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Bin zwar Arbeitslos, deshalb mache ich mich hier nuetzlich weil man ja sonst nichts sinnvolles in diesem armseligen Staat zu tun bekommt.


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

Running out of workunits
We are likely to (temporarily) run out of workunits to process as soon as this weekend. Please read this recent news item from Eric Korpela for further explanation leading up to this. We are currently solving various database issues, developing a new splitter so we can start processing our Green Bank Telescope data, and hunting for tapes that haven't fully been processed to get out of the current drought. 13 Nov 2014, 18:25:49 UTC · Comment

Wow!-event results
The 3rd annual SETI.Germany Wow!-event has completed, with 838 participants from 48 countries generating a record 463 million credits. See a list of the winners. 29 Aug 2014, 22:07:28 UTC · Comment

UC scientists find first interstellar dust particles
Our colleagues here at the UCB Space Sciences Lab recently reported the first capture and analysis of interstellar dust particles. They were aided by thousands of volunteers in the Stardust@home project. 16 Aug 2014, 6:48:28 UTC · Comment

SETI.Germany Wow!-Event
37 years after the detection of the Wow! Signal on August 15th, 1977, SETI.Germany is holding the third SETI@Home-Wow!-Event from 15.08.2014 to 29.08.2014. Join the crunching race, and maybe find the next Wow! signal. Everyone is welcome. Register here. 8 Aug 2014, 8:56:56 UTC · Comment

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