Hello, i am new here, i have some questions

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Message 1774609 - Posted: 28 Mar 2016, 0:45:53 UTC


My name is Anders and i am a new user here. (From Norway).
I have a few questions if some one can answere me.

Never done somthing like this before. It`s kinda "Grinding/mining" i guess.
Little hard fore me to understand that what i am doing now can help......
And how?
Understanding that a computer use mine to calculate somthing, but like what?

I know in BITCOIN world they use like a ANT miner that is like:
AntMiner S5 ~1155Gh/s @ 0.51W/Gh 28nm ASIC Bitcoin Miner

can use this fore helping you in resertch?
If not, why`?

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I also have a cellphone that i use. And i have make a team called; Norge, Drammen.
And in the phone/software i cannot see anywhere that i can find a team and join theme. How to join?

Mvh Anders, Norway
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Message 1774749 - Posted: 28 Mar 2016, 15:35:52 UTC - in response to Message 1774609.  
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From the top of the HOME page:
"What is SETI@home?
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data."

No, you can't use ASIC because ASIC means "Application-specific integrated circuit"

So ASIC developed for the specific purpose "Bitcoin Miner" (I think they calculate SHA-256) can't be used here.
(Only if someone develops ASIC for SETI@home (or at least for Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)) it may (someday) be used)

What Hardware/OS can be used (Applications available):

More links with info (some are written >10 years ago - the look of the program is different but the principles are still relevant):


Team is per account, you are now in "Norway, Drammen"
Any computer/phone you attach/add to this account will automatically be also in the Team
(i.e. your account is in a Team, all devices that add credit to your account will also add the same credit to the Team)

- ALF - "Find out what you don't do well ..... then don't do it!" :)
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