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SETI@Home Client

SETI@home is a scientific experiment that will harness the power of hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The client (currently available for most UNIX machines) 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.


Recent releases

  •  09 Oct 2000 15:55

    Release Notes: The FFT computation has been optimized. The SETI@home client now performs two types of pulse detection; this means that you will occasionally see two new signal types in your result file: "pulse" and "triplet".

    •  21 Mar 2000 04:04

      Release Notes: A fix for a 2.0 client crash with a floating point exception on some work units, fixes for proxy-handling bugs (client is now reported to work with Microsoft proxies), a less verbose client, less file rewrites of the state.sah file, safer rewrites of all files to avoid mistaken restart of work unit processing, and updates to the Countries list.

      •  12 Mar 2000 08:52

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        •  14 Feb 2000 02:30

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          •  25 Jan 2000 06:34

            Release Notes: More linux binaries: i386-pc-linux-gnu-gnulibc2.1 i386-pc-linux-gnulibc1-static i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1-static New beta program: xsetiathome. All generated files have now a .sah extension. Windows changelog says, this version is more secure. The v1.x binary will soon be unable to obtain new work units.

            Recent comments

            06 Jun 2001 21:56 zane

            Re: Small shortcomings
            Many non-Unix OSes are supported!!!!!

            See <A
            download page for more information. There are
            versions for many flavors of Unix, but also MacOS
            (including OSX), Windows (95/98/NT/2000), BeOS,
            and VMS.

            I don't know where you ever got the idea that it
            wasn't suppored on non-Unix platforms.

            11 May 1999 04:22 psiren

            Re: Small shortcomings
            You mean only *real* OSes are currrently supported, right? ;)

            12 Apr 1999 13:44 dagmardsur

            Small shortcomings
            At the moment, only Unix is supported, and there is no support for going through any kind of proxy server. Hopefully this will soon be remedied.


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