It looks like such a slow machine is going to be all but worthless, but not willing to give up, I stopped [email protected]
and killed everything out of the folder except the app and the core, and ran the configuration again, this time selecting a preferance for GAH, whose work units apparantly don't have deadlines? Maybe it's just the luck of the draw, but this time I've gotten a low value work unit (only 13.9) which this machine MIGHT be able to complete in less than 35 days.
I read where work units are actually NOT assigned based on the speed of the client machine. Certainly my getting a 70.9 point WU assigned to a 200MHz notebook supports this.