Sunday, November 05, 2006

BOINC: compute for science

Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing

Want to donate your idle computer time to science projects?

BOINC is a program that lets you donate your idle computer time to projectslikeSETI@home,, Einstein@home, and many others. It's safe, secure, and easy:

After installing BOINC on your computer, you can connect it to as many of these projects as you like.

SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data. is the largest experiment to try and produce a forecast of the climate in the 21st century. To do this, we need people around the world to give us time on their computers - time when they have their computers switched on, but are not using them to their full capacity.

Einstein@Home is a program that uses your computer's idle time to search for spinning neutron stars (also called pulsars) using data from the LIGO and GEO gravitational wave detectors. Einstein@Home is a World Year of Physics 2005 project supported by the American Physical Society (APS) and by a number of international organizations.

Join team nutty

To participate:

  1. Choose projects
  2. Download and run BOINC software:
  3. Enter the project URLs, your email address, and password.
  4. Join a team - team nutty
  5. Any problems installing, running boinc, joining team nutty, or want to know more, e-mail me at

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