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Pop Horea-Vasile

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Message 91987 - Posted: 30 Jun 2019, 12:47:41 UTC
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Good day !

Breakthrough listen project with the founding is a few steps ahead for seti.
1.From china's new dish did we get tasks ?
2.A new solar sistem was found near by. Can we expect that are more ?
3.1000 average points for seti how much gflops are ?
4.For breakthrough was purchased 64 video bords 1080 GTX. That means 40% of computation that we do. If we contribute with more money can it be purchased more video boards ? Can we have faith in that ?
5.David P. Anderson how is he doing this days ? I know we, all, seti belivers are strugaling for money day by day. No money for guverments, only us and a few rich antreprenours.

Thank you.
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Message 91988 - Posted: 30 Jun 2019, 13:14:03 UTC

A few answers:
1 - The BLP gets its data from a number of sources. The biggest amounts are from the Green Bank Telescope in the USA and the Parkes Telescope in Australia. As far as I'm aware they do not use the big telescope in China or the Arecibo telescope as neither is very good when it comes to collecting data from a single point in the sky as neither is "fully steerable". Also it collects some data from various optical telescopes for "Optical SETI".

2 - Undoubtedly as the instruments get more sensitive and analysis techniques improve more solar systems will be located.

3 - If you are asking about SETI@Home, and how many FLOPS per hour per user then the best place to ask the question is on the SETI@Home forum - this forum is for non-project specific questions.

4 - The 64 GTX1080 GPUs are used to gather the data from the telescope receivers. An individual is probably more than welcome to provide the money for another receiver interface computer, but the cost isn't only the $$$ for the GPUs, but also all the RF hardware, the software required to run it all, and the data interfaces to those performing the analysis.
Errr - where do you get the "40% of the processing we do" from. If one is talking about SETI@Home then 64 GPUs is a very small fraction of the total processing power of that project.
What do you mean by "Can we have faith in that?"?

David Anderson is, as far as I'm aware, doing OK, he's involved in a number of projects based at the UCB Space Sciences Lab.

And, as ever, money is tight for the majority of science projects.
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Message 91989 - Posted: 30 Jun 2019, 13:30:57 UTC - in response to Message 91988.  

Ok. I thought that this 64 GPUs are for computation. So, still, we are doing the computation.
Small amounts of money regulary, we donate through GPUUG. 2000-3000 dollars per year are colected, as I seen.

I want to dedicate my self to Seti@home. Since 3 months ago I do computation only for seti.
I'm getting 40 years old and expect to have more money (for seti also).
What else can I do ?
I'm not good for translations and this kind of stuff. My speciality is CAD designer, freelancer.
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Message 91990 - Posted: 30 Jun 2019, 14:13:13 UTC

GPUUG are one of he most consistent donors to SETI@Home, and for that I am grateful.
The best place to see what you can do to help SETI@Home is to ask the question on the SETI@Home boards.
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