SETI@home Interview: Tapping the Grid

Here is a most interesting interview with David Anderson, Project Leader for the SETI@home distributed computing program. Among the interesting facts:

  • SETI@home now involves 0.1% of the world’s total computing capacity
  • 4.7 million volunteers in 226 countries are chipping in with computing power
  • SETI@home has performed 1.6 million years of computer processing time
  • The network is managed be a group of only 6 people

(via Roland Piquepaille’s Technology Trends)
Tapping the Grid: Interview with David Anderson – Astrobiology Magazine