Choosing BOINC projects

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BOINC is used by many volunteer computing projects. Some are based at universities and research labs, others are run by private groups or individuals. You can participate in any number of these projects.

In deciding whether to participate in a project, read its web site and think about: Does the project clearly describe its goals? Are these goals important and beneficial? Has the project published results in peer-reviewed journals or conferences? See A list of scientific publications of BOINC projects. Do you trust the project to use proper security practices? Who owns the results of the computation? Will they be freely available? Will they belong to a company?

The following projects are known to us at BOINC, and we believe that their descriptions are accurate. Name Mouse over for details; click to visit web siteCategoryAreaSponsorSupported platforms Amicable Numbers Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics Independent Details Asteroids@home Physical Science Astrophysics Charles University in Prague Details BOINC Central Multiple applications Multiple science areas University of California, Berkeley Details Climateprediction.net Earth Sciences Climate study Oxford University Details DENIS@Home Biology and Medicine Medical physiology San Jorge University, Zaragoza, Spain Details Einstein@home Physical Science Astrophysics University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (USA), Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics - Hanover (Germany) Details Gerasim@Home Mathematics, computing, and games Computer engineering Southwest State University (Russia) Details GPUGrid.net Biology and Medicine Molecular simulations of proteins Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) Details iThena Mathematics, computing, and games Computer science Cyber-Complex Foundation Details LHC@home Physical Science Physics CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) Details LODA Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics Independent Details Milkyway@home Physical Science Astronomy Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Details Moo! Wrapper Mathematics, computing, and games Cryptography and combinatorics Independent Details NFS@home Mathematics, computing, and games Factorization of large integers California State University Fullerton Details NumberFields@home Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics Arizona State University, school of Mathematics Details ODLK Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics Independent Details ODLK1 Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics Independent Details PrimeGrid Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics Independent Details Radioactive@Home Distributed sensing Environmental research BOINC Poland Foundation Details RakeSearch Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics Karelian Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences Details Ramanujan Machine Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics Independent Details RNA World Biology and Medicine Molecular biology Rechenkraft.net e.V. Details Rosetta@home Biology and Medicine Biology University of Washington Details SIDock@home Biology and Medicine Biomedicine The COVID.SI project and the Karelian Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences Details SRBase Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics Independent Details Universe@Home Physical Science Astronomy University of Warsaw Details World Community Grid Multiple applications Medical, environmental and other humanitarian research Krembil Research Institute Details YAFU Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics Independent Details Yoyo@home Multiple applications Mathematics Independent Details

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