Are you scanning all of the movies first?

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Sundevil
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Are you scanning all of the movies first?

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Or is the microscope going to be working on scanning more movies in the next few months?

Do you have a count as to how many movies there are currently?

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Post by albutterworth »

Once we're up and running we'll post the focus movies as quickly as we produce them - probably in batches every few days.
Before we launch the VM we would like to have a few tiles scanned and processed so we can be confident we're past the false starts.

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Launch Date?

Post by king_pigeon »

When exactly do you expect to be up and running?

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Re: Launch Date?

Post by gookia2000 »

[quote="king_pigeon"]When exactly do you expect to be up and running?[/quote]

good question pigeon...
i have been waiting for this since last year!
and the constant delays almost made me go mad...

but, kudos to the stardust@home team! you have all been working very hard...

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Post by _Tilion_ »

Can someone give an indication of the work size of the project? How many focus movies will be scanned? And will that be enough work so that all 100000+ potential volunteers can have their share? (although I doubt that all of the pre-registered people will actually be participating)

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Post by Sundevil »

I think I've read that there will be close to 1.6 million. And since they are going to have 4 different people view each movie, that would be 6.4 million. Then they are supposed to put in calibration movies to make sure you really are looking for particles.

I don't think that there will be a problem of running out of movies anytime soon.

I'm interested to see how long it takes to complete as well.

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The original forecast was about 6 months- a mere fraction of the twenty or so years if the return samples were examined traditionally.
There are a lot of variables though, even with a flawless performance on the technical end.

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Post by jamesjt »

Ugh. I just wanna know when I can start searching! I'm going crazy waiting! I do want to thank the stardust@home team for all thier hard work though. But I'm dying here!

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Post by annaz »

We're also going to have to rescan some of the tiles, so I wouldn't worry about running out of movies for everyone :D

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Post by gcarlsen »

albutterworth wrote: Before we launch the VM we would like to have a few tiles scanned and processed so we can be confident we're past the false starts.

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