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Own a piece of SETI history.
Help SETI@home and own a piece of SETI@home history! Check out these auctions of SETI@home museum pieces 17 Dec 2014, 22:54:18 UTC · Comment


Astropulse database fix is complete.
Validators and assimilators and splitters are back on. New Astropulse work should be flowing soon. 8 Dec 2014, 18:46:58 UTC · Comment


New Data from AO
The four disks from AO have arrived - about 5TB of data. I have queued them up for pre-processing (radar blanking) so new SETI@Home workunits should be going out soon. 5 Dec 2014, 17:54:33 UTC · Comment


Database Rebuild Status update.
We've now inserted 231,770,000 of the 306,362,193 AstroPulse signals into the database. Over the last week the insert rate has slowly declined from 1.5 million per hour to 870,000 per hour. At that rate we're looking at another 86 hours (+24 for index building), which means Saturday morning (US Pacific time).

On the plus side, Arecibo has four full drives of data that they can send us, so there might be SETI@home work before then if we're really lucky. I'll be posting updates in the Tech News forum through out the week.
2 Dec 2014, 2:22:45 UTC · Comment


Status Update
If you haven't been checking the tech news, here's the current status. We're rebuilding the Astropulse database. The current rate is an anemic 1.5 million rows per hour. There are 220 million rows left to do, which translates to 140 hours. Then I estimate it will take 24 hours to build the one remaining index necessary to create new work. That adds up to a week. I don't really understand why this is so slow. The disk array should easily handle twice that rate.

Sorry the news couldn't be better. There's always the SETI@home fundraiser at bitcoinutopia. Or you could choose a worthy backup project
26 Nov 2014, 4:53:07 UTC · Comment


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