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This page lists the Complete BOINC-based projects that we are aware of. Note that some have not been verified, some are Test sites for other projects and some may have been inactive for some time but not yest declared Retired.

This is not a comprehensive list. BOINC can be used by anybody for their own distributed computing projects, either public or private.

Please be aware that the BOINC project and the University of California

  • DO NOT endorse these projects,
  • DO NOT guarantee that the information about them presented here is accurate, and
  • DO NOT guarantee that it is safe to run their applications.

We recommend that you read a project's web site carefully before volunteering for it.

A list of projects whose information has been verified by the BOINC project may be found at here.

N.B.: Not all projects listed are continuously active, or have work to be done, and may not be recognized by BOINC. Each project's status is subject to change at any time based on work provided it, server functionality, and other factors.

Astronomy/Physics/Chemistry

Albert@Home

  • URL: http://albertathome.org
  • Institution: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Official launch: 2005?
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Albert@Home is a Test site used for testing Einstein@Home programs searching for gravitational waves from spinning Neutron Stars.

Asteroids@home

  • URL: http://asteroids@home.net/boinc/
  • Institution: Charles University in Prague
  • Official launch: June,2012.
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: <platforms>http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/</platforms>
  • Description: The project Asteroids@home was started with the aim to significantly enlarge our knowledge of physical proportions of asteroids.

Atlas@Home

  • URL: http://atlasathome.cern.ch/
  • Institution: European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  • Official launch: June,2014
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: <platforms>http://atlasathome.cern.ch/</platforms>
  • Description: ATLAS is a particle physics experiment at the Large Hedron Collider at CERN, that searches for new particles and processes using head-on collisions of protons od extraordinary high energy.

CMS-dev

  • URL: http://boincai05.cern.ch/CMS-dev/
  • Institution: ?
  • Official launch: 13 Feb 2015
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Search for fundamental particles and physics at CERN's LHC


Cosmology@Home

Einstein@home

Leiden Classical

  • URL: http://boinc.gorlaeus.net/
  • Institution: Leiden University
  • Official launch: 05-12-2005
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: <platforms>http://boinc.gorlaeus.net/</platforms>
  • Description: Surface science calculations using Classical Dynamics. In contrast to other projects, Leiden Classical allows volunteers, students and other scientists to submit their personal calculations to the grid. Each user has his own personal queue for Classical Dynamics jobs. In this way students have used the grid to simulate liquid argon, or to test the validity of the ideal gas law by actually doing the simulations through the grid.

LHC@home

MilkyWay@Home

SETI@home

  • URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/
  • Institution: Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, with support from Sun Microsystems, the Planetary Society, and others
  • Official launch: 17 May 1999
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), SPARC Solaris, SPARC Solaris 2.7, Windows, Linux/x64
  • Description: SETI@home searches through data from the radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, looking for narrow-bandwidth radio signals which might be taken as evidence of extraterrestrial technology. (SETI stands for Search for Extra-Terestrial Intelligence.)

SETI@home/Astropulse Beta

  • URL: http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/
  • Institution: University of California
  • Official launch: 15 Jun 2005
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Astropulse is a new type of SETI. It expands on the original SETI@home but does not replace it. Astropulse listens for broader-band short-time signals as opposed to the narroband signals searched for in SETI@home. Since 2005 this site was also used as a Test site for SETI@Home.


theSkyNet POGS

  • URL: http://pogs.theskynet.org/pogs/
  • Institution: The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (Perth, Australia
  • Official launch: 03-08-2012
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: <platforms>http://pogs.theskynet.org/pogs/</platforms>
  • Description: We will combine the spectral coverage of GALEX, Pan-STARRS1, and WISE to generate a multi-wavelength UV-optical-NIR galaxy atlas for the nearby Universe. We will measure physical parameters (such as stellar mass surface density, star formation rate surface density, attenuation, and first-order star formation history) on a resolved pixel-by-pixel basis using spectral energy distribution (SED) fitting techniques in a distributed computing mode.

Universe@Home

  • URL: http://universeathome.pl/universe/
  • Institution: University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Official launch: 21 Feb 2015
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Research in Physics and Astronomy


VirtualLHC@Home

  • URL: http://lhcathome2.cern.ch/vLHCathome/
  • Institution: European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  • Official launch: 2011
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: The theory simulations that have been running as Test4Theory since 2011, were the first of a series of physics applications running on the LHC@home platform. Soon the theory simulations will be followed by more simulations from the LHC experiment collaborations. These applications exploit virtual machine technology, enabling volunteers to contribute to the huge computational task of searching for new fundamental particles and physics at CERN's LHC.


