everyone!

  6. JohnnyG

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 19 Nov 2002

    Posts: 18,963

    Location: Over land and sea.

    Don't know much about SETI to he honest, but anyone who beats Germans is cool with me:)
  7. taliesyn


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,141

    Location: North Wales

    Good stuff. Had a look at the team listing, and there's some blasts from the pasts there :)

    Glad to see I'm still in the top 100 :p
  8. Messiah Khan


    Joined: 1 Sep 2005

    Posts: 10,000

    Location: Scottish Highlands

    Woho! Excellent work everyone. I'd like to think that my small contribution near the end tipped us into 1st place :D
  9. NathanE


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,022

    Location: London & Singapore

    Impressive considering you've only got a couple thousand members and are beating the Germany group with almost 12,000 members!
  10. >:|sh4d0w|:<


    Joined: 21 Feb 2004

    Posts: 2,911

    That is absolutely amazing, number 1 in the whole world, and nwith so few members, well done to those dedicated crunchers.
  11. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,192

    Location: In a house

    YAY!!! Fantastic, well done to all of you. :cool:
  12. Velocity219e


    Joined: 21 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,408

    Location: Lincolnshire

    just looking at those stats it is quite impressive, congrats to you all, I can't remember if I ever signed up to the OcUK seti team when I was running it :/
  13. Serj


    Joined: 18 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,581

    Location: Bournemouth

    Thats truly amazing, lot's of corporates in there too like Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard. Well done guys!
  14. seaviewuk


    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,312

    Location: Brighton

  15. bitboy

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 962

    Wow, very impressive:)
  16. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 42,294

    Location: /* */

  17. Broon


    Joined: 16 Oct 2005

    Posts: 360

    Location: Edinburgh

    Nice one, :D let me buy you all a drink.
  18. Andelusion


    Joined: 1 Oct 2003

    Posts: 14,332

    Location: Huddersfield

    I don't really understand SETI but it all looks very impressive :D

    And we beat the Gerries! :)
  19. Admiral Huddy


    Joined: 17 Feb 2003

    Posts: 29,509

    Location: Chelmsford & Broadgate

    Well done all and CONGRATULATIONS!!

    I've just joined the F@H team last week.
  20. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

    Posts: 16,312

    Location: Plymouth


    One thing though. Don't mention the war!