SETI@home
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.
NOTICE: SETI@home is switching to new software called BOINC, which lets you run other projects (like Climateprediction.net and Einstein@Home) on your computer as well as SETI@home. Please visit our new SETI@home/BOINC web site.


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November 15, 2005
On December 15, 2005, after 6 years of operation, this project will shut down. But SETI@home is not going away. We're alive and well and running on the BOINC distributed computing platform. It's easy to switch over - just follow the instructions on the new SETI@home web site. We hope to see everyone there!

At the time of shutdown, the stats for this project will be frozen but will continue to be available on the web.

Thanks to all original SETI@home participants for their tremendous dedication to the project. You made SETI@home into something of lasting significance.

June 21, 2005
We turned off the ability to create new SETI@home classic accounts. All new users should download and use the BOINC version of SETI@home instead.

May 8, 2005
Our data server internet link is back up. It was offline for over 24 hours so the data server may drop connections as it tries to catch up.

April 25, 2005
In memoriam: Philip Morrison.

March 22, 2005
We're now fully back on-line. More information about recent outages can be found in Technical news (on the new SETI@home page).

March 21, 2005
Our Internet link through Cogent went down at around midnight UTC on March 18/19. It is still being looked at by Cogent. In the meantime, data service (upload/download) is unavailable. We do not yet have a projected time to fix - it could be a couple of days.

March 12, 2005
Official SETI@home Certificate frames are now available!

March 9, 2005
Star Trek is going off the air! Read here how Star Trek Helped Launch SETI@home.

March 9, 2005
Power Outage Update: We are back up and running full time, and We have enough battery backup in place to keep our servers running 24/7 until the power problems are diagnosed and fixed.

February 28, 2005
Around 18:00 UTC we had another unexpected lab-wide power outage. We are survey the damage and slowly bringing up various systems one by one.

February 24, 2005
UPDATE (21:00 UTC): The database/data servers are mostly back on line and catching up from the long outage. Yesterday afternoon a breaker blew and power for the entire lab went down. We came back on-line three hours later, but due to servers shutting down ungracefully we had to check every table in every database. This process took all evening and continued well into the next morning.

February 22, 2005
Check out the new Certificate of Computation (available for Classic as well as BOINC users).

February 7, 2005
Famed biologist Ernst Mayr is dead at 100. Read his celebrated debate with Carl Sagan on the prospects of SETI.

January 10, 2005
Because of nearby building construction there was an extended power outage last night, during which all of our machines were turned off. Everything is back up now.

December 9, 2004
SETI@home director David Anderson is interviewed on Planetary Radio.

November 24, 2004
Read The Planetary Society's update on IBM's WCG project.

November 21, 2004
Roelof J. Engelbrecht, a long-time SETI@home supporter and author of the SETI Spy utility, passed away on Nov. 16. Honor him by crunching for the BroadbandReports.com Honor Guard account.

September 21, 2004
Listen to an interview with SETI@home's Dan Werthimer on The Planetary Society's 'Planetary Radio.'

September 19, 2004
Early this morning campus got a call from SANS that our web site (this page) appeared to be hijacked. At that point campus (rightly so) blocked access to our site at the campus router. As it turns out though, we were not hijacked at all. Our nightly front page regen script had malfunctioned and produced a truncated page. This is now fixed.

September 2, 2004
Reports of SETI@home Extraterrestrial Signal Highly Exaggerated: A new article from the Planetary Society.

Climateprediction.net, another BOINC-based project, is now open. We urge all SETI@home to consider participating in Climateprediction.net. This will keep your computer busy (and earning credit) even when SETI@home has no work available.

August 25, 2004
Two new stories from the Planetary Society: Scientists from Different Fields Line Up to Join the BOINC Family and SETI@home's New Look.

August 24, 2004
Here's a recent interview with chief scientist Dan Werthimer at astroseti.org.

August 2, 2004
Check out the new Planetary Society newsletter: Multi-Beam Receiver Promises New Vistas for SETI Research.

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If you'd like to become one of SETI@home's supporters, please click here. Donations are fully tax deductible.

Corporations may become Corporate Sponsors of SETI@home with a minimum $10K (or equivalent in-kind) donation. We are also interested in Corporate Participants willing to run SETI@home on their PCs. For more info, click here.

Sponsors of SETI@home include:

KEY SPONSORS
The Planetary Society
The Planetary Society
The University of California Digital Media Innovation Program
The University of California Digital Media Innovation Program
Sun Microsystems
Sun Microsystems
Donate!
The Friends of SETI@home
(people like you) !
MAJOR SPONSORS
NVIDIA
NVIDIA
Snap Appliance
Snap Appliance
Network Appliance, Inc.
Network Appliance, Inc.
Fuji Film Computer Products
Fuji Film Computer Products
Quantum Corporation
Quantum Corporation
Xilinx
Xilinx
SPONSORS
The SETI Institute
The SETI Institute
Netscreen
Netscreen
Hewlett-Packard
Hewlett-Packard
O'Reilly & Associates
O'Reilly & Associates
Science Search
Science Search
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Thanks also to Starwave, who sponsored the scientific feasibility study.

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