Extraterrestrial search shutdown
After many years of being a brave supporter of SETI@home and in the more recent time BOINC I've decided now to stop accepting new workpackages on all of my instances and let the current ones finish. After that I'll uninstall all my instances of BOINC.
I'm a bit sorry for that but I've decided to do so because my instances were running on my work-computers and in the recent time the drawbacks like memory- and cpu-usage as well as the increased fan-noise because of cpu-heat began to overweight what I counted as my personal contribution to scientific research. Instead I count this removal now as another contribution to environment-awarenes by reducing the wear on my equipment and minimizing the power-consumption.
Farewell Seti, it has been a long journey since about 1998 when we met...