History of The [email protected] h2g2 Resarchers Group
Created | Updated Jan 28, 2002
|[email protected] - h2g2 Researchers |
8th April 2000 55 members 6746 Units completed 14.66 years of processor
This page will be the parchment upon which we etch the history of the
If you are not listed, or something you consider to be important is not
|What to List?|
Here are the events I will initially list.
|We can add to this as time progresses, so any suggestions |
on what else we could include just let me have them.
The following is the original content of this page as posted on 26th August
1999. Remember most of the information is out of date, I am only listing it
With blessing from above I have set up a group on the
[email protected] web site for any h2g2 users who wish to participate in the project.
If you are already using the screensaver client either individually or in another
group (and want to defect) just go to http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu and
follow the instructions for joining a group, the one your looking for is h2g2
New To SETI?
If you don’t know about [email protected] there is loads of information on their
(http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu) in fairly plain English, but here’s
the basics …
The team will be scanning approx 1/3 of the sky over the next 2 years with
the Aribo radio telescope in Brazil. All the data is being recorded in real
time and then split up into little chunks that we can deal with.
If you sign up you will download a Screensaver program to do the calculations
on the little chunks of data whilst your computer is otherwise idle. When a
chunk is finished the program asks you to connect to the Internet, sends it’s
results home and gets another little chunk to work on.
At present there are over a million computers joined up to the project all
doing their little chunks, and to give you some idea of how a little goes a
long way so far those million computers have contributed 58327 YEARS of processor
time, forming one of the biggest Parallel Computing experiments ever.
So join up, join the ‘h2g2 Researchers’ Group and let’s see
if we can find anything intelligent out there (cause we’re lacking it