SETI@home shutting down

The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence at Home (SETI@Home) project, which utilized a downloadable screen saver to harness idle CPU cycles from millions of Internet-connected PCs across the globe in order to analyze data collected from massive radio telescopes in the search for patterns that might signal intelligent life, shut down last week. However, the project is not dead. A new downloadable client will allow users to also devote spare CPU power for other research projects, such as climate change, astronomy and curing human diseases.