PowerPage SETI Team Formed; Performance Tweaks

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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[From PowerPage]

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!

All you have to do is download the [216 kb] SETI@home Macintosh client, (versions for Windows [721 kb] and Unix are also available) and log in with the email address SETI@ogrady.com.

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.

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