archive: Re: [ASTRO] SETI PC participation query

Re: [ASTRO] SETI PC participation query

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 08:21:03 -0500

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>Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 12:30:39 -0500
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>At 10:07 AM 12/17/98 EST, JGould2204@aol.com wrote:
>>Hi All
>>Before we leave the topic, does anyone know what's happening with the SETI
>>project I read about somewhere, that intended to use PCs around the world to
>>sift through incoming signal data? I read that participants would be sent
>>software and data on request (probably on cd). The idea being that many PCs
>>make light work. Is it still alive, or has funding or some other reason
>killed
>>it?
>>TIA
>>John (in Wales UK, where we already pay per minute charges for internet
>access
>>(:-(
>>
>>
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> Yes, I enclose the note I got when I joined up, with Jega....
>
> :)
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>Fwd:
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>Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 13:39:14 -0800 (PST)
>From: "SETI@home" <setiathome@ssl.Berkeley.EDU>
>To: cvarc@earthlink.com
>Subject: SETI@home Project Update
>
>Dear SETI@home volunteer:
>
>Thank you for signing up for SETI@home. We're on schedule to
>distribute the SETI@home screensaver program in April 1999, and
>we'll send you another email when that happens.
>
>On October 30 we began recording data at the world's largest
>radio telescope, located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Preliminary
>versions of the screensaver program and the data distribution
>system have been completed. On November 20 we will begin
>testing the system with a group of 100 users analyzing real data
>(sorry - no more volunteers needed). Over the next few months
>we will complete the testing, making sure the system will handle
>large numbers of users.
>
>We are pleased to thank SETI@home's sponsors and technology
>partners: the Planetary Society (a 100,000 member organization
>founded by Carl Sagan), Paramount Studios (in conjunction with
>their new movie, Star Trek IX: Insurrection), Sun Microsystems,
>EDT, Fuji Film Computer Products, Informix, and individual donors
>like you. The screen saver will be free for everyone, but if
>you can consider making a tax-deductible donation to SETI@home,
>please visit http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/donor.html.
>We also invite you to become a member of The Planetary Society.
>You can visit their site at http://www.planetary.org.
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>For further SETI@home information and news, please see
>http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu.
>
>Thank you again for offering to participate in SETI@home. Our
>work is enhanced and inspired by the enthusiasm of thoughtful,
>adventurous, and generous people like you.
>
>If you wish to remove your name from the SETI@home email list,
>please send an empty email message to this address with subject
>header "remove".
>
>Best wishes,
>
>The SETI@home project
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