Computing from beautiful, Northern California.
I have maintained an avid interest in all things astronomical since I was 12 years old and got my first telescope. I just recently built new computers with modern hardware and operating systems. Felt it was finally time after 6 years. Have to say that the processing power of a multi-core CPU and GPU is impressive. I also have attached to the Einstein@Home and MilkyWay@Home projects because I feel both projects are relevant to my interests in astrophotography and the need for up-to-date maps of the galaxy.These projects allows me to contribute my unused CPU cycles on my workstations. SETI@Home lets me vicariously 'view' through the Arecibo and Green Bank telescopes and MW puts to good use the datasets coming off the SDSS.