What is SETI@home?

SETI@home is a scientific experiment, based at UC Berkeley, 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.

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User profile Profile Michael Jeffries
I'm from Cleveland OH and I've been involved in this progran since I've got a new IBM NetVista computer. I work at a library


SETI@home volunteer parent and child in SF Bay area wanted for TV interview.
We have been approached by the producer of a Japanese television documentary about SETI which will feature SETI@home. They are hoping to interview some SETI@home volunteers in early February in the bay area. If possible they would like to interview a parent and young child who are both excited about science and SETI. If that describes you and you are willing to be interviewed, please contact me either by private message or by email ( korpela at ssl.berkeley.edu ).
19 Jan 2017, 21:31:10 UTC · Discuss

New SETI@home donation project on Bitcoin Utopia
We've started a new mining effort on Bitcoin Utopia. If you've got mining equipment and want to help out, please join the effort.

The ~5 bitcoins that were donated last year went primarily to buying replacement hard drives. With the number of drives we have running we lose quite a few over the course of a year. It was nice not to need to dip into cash to replace them.
7 Jan 2017, 0:35:08 UTC · Discuss

Problems with centurion
We're having some problems with centurion, the computer holds the Breakthrough Listen data and does our Breakthrough Listen splitting. Correction will probably require an OS upgrade.

Because of this GBT data will be scarce over the weekend.
6 Jan 2017, 20:25:26 UTC · Discuss

New Nebula blog
A new blog documents the progress and status of Nebula, the SETI@home back end.
2 Dec 2016, 8:12:59 UTC · Discuss

Web site upgrade
We changed the SETI@home web site to use Twitter Bootstrap, a CSS toolkit. This makes the site usable on small displays, and lets us use color schemes developed by other people (this one is called Darkly).
25 Nov 2016, 21:43:52 UTC · Discuss

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SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.