Re: [ SETI@home...crackpot theory number x]

Rik van Riel (
Sat, 9 Oct 1999 02:52:47 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 8 Oct 1999, Robert Owen wrote:
> steve wishnevsky wrote:
> > From: steve wishnevsky <>
> >
> > Jens Luedicke wrote:
> >
> > > A co-worker of mine has SETI@home running on his computer. This is
> > > software, distributed by SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial
> >
> > excuse me if this type of message is not allowed, but here goes.
> > .... i suppose that this SETI search is the first major use of the
> > internet/pcs to create a massively parallel computational system
> > for a specific task.

No, it is not. There have been many such efforts before it. Let me use this moment to point you to the second-largest distributed computing effort on the net. This is going to be especially interesting because Seti@home seems to be slowly running out of blocks...


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