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Message 2035163 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 21:16:23 UTC

On March 31, the volunteer computing part of SETI@home will stop distributing work and will go into hibernation.

We're doing this for two reasons:

1) Scientifically, we're at the point of diminishing returns; basically, we've analyzed all the data we need for now.

2) It's a lot of work for us to manage the distributed processing of data. We need to focus on completing the back-end analysis of the results we already have, and writing this up in a scientific journal paper.

However, SETI@home is not disappearing. The web site and the message boards will continue to operate. We hope that other UC Berkeley astronomers will find uses for the huge computing capabilities of SETI@home for SETI or related areas like cosmology and pulsar research. If this happens, SETI@home will start distributing work again. We'll keep you posted about this.

If you're currently running SETI@home on your computer, we encourage you to attach to other BOINC-based projects as well. Or use Science United and sign up to do astronomy. You can stay attached to SETI@home, of course, but you won't get any jobs until we find new applications.

We're extremely grateful to all of our volunteers for supporting us in many ways during the past 20 years. Without you there would be no SETI@home. We're excited to finish up our original science project, and we look forward to what comes next.
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Message 2035171 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 21:24:47 UTC - in response to Message 2035163.  

Say it isn't so
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Message 2035172 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 21:25:45 UTC - in response to Message 2035163.  

So long and thanks for all the fish!
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Message 2035173 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 21:25:57 UTC

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Message 2035174 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 21:26:00 UTC

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Message 2035179 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 21:32:22 UTC

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Message 2035181 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 21:40:11 UTC

This sucks. Now I will have to abort all of my tasks.
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Message 2035182 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 21:41:41 UTC - in response to Message 2035181.  

... Now I will have to abort all of my tasks.

No aborts are needed for your presently running WUs...


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Message 2035184 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 21:42:42 UTC - in response to Message 2035163.  

On March 31, the volunteer computing part of SETI@home will stop distributing work and will go into hibernation.

Excellent decision. It's exactly what I have wanted for some time now. Time to concentrate on analyzing all results that
we have crunched over 20+ years.
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Message 2035186 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 21:45:22 UTC

This is sad, but not unexpected. Nebula has been in the works for a while and was designed to process the two decades of data we've accumulated. The project always had a fixed lifespan pending getting to this state. I had hoped that it would continue with data being collected, processed and put into Nebula at the same time, but this may not be technically possible.

In the interim, the greatest contribution to the world that SETI@Home has made is the development of BOINC. There are dozens of worthy BOINC projects out there to switch our computers to, all needing volunteers. While they'll never replace SETI@Home for me, they'll at least keep the hardware we paid for busy, and who knows... we might still discover something. (And of course we can only now start to discover something here... all of our data has sat idle and waiting until now!)

So there is still hope.
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Message 2035191 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 21:46:49 UTC - in response to Message 2035172.  

So long and thanks for all the fish!

The Vogons must be on their way in their big yellow ships
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Message 2035193 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 21:47:57 UTC

After 20 years of supporting SETI@Home, this is a milestone. I'm glad there will be a focus on analyzing our results and hope there are some interesting ones to share. Meanwhile, I hope there are other analyzes this global and dedicated group of volunteers can support. Look forward to hearing about those.

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Message 2035210 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 22:04:44 UTC - in response to Message 2035163.  
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... and writing this up in a scientific journal paper...

There must be also some good mileage in writing up how the various optimized apps came to be and for how they were optimized and for their contribution to pushing our search farther and faster and more efficiently...?

A fantastic feat all round for the community inspiration and dedication!

Here's looking forward to what progress we make next.


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Message 2035220 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 22:17:11 UTC

What about all the breakthrough data that's being collected right now??

What was the all the hard drive's needed for that I donated money used for?

Disappointed. :(
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Message 2035223 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 22:18:05 UTC

When you get the analyzed results sorted through, at least let me know how many aliens my systems found :D

Sad to see it go. but i'll keep my ear to the ground in case it ever comes back.
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Message 2035224 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 22:19:21 UTC - in response to Message 2035222.  

What about all the breakthrough data that's being collected right now??

What was the all the hard drive's needed for that I donated money used for?

Disappointed. :(


the money will be used for the disks for the replacement database system. this system will be used for Nebula.
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Message 2035225 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 22:21:46 UTC - in response to Message 2035181.  

It does not want my done tasks?
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Message 2035230 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 22:25:24 UTC - in response to Message 2035225.  
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It does not want my done tasks?

Note: s@h will still receive your completed work.

At the end of this month, no further work will be sent out for processing.

Then there is a lot more work for the scientists at s@h to do to continue to process the many results you and many others have sent over the last 20 years and more...

Fantastic work all round!


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Message 2035236 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 22:29:47 UTC - in response to Message 2035163.  

(german) Hoffentlich auch in Deutschland erscheinend, bzw. den deutschen Zeitschriften. Online in deutsch wäre natürlich optimal. Ich habe mich an dem Projekt ab dem 27. Juli 1999 beteiligt mit einem Pentium 133Mhz ohne MMX. Später über BOiNC mit über 20 Projekten an verschiedenen Rechnern mit machen lassen.
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Message 2035238 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 22:30:41 UTC - in response to Message 2035225.  

It does not want my done tasks?


Currently there is a problem with reporting tasks and will hopefully be sorted soon.

Tasks are expected to still be accepted up to and hopefully past the 31st March
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