Biology and Medicine

DENIS@Home

  • URL: http://enis.usj.es/denisathome/
  • Institution: San Jorge University, Zargoza, Spain.
  • Official launch: 20 Mar 2015.
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Research in Cardiac Electrophysiology.


GPUGrid

  • URL: http://www.gpugrid.net
  • Institution: University Pompeu Fabra
  • Official launch: 12-05-2007
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: <platforms>http://www.ps3grid.net</platforms>
  • Description: GPUGrid is a volunteer computing project on the PlayStation3 for full-atom molecular simulations of proteins.Your contribution is very important because our CellMD software runs over an order of magnitude faster on the PlayStation3 opening the way to innovative scientific experiments.

Malariacontrol.net

  • URL: http://www.malariacontrol.net
  • Institution: The Swiss Tropical Institute
  • Official launch: 19-12-2006
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: <platforms>http://www.malariacontrol.net</platforms>
  • Description: Simulation models of the transmission dynamics and health effects of malaria are an important tool for malaria control. They can be used to determine optimal strategies for delivering mosquito nets, chemotherapy, or new vaccines which are currently under development and testing. Such modeling is extremely computer intensive, requiring simulations of large human populations with a diverse set of parameters related to biological and social factors that influence the distribution of the disease.

Poem@Home

RNA World

  • URL: http://www.rnaworld.de/rnaworld/
  • Institution: based at Rechencraft.net
  • Official launch: 21 May 2009
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Indentify, analyze, structurally predict and design RNA molecules

RALPH@Home

  • URL: http://ralph.bakerlab.org
  • Institution: University of Washington
  • Official launch: Feb 2006
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: RALPH@Home is the official test project for Rosetta@Home. The goal for RALPH@Home is to improve Rosetta@Home working on Molecular Biology.


Rosetta@home

  • URL: http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/
  • Institution: University of Washington
  • Official launch: 26-06-2005
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: <platforms>http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/</platforms>
  • Description: Determine the 3-dimensional shapes of proteins in research that may ultimately lead to finding cures for some major human diseases. By running Rosetta@home you will help us speed up and extend our research in ways we couldn't possibly attempt without your help. You will also be helping our efforts at designing new proteins to fight diseases such as HIV, Malaria, Cancer, and Alzheimer's.

Sat@Home

  • URL: http://sat.isa.ru/pdsat/
  • Institution: Institute for Information Transmission Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences, department of Distributed Computing.
  • Official launch: 29 Sep 2011
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: <platforms>http://sat.isa.ru/</platforms>
  • Description: Sat@home is a research project to solve hard and practically important problems,(dysreate functions in version problems, dyscreat optimizations, bioinformatics, etc.)


The Lattice Project

Cognitive Science

MindModeling@Home

Earth and Environmental Science

Climateprediction.net

  • URL: http://climateprediction.net/
  • Institution: University of Oxford
  • Official launch: 12-09-2003
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: <platforms>http://climateprediction.net/</platforms>
  • Description: Investigates the approximations that have to be made in state-of-the-art climate models. By running the model thousands of times we hope to find out how the model responds to slight tweaks to these approximations - slight enough to not make the approximations any less realistic. This will allow us to improve our understanding of how sensitive our models are to small changes and also to things like changes in carbon dioxide and the sulphur cycle. This will allow us to explore how climate may change in the next century under a wide range of different scenarios.

Radioactive@Home

  • URL: http://radioactiveathome.org/boinc/
  • Institution: Private. Polish Scientific project
  • Official launch: 16 Apr 2011
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: The goal of the project is to create a constantly update map of radiation available to all. You will need to purchase additional equipment to participate.

Quake Catcher Network - Seismic Monitoring

  • URL: http://qcn.stanford.edu/sensor/
  • Institution: A joint project between Stanford University and University of California at Riverside
  • Official launch: 03-02-2008
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: <platforms>http://qcn.stanford.edu/sensor/</platforms>
  • Description: Research, education, and outreach in seismology. This is a 'non-CPU' intensive project. The project was formerly known as "QCN Alpha" or "QCN Alpha Test" but is now an active 'live' project. An accelerometer is needed to run this project. Some computers have this built in (i.e. Apple Macbook laptops & IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad laptops). For others, a USB attachment is necessary. The aim of the project is to detect seismic events via attached (internal laptop or external USB) accelerometers; which are then reported to the system servers at Stanford.

