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you like to help scientists in their
search for extraterrestrial intelligence?
ever run a screen saver on your PC?
like FREE software?
answered "Yes" to the questions
above, please read on...
have a reasonably fast PC (Pentium
recommended) and occasionally leave it
idle running one of those colorful, yet
unproductive screen savers, you can
replace that screen saver (temporarily)
with the SETI@Home screen saver and do
some serious scientific number crunching
for an out of this world cause!
SETI@Home screen saver will put your
computer's idle time to good use
analyzing RF signal data that has been
collected from the far reaches of the
galaxy and beyond by the world's largest
radio telescope dish (305 meters - about
3 1/3 football fields - in diameter!) at
Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
downloading a few kilobytes of data from
the the SETI@Home server, the SETI@Home
screen saver will get to work analysing
the data, looking for unusually powerful
and/or non-random, non-noise signals -
signals that could have been sent by an
intelligent (hopefully friendly) alien
civilization! As with other screen
savers, you control when and for how long
the SETI@Home screen saver runs.
using the SETI@Home screen saver, you and
your PC will be participating in an
exciting, first of its kind experiment
that will harness the computing
capabilities of hundreds of thousands of
computers with Internet access. All of
these PCs will effectively be working
together, like one big, very fast
supercomputer. This distributed,
massively parallel computing capacity
will surpass the number crunching power
of even some of the most powerful
supercomputers! Analyzing gigabytes of
data, searching for signs of
extraterrestrial intelligence - all made
possible by the Internet and netizens
any of the links below to get started,
and good luck!
SETI@Home home page
FREE SETI@Home software for your PC
software (for Windows) FAQ
overview of SETI and SETI@Home