Crypto currency miners «hinder the search for extraterrestrial intelligence»

At the American Institute of search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) have complained that they are unable to purchase required to research the graphics card, which bought the crypto currency miners.

«We need to use our latest graphics processors, but we cannot get them as they are sold exclusively on pre-orders, but even in this case, it’s a big problem,» said Dan Werthimer (Dan Wertthimer) Professor research center Berkeley SETI.

At the end of 2017 at the expense of the crypto currency miners, the demand for graphic chips has greatly increased, thereby increasing the revenue of the world’s major manufacturers AMD and nVidia.

«We need you to scan as many frequency channels as we can’t know which of them will be broadcast a signal of extraterrestrial intelligence,» explained Wertheimer.

He stressed that research institutes have enough money for the purchase of necessary equipment, but when they contact a supplier, in response, I hear only one thing – «they simply Have not.»

According to the Professor, the miners are hampering the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and they soon will be possible to answer the question: «are we Alone in the universe?».

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