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Low available work.

SETI@Home News - Sat, 2020-01-18 18:51
For a couple of reasons, the result table has grown to the point where it no longer fits in main memory. That has been slowing the validators and assimilators, which is causing the result table to grow further.

We'd like to get it down to a manageable size before our Tuesday outage. To that end we are throttling work generation to a rate at which the table size is shrinking. We hope that this rate will increase as the table gets smaller.

So for the next few days work will be hard to come by (but not zero).
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Why do people run SETI@home?

SETI@Home News - Thu, 2020-01-16 03:49
Check out Stars in Their Eyes?, a research paper from the University of Geneva about why people run SETI@home.
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Some server issues today...

SETI@Home News - Fri, 2019-12-20 17:10
It's the Friday before a holiday week and the servers know it.

The file system containing the beta project uploads directory is having problems, so beta is down until further notice.

This problem may be affecting the rate at which the main project can handle results, so the validation and assimilation queues are getting large, which may affect the rate of work generation.
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New paper on observing "Clarke Exo-belts"

SETI@Home News - Wed, 2019-12-04 19:44
Dr. Korpela and his colleagues Prof. Shauna Sallmen and Ms. Kaisa Crawford-Taylor have published a new paper today in the Astronomical Journal about whether astronomers be able to detect belts of satellites circling planets around other stars. Unfortunately, the answer is that even the thickest satellite belts will be very difficult to see with current technology. Even the James Webb Space Telescope will find it difficult.

If, like most sentient beings in the Galaxy, you don't have a subscription to the Astronomical Journal you can see a preprint of the article at arXiv.org.
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Fall/Winter 2019 Funding drive has started

SETI@Home News - Thu, 2019-11-28 22:00
We've started our 2019 funding drive. Many of you have probably received our email penned by Jeff Cobb who has been in the SETI group longer than I have. If you can't wait, you can read yours here.

Because of our continued effort to be GDPR compliant, we're not sending emails to anyone with an EU/EAA email addresses, anyone who listed an EU/EAA country, or anyone who listed "International" as their country. And, of course, anyone who has opted out of our emails won't get them.

Thanks for your support!
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New SETI Perspectives: "Is ET in Our Solar System?"

SETI@Home News - Wed, 2019-11-27 04:43
Richard Lawn has posted a new SETI Perspectives entitled "Is ET in Our Solar System?"
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New Nebula progress report

SETI@Home News - Mon, 2019-11-04 21:55
Check out All in the Timing, a report on recent progress in SETI@home's back-end data analysis.
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