5.2 BOINC - AstroPulse Beta
The search for ET, pulsars and black holes
Basically, this project is going to re-examine the existing SETI@Home data tapes for a different type of signal. This re-searching (if you will) will be at least 100 times more sensitive than any analysis done previously and is extremely CPU intensive, therefore making a great beta test for the BOINC project.
"This type of signal is different from those which would be caught by SETI@home. Since the pulses are so fast, they are broad-band signals. We need the full 2.5 MHz bandwidth for maximum sensitivity, whereas SETI@Home breaks up this frequency band into 256 10 kHz sub-bands..." -- more info can be found on the SETI future
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:Please do not switch unless you want to actively beta test. This is beta, and the stats do not count, other than for the beta. If you can help provide them with genuine feedback, then by all means go ahead. Even if you just want to see what it is like, then sure, go for it, but remember, the primary purpose of the beta being opened up right now is to stress test their systems..
Just remember, SETI@Home is not over yet and we are still actively competing.