Joined: 19 Nov 00
The search for ET will resume when Breakthrough Listen fund enough staff to keep every link in their processing chain functional at the same time.
One of the problems is that the lads in the SSL have other projects that they work on, Eric, Matt, & Jeff don't do Seti 24/7, at least they didn't when I was there in 2011. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and at present that is the server Centurion. That is the most powerful machine that they have, is fairly new, and was specifically earmarked for GBT data.
But as DA highlighted in his "drains up" report, the Lab staff are scientists and astronomers, analysing incoming data, but they spend too much time fire fighting with recalcitrant kit. But now that the famous SSL server closet has been re-sited at the CoLo, it means a trip into town to fix anything serious. There is only so much you can do with remote login capability.
Joined: 8 Jul 99
... it means a trip into town to fix anything serious. There is only so much you can do with remote login capability.
We should have a fundraiser for a robotic assistant to be placed at the remote site so they can use it to do remote work. Now as long as it doesn't get struck by lightning and starts asking for more input...
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