BOINC is a popular grid computing platform that uses the idle time on your computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) to find ways of curing diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars and do many other types of scientific research. There’s no reward, except a nice warm feeling about having contributed to the advance of science with processor cycles that would otherwise have gone to waste while you read your email or browse… um, news sites? Yes news sites. And blogs. Obviously.
You can customise processor and memory usage to suit your particular computer and situation.
Tea Drinkers Anonymous exists on nearly every project, since it was created as a BOINC-wide team. These are our results so far:
Download the latest BOINC software and choose your projects. Why not start by joining the team on WCG (World Community Grid), which covers a number of important health and environment projects at any one time?