Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
The PowerPage has formed a SETI team in an effort to find intelligent life in space. What is SETI@home you ask?
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that will harness the power of hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data. There’s a small but captivating possibility that your computer will detect the faint murmur of a civilization beyond Earth.
Whether you are responsible for a huge lab of Macs, or you work in an office with machines kept idle at night, or you simply have a single machine, we encourage you to join us in our efforts to find ALF!
BTW, you can achieve better performance and help us beat the Pentium juggernaut by using thousands of colors or less (instead of millions). Chris Cooper sends a link to an unofficial stats tracking page for various CPU and OS configurations using the SETI@home program. Linux users are the fastest by far but you may be surprised to see how long it is taking Windows users to complete blocks.