The Berkley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing - BOINC, makes it simple for you to donate some of that idle processing capacity you have on your desk for the good of humanity, or just to see what distributed computing is all about.
Acacia is pleased to be participating in various projects since as far back as Jan 2003 on the SETI project. Click on the links below to find out more.
In case you were wondering SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. You can use your PC to analyse signals from the Arecibo Radio Observatory and help scientists find ET.
Check out the SETI project .
Check out how we are going at SETI.
Rosetta@home is a scientific research project that uses internet-connected computers to predict and design protein structures, and protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions. Their goal is to develop methods that accurately predict and design protein structures and complexes, an endeavor that may ultimately help researchers develop cures for human diseases
LHC@home assist the preparatory data analysis effort for the Large Hadron Collider - a particle accelerator which is being built at CERN and will be the worlds most powerful instrument ever build to study particle physics.
Einstein@Home 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 currently searching the most sensitive 600 hours of data from LIGO's fourth science run, S4.
You simply need a Windows or Linux system. Many systems are even better.
- Personal computer.
- Dial up or permanent internet connection.
You can download a screen saver or Linux background process and other tools from Berkeley by clicking this link.
- Why not try to develop your own parallel processing application like SETI.
- ...you tell me....
Click here to check out the list of other projects.
You may also like to click here to check out the list of Artificial Intelligence projects.
You might also like to submit your idea to our Free Ideas page for the benefit of other like-minded soles.