Distributed Computing: SETI@Home Lasst uns Intel einholen

Nach짯dem uns das dies짯j채h짯ri짯ge SETI@Home-Wow!-Event in rela짯ti짯ve Schlag짯di짯stanz zum Team der Intel Cor짯po짯ra짯ti짯on gebracht hat, gab es im Forum den Vor짯schlag ein inof짯fi짯zi짯el짯les Jah짯res짯end-Race bei SETI@Home zu ver짯an짯stal짯ten und dar짯aus kann man ja auch ein offi짯zi짯el짯les Jah짯res짯end-Race machen. Des짯we짯gen rufen wir alle User auf ihre CPU-Ker짯ne aus zu packen und uns beim Dis짯tri짯bu짯ted Com짯pu짯ting Pro짯jekt SETI@Home zu unter짯st체t짯zen, um den R체ck짯stand von knapp 88 Mil짯lio짯nen Punk짯ten auf das Team der Intel Cor짯po짯ra짯ti짯on zu reduzieren.

Wei짯ter Infor짯ma짯tio짯nen und Hil짯fe gibt es im unse짯rem SETI@Home Forum oder im Thread zum Race.

Hin짯wei짯sen m철ch짯ten wir an die짯ser Stel짯le auch auf den aktu짯el짯len News짯let짯ter von SETI@Home, der 체ber den aktu짯el짯len Stand beim Prok짯jekt berichtet.

Dear SETI@home Volunteer:

I셶e work짯ed at Berkeley셲 SETI Rese짯arch Cen짯ter for 25 years and co-foun짯ded SETI@home. Thank you for your efforts as a mem짯ber of the SETI@home team in 2019. Our pro짯gram of sear짯ching for intel짯li짯gent extra짯ter짯restri짯al life con짯ti짯nues to expand, but SETI@home still needs your help.

We are put짯ting the finis짯hing tou짯ch짯es on our Nebu짯la soft짯ware suite which will ana짯ly짯ze all results from both SETI@home and SERENDIP VI. We are focu짯sing our first efforts on a com짯ple짯te ana짯ly짯sis of all SETI@home Are짯ci짯bo data to date. As you can ima짯gi짯ne, it is dif짯fi짯cult to quan짯ti짯fy the qua짯li짯ty and sen짯si짯ti짯vi짯ty of our ana짯ly짯sis given that the짯re are no known ETIs to use as a refe짯rence! So part of the design of Nebu짯la is to gene짯ra짯te a lar짯ge num짯ber of syn짯the짯tic ETI-like signals, cal짯led bir짯dies. Our set of bir짯dies ran짯ges from tho짯se that model sta짯tio짯na짯ry trans짯mit짯ters on far off pla짯nets to trans짯mit짯ters orbi짯ting around a varie짯ty of pla짯net types. We are also loo짯king into using machi짯ne lear짯ning for anoma짯ly detection.

Two major papers will come out of this ana짯ly짯sis. One will be on SETI@home as an instru짯ment and the other will pre짯sent the ana짯ly짯sis in detail.

This year saw the fur짯ther com짯mis짯sio짯ning and impro짯ving of SERENDIP VI / FAST짯Burst, deploy짯ed on the FAST radio telescope in Chi짯na now the lar짯gest on the pla짯net. Our instru짯ment is dual pur짯po짯se, loo짯king for both ETI and Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs). FRBs are tran짯si짯ent radio pul짯ses of short dura짯ti짯on cau짯sed by some as yet unknown astro짯phy짯si짯cal pro짯cess. During one exci짯ting test짯ing ses짯si짯on we detec짯ted repea짯ting FRB 121102, a rare repea짯ting FRB. The detec짯tion demons짯tra짯tes the sen짯si짯ti짯vi짯ty of our instru짯ment as this faint signal is detec짯ta짯ble by very few telescopes/instruments.

We con짯ti짯nue to obtain raw data from Berkeley셲 Breakth짯rough Lis짯ten pro짯gram. At Green Bank, obser짯ving is about to migra짯te from loo짯king at stars within our own gala짯xy to obser짯ving other gala짯xies. Mean짯while, at Par짯kes, we will be sur짯vey짯ing the galac짯tic pla짯ne. During this sur짯vey the raw 쐖ol짯ta짯ge data from the telescope will be recor짯ded. The짯se data will be ide짯al for pro짯ces짯sing by SETI@home vol짯un짯teers like you.

To accom짯plish our goals for next year, SETI@home needs two things. First, we need you, and your fri짯ends and fami짯ly. Plea짯se spread the word about SETI@home and encou짯ra짯ge peo짯p짯le to par짯ti짯ci짯pa짯te. Second, SETI@home needs the fun짯ding to obtain the hard짯ware and deve짯lop soft짯ware requi짯red to hand짯le new data sources.

I셫 hoping that you will give gene짯rous짯ly to our efforts.

 

Links zum Thema;

BOINC Open-source soft짯ware for vol짯un짯teer computing

SETI@Home Team짯mit짯glie짯der Pla짯net 3Dnow! (User-IDs)

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Geschafft: Pla짯net 3DNow! SETI-Team 체ber짯holt Intel