It’s been pointed out to me by a couple of folk that the Seti@Home project is maybe not quite as worthwhile as helping out cancer research, for example, with our spare cpu cycles.
Fair point, I suppose, although I’m not sure which we’ll find first – a cure for cancer or extra terrestrial intelligence.
Anyhow, if you’re interested in helping cancer research then you can download the number crunching agent via the United Devices web site and be helping out in the background before you know it.
I think I’m going to have both of the agents running when I’m not using my PC. I mean, if we find the aliens and they turn out to have already discovered a cure for cancer then that would be pretty cool. On the other hand, if we discover a cure for cancer then maybe we can help some aliens out in the future. A win-win situation if you ask me :o)