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Message 896507 - Posted: 18 May 2009, 17:18:15 UTC

See here.
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Message 896537 - Posted: 18 May 2009, 18:12:27 UTC - in response to Message 896507.

Thanks for the reference...a good read. But was a little troubled to read that SETI might end in 2011!? Can anyone confirm this possibility?

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Message 896540 - Posted: 18 May 2009, 18:16:48 UTC - in response to Message 896537.
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2006 Arecibo Funding/Closure article: Here.
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Message 896542 - Posted: 18 May 2009, 18:23:38 UTC - in response to Message 896540.

Thank you yet again. These are indeed troubling times however, there are other science projects available.

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Message 896623 - Posted: 18 May 2009, 20:32:22 UTC - in response to Message 896537.
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Thanks for the reference...a good read. But was a little troubled to read that SETI might end in 2011!? Can anyone confirm this possibility?

I would hope within that time SETI could piggyback with another radio telescope array somewhere. Barring that - he who ends with the most posts wins. :D
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Message 896644 - Posted: 18 May 2009, 20:56:09 UTC - in response to Message 896623.

[sarcasm]Well, look at it this way; 2011 is a year before the end of the world anyway. Why bother with new equipment or a new telescope if no one is around to analyze the data?[/sarcasm]

I'm sure there will be something in it's place by then, if it comes to that.

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Message 896664 - Posted: 18 May 2009, 21:45:54 UTC

hmm, good read...

I seem to remember reading somewhere that NASA was actually seriously looking into a BOINC project to analyze data coming from the Voyager spacecraft and other deep space type probe like Planck. Anyone know anything about this? The time frame puts them operational before 2011 I believe.

Also, I have always held out hope that someday we could get the raw data piggy backed off whatever the Allen array is looking at. =P

If Einstein gets a hold of Ligo data...would be cool to have a cpu/gpu Astropulse like app to run here on it..*dreaming*
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Message 896758 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 0:18:40 UTC - in response to Message 896664.

I seem to remember reading somewhere that NASA was actually seriously looking into a BOINC project to analyze data coming from the Voyager spacecraft and other deep space type probe like Planck. Anyone know anything about this?

Cosmology@home will be using data from Planck.
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Message 896915 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 11:14:59 UTC - in response to Message 896758.

I seem to remember reading somewhere that NASA was actually seriously looking into a BOINC project to analyze data coming from the Voyager spacecraft and other deep space type probe like Planck. Anyone know anything about this?

Cosmology@home will be using data from Planck.

NOw, if only they could actually issue tasks ... I get way too many download errors...

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Message 896936 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 12:38:43 UTC - in response to Message 896915.

In benchmarking SETI@home, one needs a consistent work unit in order to get reliable results. We only found this out after hours of receiving nonsensical results. It turns out that the Nvidia performance lab had been prepping special script and batch files for testing SETI@home. These run from a command line, not the usual graphics-rich, eye candy interface. Nvidia sent us the needed files and a much clearer performance picture emerged.


I wonder what script did THG uses to run the benchmark and if nVidia send soem hand-picked WU with very nice AR to them for the article. Perhaps someone with good scripting script send William Van Winkle a more realistic mixture, with some VLARs in the mix, and Raistmer's optimised app to really show how much there's still to be done when nVidia ticked Seti@Home off as application to hugely benefit from CUDA.



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Message 896970 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 14:37:08 UTC

Of course I noticed that Seti@Home was mentioned, Once, In the image and no where else, But Folding was sure mentioned as using Cuda and I didn't know F@H could do Cuda.
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Message 896971 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 14:40:45 UTC - in response to Message 896970.
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There was more pages to the article Joker, Seti was mentioned farther back. Oh, and folding was using Cuda before SETI. Nvidia even has a folding team I believe.
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Message 897027 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 21:05:04 UTC - in response to Message 896971.

There was more pages to the article Joker, Seti was mentioned farther back. Oh, and folding was using Cuda before SETI. Nvidia even has a folding team I believe.

Well all I saw was the one page, It's not like I didn't look for more pages of course.
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Message 897179 - Posted: 20 May 2009, 6:38:58 UTC - in response to Message 896971.

There was more pages to the article Joker, Seti was mentioned farther back. Oh, and folding was using Cuda before SETI. Nvidia even has a folding team I believe.

For some reason folding do tend to get things earlier than us (better funding? commercial tie in?) despite the face that seti gets more community support and development. This was especially true for the non-CPU computes - first was PS3 (Sony was keen on it), then ATI and nVidia apps.
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