SETI @ home

Discussion in 'Massachusetts' started by DarthIshyZ, Jan 21, 2008.

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  1. DarthIshyZ Force Ghost

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    If you guys are not familiar with this project, maybe you should be. What does your computer do while you're not typing? Probably nothing. Those "spare cycles" are what SETI @ Home (S@H) utilizes. It's called "distributed computing." Basically there's a lot of radio signals from our universe that we've received at the Very Large Array in New Mexico and the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. S@H uses your computers spare cycles to analyze that data to search for extraterrestrial intelligence!

    They're asking for more help these days because Arecibo has just received a new stream. They need new computers to help analyze it. If you're interested, visit the S@H site at http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ to download the software. It's easy to use and may result in us figuring out what that thing in Texas is.

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