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SETI Brings Space Exploration to Home Macs

SETI Brings Space Exploration to Home Macs — The SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) project is now offering a Macintosh version of its [email protected] client, an idle-time screen saver application that crunches data collected from the Arecibo radio telescope in 340K "work units" downloaded from SETI’s servers. Faced with an enormous amount of data collected (about 35 GB per day), SETI is hoping that the search for distant communication signals will be speeded by the distributed computing power of thousands of personal computers. The [email protected] client, a 210K download, can be run as a screen saver or stand-alone application and requires a PowerPC-based system with at least System 7.5.5 and 32 MB of RAM. We’ve always looked for intelligence within the Macintosh and Internet worlds; now you can help us search for signs of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe by joining the [email protected] TidBITS team. Just visit the second URL below and sign up so the work your Macs do with the [email protected] client is registered with our team. [JLC]

<http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/>
<http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/cgi? cmd=team_join_form&id=3308>

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