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MSNBC item on SETI@Home

Larry Klaes ( )
Fri, 21 May 1999 16:11:56 -0400

SETI software reaches new heights

A quarter-million users rack up centuries of computer time

By Alan Boyle


May 21 — SETI@home has mushroomed into
the world’s largest experiment in distributed
computing, just a week after its formal launch.
More than a quarter-million people have
downloaded the software, which sifts through
radio data for messages from alien
civilizations. More than 600 years of computer
time have been racked up in a week, with a
year’s worth contributed by a Michigan Tech

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