Overview SETI@home is
one of the most well-known grid computing projects currently active.
Relying solely on donated idle cycles, the project has proved that it is
possible to duplicate the processing power of a High Performance Computing
(HPC) system by using standard off-the-shelf PCs. Follow the links below
to learn more about SETI@home.
Note: many of the links on
this page lead to downloadable files. Please use caution when downloading
and installing files on your computer. Do not download and install files
to laboratory or other computers on which you may not have permission to
install files. Always use anti virus software to ensure any downloaded
software is free of viruses.
Visit the main SETI@home
page for general information about the project. SETI@home now uses
(Berkley Open Infrastructure For Network Computing) client. You can
download this SETI@home client here.
The BOINC! client is an open source platform that can be used to run
SETI@home as well as many other scientific research projects that require
donated computer resources. The Planetary
Society's Web site has links to technical articles about the
SETI@home project. An article about distributed computing and SETI@home
can be found here.
Info and Tweaks
Interested in optimizing the speed of the SETI@home screensaver? Check out
the hints and tips on this
page. You can monitor the SETI@home performance on a network by
downloading the Multi
SETI@home monitor. If you're running Unix and would like a GUI
front end for the SETI@home client, download Tk-SETI@home.
Have questions about SETI@home? Check out this
Q&A page. Want to know more about people who donate cycles to
the SETI@home project? You can see personal profiles here.