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 companies and individuals. You can participate in any number of these projects.

In deciding whether to participate in a project, read its web site and consider the following questions:

The following projects are known to us at BOINC, and we believe that their descriptions are accurate. See also a complete list of projects.

Projects have different requirements such as memory size; a partial summary is here.

If your computer is equipped with a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), you may be able to use it to compute faster.

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ABC@home Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics Mathematical Institute of Leiden University / Kennislink
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Asteroids@home Physical Science Astrophysics Charles University in Prague
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ATLAS@Home Physical Science Physics CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research)
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CAS@home Multiple applications Physics, biochemistry, and others Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Climateprediction.net Earth Sciences Climate study Oxford University
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Collatz Conjecture Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics Private
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Constellation Physical Science Aerospace-related science and engineering Rechenkraft.net, DGLR, Selfnet, and shack
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CONVECTOR Physical Science Mechanical engineering Czech Technical University in Prague
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Cosmology@Home Physical Science Astronomy University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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DistrRTgen Mathematics, computing, and games Cryptography Private
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EDGeS@Home Multiple applications European research projects MTA-SZTAKI Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems (Hungary)
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Einstein@home Physical Science Astrophysics Univ. of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Max Planck Institute
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Enigma@Home Mathematics, computing, and games Cryptography Private
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FightMalaria@Home Biology and Medicine Antimalarial drug discovery University College Dublin
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GPUGrid.net Biology and Medicine Molecular simulations of proteins Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB)
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Ibercivis Multiple applications Various Spanish research projects Spanish universities and research centers
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Leiden Classical Physical Science Chemistry Leiden University, The Netherlands
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LHC@home Physical Science Physics CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research)
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Malariacontrol.net Biology and Medicine Epidemiology The Swiss Tropical Institute
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Milkyway@home Physical Science Astronomy Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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MindModeling@Home Cognitive science and artifical intelligence Cognitive Science University of Dayton and Wright State University
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NFS@home Mathematics, computing, and games Factorization of large integers California State University Fullerton
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NumberFields@home Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics Arizona State University, school of Mathematics
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OProject@Home Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics, Physics, Artificial Intelligence Private
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POEM@HOME Biology and Medicine Protein structure prediction University of Karlsruhe (Germany)
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primaboinca Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics Hochschule RheinMain University of Applied Sciences
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PrimeGrid Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics Private
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Quake Catcher Network Distributed sensing Seismology Stanford University
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Radioactive@Home Distributed sensing Environmental research BOINC Poland Foundation
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RNA World Biology and Medicine Molecular biology Rechenkraft.net e.V.
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Rosetta@home Biology and Medicine Biology University of Washington
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SAT@home Mathematics, computing, and games Computer Science Institute for System Dynamics and Control Theory and Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Science
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SETI@home Physical Science Astrophysics, astrobiology University of California, Berkeley
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SIMAP Biology and Medicine Biology University of Vienna
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SubsetSum@Home Mathematics, computing, and games Computer Science University of North Dakota, Computer Science Department
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SZTAKI Desktop Grid Mathematics, computing, and games Mathematics MTA-SZTAKI Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems (Hungary)
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The Lattice Project Biology and Medicine Life science research University of Maryland Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
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theSkyNet POGS Physical Science Astronomy The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (Perth, Australia)
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vLHCathome Physical Science Physics CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research)
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VolPEx Mathematics, computing, and games Computer science University of Houston
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VTU@home Mathematics, computing, and games Software testing Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)
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World Community Grid Multiple applications Medical, environmental and other humanitarian research IBM Corporate Citizenship
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Yoyo@home Multiple applications Mathematics, physics, evolution Private
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If you run a BOINC-based project and would like it to be included on this list, please contact us.


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