About Liverpool SETI Web
I personally decided to join SETI@home in July of 1999 and began crunching data on my old DX2 66mhz PC, which at the time I thought was great and continued with that PC for a couple of years before I moved to Liverpool (UK), to live with my partner and now three children.
During this time, I partially ran SETI@home and I created the Liverpool SETI Web team as I wanted to be a part of a team, locally. I have more than a passing interest in astronomy, as I am now embarking on my own personal projects in backyard astronomy. I created this page, for people who are members of the Liverpool SETI Web team can keep up with events but who do not use social media. I hope you enjoy your visit and, I also hope you will become a part of our Liverpool SETI Web Team, wherever, you are from, all are welcome to join us.
So what is SETI@home?
SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is a scientific area whose goal is to detect intelligent life outside Earth. One approach, known as radio SETI, uses radio telescopes to listen for narrow-bandwidth radio signals from space. Such signals are not known to occur naturally, so a detection would provide evidence of extraterrestrial technology.Radio telescope signals consist primarily of noise (from celestial sources and the receiver’s electronics) and man-made signals such as TV stations, radar, and satellites. Modern radio SETI projects analyze the data digitally. More computing power enables searches to cover greater frequency ranges with more sensitivity. Radio SETI, therefore, has an insatiable appetite for computing power.
Previous radio SETI projects have used special-purpose supercomputers, located at the telescope, to do the bulk of the data analysis. In 1995, David Gedye proposed doing radio SETI using a virtual supercomputer composed of large numbers of Internet-connected computers, and he organised the SETI@home project to explore this idea. SETI@home was originally launched in May 1999.
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