Quick question about the multi-beam receiever

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Message 715134 - Posted: 19 Feb 2008, 4:37:57 UTC

.....does this mean SETI@home is recording seven times the data it did before (with the single beam receiver)? It seems obvious that it does, but I just want confirmation from someone who actually knows....thanks!
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Message 715565 - Posted: 20 Feb 2008, 4:47:46 UTC

That's right. The data is also recorded at a higher resolution, 4 bit instead of 2 bit.
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Message 715594 - Posted: 20 Feb 2008, 6:16:21 UTC

So that explains the change from "uh oh, we're crunching the same data over and over again" talk to "we need more crunchers" talk.

Sweet. Fresh data is always nice. Now all we need is an influx of cash for the project, and maybe we can get all the doo-dads we want (awesome science pages, signal candidates page updated regularly).....

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Message 715921 - Posted: 20 Feb 2008, 19:58:38 UTC

It's really 14 times as much data bacause each element has two polarization angles. Most workunits are only analyzed twice. That's a far cry from the latter months of Classic.
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