20 years and counting!

SETI@home and SETI BETA - project now closed, maybe for good :-(
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20 years and counting!

Post by UBT - Timbo » Sun May 19, 2019 1:51 am

From Eric Korpela:
Happy Anniversary! On this date {17th May 1999} in 1999, SETI@home came online. Since then millions of our volunteers have helped us sift through petabytes of data from multiple radio telescopes. ET still hasn't shown up to the party.

We're not discouraged. We're able to examine less than a tenth of a percent of the radio spectrum, over only 1/3 of the sky and a limited number of additional stars. But our capabilities are increasing every day. In 1999 it took up to a week to process a single workunit on a home PC. Now, on a machine with a GPU, it might only take a few minutes to do a far more detailed and more sensitive analysis. Who knows what the next 20 years will bring?
My, doesn't time fly.

My official join date is actually 3rd April 1999 - the same date as Eric Korpela...but there is a reason for this...which one day I might tell people. ;-)

But for now, officially, I am one of the few still active members who've had an account with SETI@home for the longest period.


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Re: 20 years and counting!

Post by Jeffers » Sun May 19, 2019 9:17 am

I can't match that, but I have been a member for over 16 years, joined on 31st March 2003....

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Re: 20 years and counting!

Post by UBT - PennyQ » Tue May 21, 2019 5:53 pm

8th May 2002 for me. Ran SETI on the first PC I ever bought (which was a reasonably high spec Dell at the time!)
The impossible we do today; miracles take a little longer


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