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Message 1859908 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 1:23:31 UTC

Hello team!

I just read a post from the 7th of November. "a new and faster back end for SETI@home. Nebula removes RFI and finds persistent signals. Its goal is to let us finish the current SETI@home experiment"

I am a long time contributor to Seti@home but cannot understand what this is about... Once we finish what do they want us to process for them next?

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Message 1859927 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 2:31:28 UTC - in response to Message 1859908.  

Nebula is doing what Nitpiker was supposed to do. S@H does not have the computing power to do that. The good folks over @ Einstein has allowed S@H to use their supercomputer, the Atlas cluster, to process the results of our last 18 yrs. This is a big deal.
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Message 1859977 - Posted: 7 Apr 2017, 6:26:39 UTC

We are doing a screening process to reduce the incredible amounts of data that are collected by Arecibo and other telescopes by getting rid of the obvious rubbish. This still leaves many millions of candidates to be further analysed, which is the task that Nebula has started. We will continue to do our screening, and may expect new sources from other telescopes to come along every few years, so although the work from Arecibo is drying up (the telescope has been suffering a number of issues including massive budget cuts) the data will continue to flow.
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Message 1860349 - Posted: 8 Apr 2017, 15:09:46 UTC - in response to Message 1859994.  

The previous posters are correct. DA wrote a recent report that the original experiment (Classic & Boinc) needs to be ended (on paper) and conclusions made. In the meantime the data that Seti has collected so far will be analysed at Atlas over at Einstein.

There is no official Seti MKI nor Seti MKII, as I understand it, but you could think of MkII as being from now onwards. as we transition to Breakthrough Listen and GBT data.

Seti@home will continue as we know it, at the front end, it is their backend that is changing.

As I understand it, the Aerecibo era has ended.
But the Guppi era has just begun.

The Seti project will continue for as long as we have minds that question our origins of existence.
There is no limit on the avenues we may explore in that quest.
There are many eons of data we can look at, and in many different manners.

Seti@Home is not ending, it is evolving.
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Message 1860354 - Posted: 8 Apr 2017, 15:16:48 UTC
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Correct Mark.
I have heard that we also might see work from Parks telescope as well as from Fast telescope in China.
But thats long term.


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Message 1860364 - Posted: 8 Apr 2017, 15:37:00 UTC - in response to Message 1860354.  
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Correct Mark.
I have heard that we also might see work from Parks telescope as well as from Fast telescope in China.
But thats long term.

As I said.......
There are more avenues to explore than the Seti project could ever close out.
As long as there are minds that seek out answers, Seti shall continue.
To boldly go where no man has gone before................and all that jazz.
Seti shall go there, and take us all with it.

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