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Volunteer powered projects


Whether you're into improving health, interesting mathematics, solving climate change or finding life on other planets, volunteer computing has something for you. The choice is bewildering! Many BOINC projects carry a "@home" suffix.
Just remember, like anything on the Web, you need to be careful with what you download.
Make sure you only download volunteer computing software from legitimate sources.


Climateprediction.net: Climate research
Compute Against Cancer: Cancer research
FightAIDS@Home: HIV/AIDS research
Folding@Home: Disease research
GridRepublic: Many exciting and different research projects

LHC@home: High energy physics
GIMPS: Mathematics
SETI@home: Extraterrestrial intelligence
The Charity Engine
World Community Grid: Many different projects all with humanitarian aims

 


PROJECT DETAILS

Climateprediction.net

Climate research

SYNOPSIS

Climateprediction.net investigates state-of-the-art climate models, studying the response of climate to slight tweaks in the models.
Join Climateprediction.net


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Compute Against Cancer

Cancer research

SYNOPSIS

Compute Against Cancer helps researchers study the structure and behaviour of cancer cells and create better ways to screen new cancer drugs.
Join Compute Against Cancer


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FightAIDS@Home

HIV and AIDS research

SYNOPSIS

FightAIDS@Home models the evolution of HIV drug resistance and  evaluates prospective candidates for HIV drug discovery. The project recently joined World Community grid, which now has more than one million volunteers signed up. Run by the Olson Lab at the Scripps Research Institute in the U.S.
Join FightAIDS@home


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Folding@Home

Disease research

SYNOPSIS

Folding@Home studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation and related diseases. Run by Stanford University with partners from around the globe.
Join Folding@Home


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GridRepublic

Single login makes volunteer computing easy

SYNOPSIS

GridRepublic makes volunteer computing simple, giving you a single login to manage all the BOINC-powered volunteer computing projects you wish to contribute to, including many of the projects on this page.  GridRepublic makes contributing to a volunteer grid as easy as checking your email. You can even manage multiple computers from this site.
Join GridRepublic


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LHC@home

High energy physics

SYNOPSIS

Since 2004, LHC@home has been supporting accelerator physicists simulating the proton beam stability of the Large Hadron Collider.
Join LHC@home


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Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search

Mathematics

SYNOPSIS

The GIMPS project seeks to discover new world-record-size Mersenne primes (Prime numbers of the form 2n-1 )
 Join GIMPS


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SETI@home

Extraterrestrial intelligence

SYNOPSIS

SETI@home searches for intelligent life outside Earth. Run from the University of California-Berkeley in the US.
Join SETI@home


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The Charity Engine

Raising money through computing

SYNOPSIS

Unique BOINC grid for hire from March 2011. Volunteers join because it raises money for top charities and also has a series of $1m prize draws, so any ethical project is permitted to use it.


PROJECT DETAILS

World Community Grid

Supports multiple volunteer computing projects.

SYNOPSIS

World Community Grid tackles projects that benefit humanity. All results are made public for the global research community. Sponsored by IBM.
Join World Community Grid

 




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