Greetings in the name of all distributed computing. Like the sands of time pass through the hourglass, leaving less and less until depletion, so too do the days of the first phase of the SETI@home project. SETI@home was the prototype project that opened the doors and proved that distributed computing would actually work, and work very very well. SETI@home began a new and wonderful era in the world of research. I personally doubt that the founders of the project ever imagined that they would achieve the number of participants that they have over the past few years. SETI@home was the "Big Bang", the discovery of the first cell, protein and the beginning of the very first road. Since its inception the journey down that road has led to many crossroads. Turning at those crossroads led to other projects involving biomedical research. Still others have led to technological discoveries, helped feed the poor, raised the awareness and helped the less fortunate to afford medical exams, helped save many square miles of our planet from devastation, is now beginning to map the beginnings of various species found on our planet, is also now working on refining weather predictions. The list is endless. However, as endless as the list may be, nothing can stand in the way of progress, not even the foundation of all distributed computing. A few short years ago, little did Kinguni and the small group of others who formed the first distributed computing team here at BBR, then DSLR, know that it would lead to the formation of so many other teams, all working for the betterment of mankind. Little did they know that their small team would grow to nearly 3,000 members. Little did they know that they would amass in excess of 7 MILLION completed work units. Little did they know that they and all of the forthcoming offspring teams would all achieve such high levels of standing in the world rankings of their various projects. Yet all of this has in fact come to fruition. Team Starfire is currently ranked seventh in the world. Team AnandTech, whom we have developed a great rivalry and some truly fantastic friendships with over the past couple years, currently resides in sixth place. Our rivalry has taken many turns over the past few years. A few times we led them in the standings. They are a formidable team and have some truly energetic members who achieve unbelievable results when they put out their call for assistance to keep us behind them in the standings. Now we of Team Starfire, are putting out the call to you for your assistance. Join us in this race for science and join us in the making of history as we begin this final push to become the 5th ranked Seti Team in the world. Come on over to http://www.dslreports.com/forum/seti and check us out. And if you like what you see, join us in our endeavor!