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[email protected] is about to shut down after 21 years of operation

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SETI@home is about to shut down after 21 years of operation

[email protected] is about to shut down after 21 years of operation

The scientists of the Berkeley SETI Research Center have announced that the [email protected] project is coming to a close, ending the group's distributed computing efforts. 

[email protected] is a project where volunteers can donate their computing resources to analysing radio data from sources like the Arecibo radio telescope and the Green Bank Telescope, with the hope of finding Signs of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). 

The researchers over at Berkeley have concluded that their project has reached the "point of diminishing returns". Right now, the project has all of the data it needs, and the [email protected] team must refocus its efforts on back-end analysis of the information they have. This data will become the focus of future scientific papers. 

On March 31st, the [email protected] team will stop distributing new work for its volunteers. After [email protected]'s distributed computing efforts end, the team behind the project recommends that their contributors move to other BOINC-based distributed computing projects. [email protected] contributors should also consider distributed computing projects like [email protected], which is dedicated to disease research. 

[email protected] has been operating since 1999 and has an active community of contributors across the globe. For now, the [email protected] website and message boards will remain active, but at this time it is unknown if the [email protected] project will ever be continued with a focus on new areas of cosmology research. For now, [email protected] is in "hibernation", but without any future plans, the distributed computing project is finished in a practical sense. 
 

SETI@home is about to shut down after 21 years of operation  


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05-03-2020, 08:47:54

Dicehunter
Odd that with the recent discovery of various radio waves and bursts being found coming from very far away from us that they should shut this down, Surely having this distributed program would be very useful.Quote

05-03-2020, 08:49:28

Greenback
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Odd that with the recent discovery of various radio waves and bursts being found coming from very far away from us that they should shut this down, Surely having this distributed program would be very useful.
They've found aliens and don't want us plebs knowingQuote

05-03-2020, 08:59:01

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
They've found aliens and don't want us plebs knowing

Wouldn't put it passed them XDQuote
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