SETI@home

 

****Dont waste CPU Cycles surfing the Net.......get crunching Work Units!!****

Join pOoTers SETI Team: http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/stats/team/team_81016.html

*****You can also check out our teams progress on the above link*****

Here’s the basic scheme behind SETI@home: Radio signals received by Berkeley’s Project Serendip at the world’s biggest telescope dish - the 1,000-foot Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico - are carved into 330-kilobyte “work units” and distributed by a central computer to users over the Internet. The free client software works like a screen-saver, analysing the data in the background or when your computer is otherwise idle.
After a few hours or days of data-crunching, depending on how high-powered your computer is, the results from the work unit are uploaded, then a new work unit is downloaded to start the cycle again.

SETI@HOME, DEVELOPED at the University of California at Berkeley, was officially launched on May 17, 1999 - although beta testers and UNIX users got an early crack at it. Since then, the number of personal computers running the program has rapidly increased. Users from 226 countries and territories around the world have devoted about 280,000 years of computer time to the effort, with as much as a millennium’s worth added every day, organisers say.
 Versions of the program are available for Windows, Mac, various flavours of UNIX, the Be operating system, OS/2 and more.

To find out more and join the search go here: http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/

Other Berkeley Links:

 

http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/sstatus.html

Server Status Page

http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/totals.html

Current Total Statistics

http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/tech_news.html

Technical News Reports

http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/faq.html

Frequently Asked Questions

We would really like one of these for Christmas:

Sun Enterprise 450

But we can’t afford one, so we use:

Pentium III - 800mhz - Windows 2000
Pentium III - 933mhz - Windows 2000
Pentium III - 933mhz - Windows NT Workstation
Pentium 4 - 1400mhz - Windows NT Workstation
Pentium 4 - 2ghz - Windows NT Server
AMD Duron - 800mhz - Windows 2000
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pOoTers SETI Team use Michael D. Ober’s SETI Driver, shag more efficiently than the next man!!

 

 

     pOoTers SETI Team use Roelof J Englebrechts SETI Spy    

 

SETI@home

 

 

 

 

Other Cool SETI links:

Austin Shaggers SETI Team : Best looking SETI team site on the Net???

SETI@home and The Knights Who Say Ni

SkzDaLimit.com SETI Search Group

Team Canada

Carolyn's Clinic : For those of you who have crossed the line........!!

Patch-free-Processing : Don’t hack your client!!

SETI Institute Online : Home of Arecibo, without whom none of this would be possible

SETI Driver : Shag more efficiently than your mates with this cool CLI utility

SETI Spy : See what that pesky CLI is doing, monitor performance and track stats

 

 

Arecibo

 

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