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 12/19/2005 08:20 PM
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well i know there are two main programs like this, F&H and SETI. i really only know the basics of SETI, which is that your helping to find ET life. im nto really sure how this works tho. is it easier on the PC?

personally i believe that finding cures to diseases and cancer are more important then what SETI seems to be for, however, if it is easier on the PC then F&H, i have a few PC's that dont really do well in folding. i figured SETI is better then nothing...

how does it work? does AMD have a team for it? how many of you do it? how much does is stress the PC?

thanks

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 12/19/2005 08:48 PM
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Did it for a year and a half. When I "retired", I was in the top .5% in the world. Never found ET. Decided that life sciences research was a much better cause.

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 12/20/2005 02:44 PM
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The basic idea behind SETI is to search an area of the sky for radio signals that are in some way "organized" and don't come from Earth. One reason why a DC project was needed is that this obviously involves a huge amount of signals. Also, many signals that come from so far away are going to be very weak once they get here. The methods required to separate these weak signals from the normal background noise involve a huge amount of computation which is the other main reason why so much crunch power is needed to do the job. It's not any harder or easier on your PC, it's just a different way to use up spare resources. Personally I perfer folding also since there already have been usable results from the folding project, and there's no doubt going to be more in the future.

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 12/20/2005 02:57 PM
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They now use BOINC, old SETI is dead....

Very similar to F@H
http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/' ">http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/

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 12/20/2005 05:11 PM
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Well actually SETI is now one of the many projects powered by BOINC - www.boinc.berkeley.edu . You can choose other projects if you like.

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 12/20/2005 06:31 PM
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heh ok...so the main answer is just stay with folding then? alrite thanks.. /smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' />

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