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Josso
I was wondering who runs it?

Join my team if you run it! Razz:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/team_display.php?teamid=129050


For those of you who are in the dark about this...
Quote:
What is SETI@home?
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.


http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/


I've recently gone back to it (although I think my family used to run it years ago). Just setup my team and quite enthusiastic about it actually. Let me know on your thoughts about SETI!
otiscom
I think it would be better if we pooled our pc power to find cures for cancer and other diseases.
If the Seti project found anything (regarding how long it's been running),
It would be to far away to communicate, go there or anything else. So whats the point.

People are dying NOW so lets explore here!
ocalhoun
^Only, the reason we haven't cured all the world diseases is not from a lack of computing power.
DoctorBeaver
I run Folding At Home. It's a distributed system similar to SETI At Home but it's all about protein folding. And yes, ultimately it could help find a cure for cancer.
ocalhoun
^Do they give you the source code for that? I could definitely use it for a similar project.
(Didn't realize that existed.)
sabe
I did not know you really still existed. I thought that the program died a couple of years ago.

I was at a meeting where you were meeting and a bunch of us donated some $$ for "flags" to bring to show in class and we never got the flags? By the way our checks were not cashed either... good thing.

Are you working at all? Or have you gone underground. I don't think that the Universities are supporting you any more. Are they?



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deneb.star
The best thing to do is to download BOINC.

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php

This soft will help you share your idle time between the search for grey men intelligence and cure fo cancer or protein shape. Personnally I chose the climate change prediction project which I consider of the most dire importance but that is just a personnal choice Surprised)
arkebuzer
Josso wrote:
I was wondering who runs it?

Join my team if you run it! Razz:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/team_display.php?teamid=129050


For those of you who are in the dark about this...
Quote:
What is SETI@home?
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.


http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/


I've recently gone back to it (although I think my family used to run it years ago). Just setup my team and quite enthusiastic about it actually. Let me know on your thoughts about SETI!


I did participate before when I had internet connection in my dorm room. I just started the program each night before going to bed, and let it run. I think it΄s a great idea... but I would not do it if I personally had to pay the electric bill Wink
gh0stface
As much as I would love to find out if aliens are out there, like someone above stated, Folding@Home seems to be a more better choice in the long run.

The link to Folding@Home is http://folding.stanford.edu/
pansophia
I've been having problems with SETI@home. It runs multiple instances, and all the instances are using 60k of RAM. I thought it was only supposed to activate when my computer goes on standby. Right now it's sucking RAM and causing RAM-hog apps like Photoshop to freeze and crash.

Is there anything I can do about this? Maybe there's some option I was supposed to set? I don't want to uninstall BOINC if I don't have to.
kucomp
otiscom wrote:
I think it would be better if we pooled our pc power to find cures for cancer and other diseases.
If the Seti project found anything (regarding how long it's been running),
It would be to far away to communicate, go there or anything else. So whats the point.

People are dying NOW so lets explore here!


Yes, I would rather join other projects that deal with finding cures like the Rosetta project (BOINC). A client for the Folding@Home project is being done for the Playstation 3. You can use your Playstation 3 to help the world! Very Happy
Josso
pansophia wrote:
I've been having problems with SETI@home. It runs multiple instances, and all the instances are using 60k of RAM. I thought it was only supposed to activate when my computer goes on standby. Right now it's sucking RAM and causing RAM-hog apps like Photoshop to freeze and crash.

Is there anything I can do about this? Maybe there's some option I was supposed to set? I don't want to uninstall BOINC if I don't have to.


Well the generic settings on SETI are supposed to be like this... (this is how it works for me)

Taskbar = Idle
Minimised = Working
Screensaver = Working

You may need to go into BOINC and click the "activity" tab. Under there both network activity and run should be "based on preferances". If you have any more problems try the SETI@Home forums... they can sort you out.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_index.php


And yes I guess there are more constructive things you can do with your idle CPU time (using BOINC) if you wish but for the sci-fi addicts this is a really great thing to do.
driftingfe3s
I use to run SETI@home on my older computer years ago when I was in jr high when it first came out. I also tried folding at home last year for a bit. I don't do any of them now. Maybe I'll start up folding@home agian.
FaLLeN
Ive been running folding@home for a while now. And like some other people said, id rather find cures for cancer and other diseases then find an alien.

Does frihost have a team for FAH? someone should make one, although im already in a team Sad If only i had a second PC.
crasso
gh0stface wrote:
As much as I would love to find out if aliens are out there, like someone above stated, Folding@Home seems to be a more better choice in the long run.
The link to Folding@Home is http://folding.stanford.edu/

Yep, I just downloaded and installed this client. I think in the next few decades computer power would grow extremely (quantum computers or something else) and work on a few computers of that type for a few days would be similar in volume like all of the work at Seti@home untill now.

The same is for this Folfing@Home, but people dying because of disease and nobody would die if we don't find out who is out there in the universe. Smile
ahender
ocalhoun wrote:
^Do they give you the source code for that? I could definitely use it for a similar project.
(Didn't realize that existed.)


they give the source on one of there older cores however i don't think they let you see the new ones since they dont want someone sending fake results ack or something. Its on their website somewhere
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