Saturday, August 07, 2004

Seti@Home Seminar Video Available


If you're a participant or merely curious about Seti@home, you might be interested in a video newly available for download (31MB .wmv file). It is a half-hour seminar given by Dr. David Anderson, Project Director of Seti@Home and developer of the BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) software intended to replace the client. BOINC allows the user the option to divide his spare compute cycles among different distributed computing projects, including SETI, Climate Prediction, and others. If you're not familiar with Seti@Home, this is a terrific way for the interested home amateur to participate in important science projects that require an otherwise-unavailable amount of number-crunching computer power. Running the Seti@Home or the BOINC client does not interfere with the performance of your home computer. They run when your computer is idle. If you just leave your computer on all the time, it can look for ET while you're at work during the day or asleep overnight.

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