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Tuesday, Apr 23, 2002

seti sun

"SETI has accomplished this feat of computational drudgery in just three ordinary years by persuading some 3.5 million people to allow their personal computers to be yoked into a loose-knit skein called SETI@home. While no alien messages have been discovered yet, the project's success in using the Internet to assemble an impromptu grass-roots supercomputer is inspiring other researchers to turn to the masses for problems requiring more computation than they could otherwise afford."