Littleover Community School (LCS) is located in an urban area of the City of Derby, in the East Midlands of the United Kingdom. The school is a publicly funded secondary school, teaching 11 to 18 year olds. We have specialist status in the sciences and in languages.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
LCS is deploying BOINC projects to enhance the utilization of administration and staff computers, which tend to be used intermittently (our curriculum computers have relatively high utilization). We are acutely conscious of energy waste and Green issues, so our networked computers are programmed to shut themselves down at the end of the day.
We are making no attempt to achieve high credit marks by running computers overnight and wasting energy in the process - this was never the intention of Seti or BOINC, and anyone trying to do this ought to question their motives.