.SAH File Extension

A .SAH file is a SETI@home Data File, created by Berkeley.

Open with BOINC. Available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

What is a .SAH file?

The file extension .SAH stands for a SETI@home Data File. This type of file is specifically used by the SETI@home project, which is part of a larger initiative called BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing). SETI@home aims to analyze radio signals from space to search for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. The .SAH file contains important data that helps the SETI@home program run on individual computers. This data can include information about the user participating in the project or specific tasks (called work units) that the computer needs to process. These tasks involve performing complex calculations using the computer's spare processing power.

When you participate in SETI@home, your computer downloads these .SAH files and uses them to know what calculations to perform. After processing, the results are stored in the .SAH file and sent back to the SETI@home project for further analysis.

To open and use .SAH files, you need to have the BOINC software installed on your computer. This software manages the downloading, processing, and uploading of the data contained in .SAH files. It ensures that your computer contributes to the SETI@home project effectively while you are not actively using it.

In summary, .SAH files are crucial for the functioning of the SETI@home project, allowing everyday computer users to contribute to the search for extraterrestrial life by sharing their unused computing power. The BOINC software is necessary to manage these files and facilitate the data processing tasks assigned to your computer.


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