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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

MIT’s Picower Center: Brain Sciences with Broad Backgrounds

MIT is opening the Picower Center for Learning and Memory in 2005. It “focuses the talents of a diverse array of brain scientists on a single mission: unraveling the mechanisms that drive the quintessentially human capacity to remember and to learn, as well as related functions like perception, attention and consciousness.” How come the kids at the MIT always get to do the cool stuff? (thanks Magga)
The Picower Center: About the Center