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Message 1205968 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 0:09:21 UTC

Since the SETI Institute's new SETILive project launched, I've been getting lots of messages from people confusing the two, and trying to put the SETILive URL into BOINC and things like that. It's nothing new, we often get mistaken for them by donors who donate to the SETI Institute by mistake or vice versa. It happens. So let me spell out the main differences.

SETI@home is a distributed computing project run by the University of California (Go Bears!) that runs under the BOINC project management software. SETI@home uses your computer's processor when you're not to do analysis of data taken with the Arecibo and Green Bank Telescopes. If you've got a graphics processing unit of the right type, we'll use that to speed up the processing. To start volunteering for SETI@home, go to the BOINC download page to download BOINC. Then select SETI@home as your project.

SETILive is an entirely different project run by the SETI Institute. It gets its data from the Allen Telescope Array. Rather than using your CPU and GPU, SETILive uses your eyes. It will show you a segment of data in you Browser, and you'll mark any signals you see.

There's no sharing of data or credit between the two, or, of course, money. Of course, there's no reason you can't do both, since one uses your CPU and one uses your eyes, they aren't in direct competition.
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Message 1206217 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 17:57:18 UTC

A useful description Eric, thanks for clarifying the issue.

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Message 1206569 - Posted: 16 Mar 2012, 13:08:02 UTC

Thanx for that, i was about to ask
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Message 1206589 - Posted: 16 Mar 2012, 14:18:55 UTC


Thank you Dr. . . .


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Message 1207454 - Posted: 18 Mar 2012, 13:48:48 UTC
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The video I came across a couple of days ago having an introduction to the visual analysis of the available waterfall plots (but for some reason became lost to me once again - anyone have a link please), is showing possible signals which in some instances may be broken up or the similar.

When plotted graphically with respect to time vs. frequency among other things, such a signal is shown to be going neither horizontally nor vertically along this axis, but rather in an angle of some kind. Does this mean that the source behind such a signal may be moving in space?

Also, if such a detected signal only covers a small part of the width of the frequency range for a given Seti@home task, it should be really be interpreted as being a narrowband signal, meaning a communication of sorts through interstellar space, possibly having a sender as well as a receiver of such a signal.

There has yet to be found a live transmission from extraterrestrials which needs to be understood by means of a possible translation as well as an understanding of the contents of which such a signal is consisting of.

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Message 1209893 - Posted: 25 Mar 2012, 0:52:45 UTC

Thank you.

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Message 1210184 - Posted: 26 Mar 2012, 1:10:08 UTC

SETILive is also part of the Zooniverse project, so if you already have a login there you're good to go.
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Message 1214734 - Posted: 6 Apr 2012, 19:42:11 UTC - in response to Message 1205968.

Does SETILive's servers work any better than SETI@home? Or does Berkeley just party hard on Fridays? I thought there was a huge backlog of work to be done. Coming from a CTO, I don't understand.
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Message 1214753 - Posted: 6 Apr 2012, 20:40:30 UTC - in response to Message 1214734.

again this isn't setilive. To get an answer check out setilive and let us know
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Message 1241552 - Posted: 5 Jun 2012, 4:47:32 UTC

I think setilive is frozen.
I just registered for it and went to it and stared at a screen that said LOADING for around ten minutes and their count down timer thingy is frozen too.
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Message 1241603 - Posted: 5 Jun 2012, 8:03:04 UTC

It's difficult to understand. First they had SETIQuest, now SETILive. I have been running SEII@home since 2004, on Linux and on a Solaris Virtual Machine thanks to Dotsch. Now I am running Astropulse by Lunatics on my Linux box, together with other 6 BOINC projects, including a Virtual Machine by CERN, BOINC_VM. At least there is a feeling of a constant effort here.
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Message 1242102 - Posted: 6 Jun 2012, 8:48:23 UTC

Thanx for clarifying that for us Eric:)
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