Vote! Gravity wave or Pulsar hunt?

Mike
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Who would like to be able to choose between the gravity wave search or the pulsar hunt? I wish the
einstein@home staff would enable the Arecibo search
only selection.
Does anybody else agree with this idea?
Please state your views on this.

Donald A. Tevault
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Vote! Gravity wave or Pulsar hunt?

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Who would like to be able to choose between the gravity wave search or the pulsar hunt? I wish the
einstein@home staff would enable the Arecibo search
only selection.
Does anybody else agree with this idea?
Please state your views on this.

Considering that E@H's main purpose is to search for gravity waves, I think it makes more sense to leave things as they are.

Paul D. Buck
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RE: Who would like to be

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Who would like to be able to choose between the gravity wave search or the pulsar hunt?


My failing memory says that the whole point of AP at SaH originally was to hunt for pulsars and other oddities like that ... should they not be the ones to start up the hunt?

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RE: RE: Who would like

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Who would like to be able to choose between the gravity wave search or the pulsar hunt?

My failing memory says that the whole point of AP at SaH originally was to hunt for pulsars and other oddities like that ... should they not be the ones to start up the hunt?


No, the primary purpose is still to look for extra-terrestrial intelligence. But the SETI@home project team are aware of the possibility that something else might turn up, and wouldn't be averse to the free publicity such a discovery might bring them.

Here's how they put it on the Astropulse FAQ page:

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What else might Astropulse find?

In addition to ET, Astropulse might detect other sources, such as rapidly rotating pulsars, exploding primordial black holes, or as-yet unknown astrophysical phenomena.

You can imagine that SETI@home is a search for a gold needle (ET) in a haystack. During the search for a gold needle, Astropulse might occasionally find a silver needle (a pulsar or black hole.) These silver needles have their own scientific value, even if they don't represent extraterrestrial communications.

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From a recent article in

From a recent article in "Nature" magazine I learned that the Allen Telescope Array is looking for SETI only a third of it observing time. Another third is dedicated to astronomical research and a third third for a watch of satellites and space debris, managed by the US Air Force, which also pays the bill of the whole operating costs.
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RE: managed by the US Air

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managed by the US Air Force, which also pays the bill of the whole operating costs.
Tullio


I suppose US Air force don't produce anything to earn money.
That is, US citizens pay the bill, not Army. Army just has % from citizens money for their own needs.
;)

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RE: RE: managed by the

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managed by the US Air Force, which also pays the bill of the whole operating costs.
Tullio

I suppose US Air force don't produce anything to earn money.
That is, US citizens pay the bill, not Army. Army just has % from citizens money for their own needs.
;)


According to Nature it pays one and a half million dollars a year. This is one hundredth of the cost of a Raptor F22 air superiority fighter plane.
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I agree that we need to have

I agree that we need to have a switch to turn on and off each type of applications. Sometimes I think that I want to concentrate my hardware on S5R5 search instead of ABP search even if it will be done by a Nvidia chips.
Anyway, I can run an Astropulse if I would like to participate in a ABP. May be I'm wrong, but there is no significant difference between ABP1 and Astropulse...

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RE: I agree that we need to

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I agree that we need to have a switch to turn on and off each type of applications. Sometimes I think that I want to concentrate my hardware on S5R5 search instead of ABP search even if it will be done by a Nvidia chips.
Anyway, I can run an Astropulse if I would like to participate in a ABP. May be I'm wrong, but there is no significant difference between ABP1 and Astropulse...


I am getting very few Astropulse units. Instead I am currently running ABP1 units on my Linux box, no CUDA.
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Both seem laudible aims to

Both seem laudible aims to me, I have no preference therefore a switch will not help me. However, I can see that it would be of benefit to others.

Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream.

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RE: ..and a third third for

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..and a third third for a watch of satellites and space debris, managed by the US Air Force, which also pays the bill of the whole operating costs.


Since the US Air Force probably put lots of the debris there in the first place, they manage to keep an eye on their own trash. ;-)

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