Mathematics, Computing, and Games

123Numbers.org:Van Der Waerden Numbers

  • URL: http://www.vdwnumbers.org/vdwnumbers
  • Institution: Private
  • Official launch: Mar 2015
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Mathematical problem solutions to Van Der Waerden Theorum

Collatz Conjecture

Enigma@Home

  • URL: http://www.enigmaathome.net/
  • Institution: unknown
  • Official launch: 09-09-2007
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: <platforms>http://www.enigmaathome.net/</platforms>
  • Description: Enigma@Home is a wrapper between BOINC and Stefan Krah's M4 Project. The M4 Project is an effort to break 3 original Enigma messages with the help of distributed computing. The signals were intercepted in the North Atlantic in 1942 and are believed to be unbroken.

Moo! Wrapper

NFS@Home

  • URL: http://escatter11.fullerton.edu/nfs/
  • Institution: California State University Fullerton
  • Official launch: 5 Sep 2009
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Performing Lattice Sieving step in the Number Field Sieve factorization of large integers.

Number Fields@home

  • URL: http://numberfields.as.edu/NumberFields/
  • Institution: School of Mathematics Arizona State University
  • Official launch: 8 Aug 2011
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Research in number theory

Primaboinca

  • URL: http://www.primaboinca.com
  • Institution: University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden
  • Official launch: 26 Jul 2010
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Hypothesis in number theory

PrimeGrid

  • URL: http://www.primegrid.com/
  • Institution: Private
  • Official launch: July 12, 2005
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: <platforms>http://www.primegrid.com/</platforms>
  • Description: Primegrid is generating a public sequential prime number database, and is searching for large twin primes of the form k*2n+1 and k*2n-1

SRBase

  • URL: http://srbase.myfirewall.org/sr5/
  • Institution: ?
  • Official launch: 27 Nov 2014
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Solving Mathematical problems of Sierpinski/Riesel Base


SZTAKI Desktop Grid

Van Der Waerden Numbers

  • URL: http://www.vdwnumbers.org/vdwnumbers/
  • Institution: Private. A project of Daniel Monroe who is a student at Takoma Park Middle School.
  • Official launch: Mar 2015
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Mathematical solutions relating to Van Der Waerden Theorem


WEP-M+2 Project

YAFU

  • URL: http://yafu.myfirewall.org/yafu/
  • Institution: Private
  • Official launch: 28 Aug 2011
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Factorizing Utility. Factoring numbers of 80 - 110 digits length.


Multi-Application Projects

BOINC@Fiit

  • URL: http://boinc.fiit.stuba.sk/
  • Institution: Faculty of Informatics and Internet Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
  • Official launch: 2014
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Research in varied projects


CAS@HOME

Citizen Science Grid

  • URL: http://volunteer.cs.und.edu/csg/
  • Institution: University of North Dakota (UND). It is hosted by the UND's Computaional Research Center and IT Systems and services.
  • Official launch: 23 April, 2013
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: The project is dedicated to supporting a wide range of research and educational projects.


EDGeS@Home

  • URL: http://home.edges.grid.eu/home/
  • Institution: MTA-SZTAKI Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed System (Hungary)
  • Official launch: 28/10/2009
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: The aim of EDGeS@Home project is to support the execution of selected and validated scientific application developed by the International Desktop Grid Foundation (IDGF)

FiND@Home

  • URL: http://findah.ucd.ie/
  • Institution: Complex of Adaptive Systems Laboratory(CASL) University College Dublin (UCD)
  • Official launch: 20/07/2012
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: The goal of CASL is to become a globally recognised institute in applied mathematics, computational science and informatics.

IBERCIVIS

  • URL: http://registro.ibercivis.es/
  • Institution: Spanish Universities and Research Centers.
  • Official launch: September,2008
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Research in Physics, material science and biomedicine

TN-Grid

  • URL: http://gene.disi.unitn.it/test/
  • Institution: University of Trento Italy
  • Official launch: 19 Dec 2013
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: The first project is gene@home hosted by the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science


World Community Grid

  • URL: http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/
  • Institution: IBM Corporate Community Relations
  • Official launch: 16 Nov 2004
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac
  • Description: To further critical non-profit research on some of humanity's most pressing problems by creating the world's largest volunteer computing grid. Research includes HIV/AIDS, cancer, muscular dystrophy, dengue fever, and many more.

Yoyo@home

Volpex

  • URL: http://volpexathome,cs.uh.edu/VolPEx/
  • Institution: University of Houston
  • Official launch: 2011
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: An execution environment for Robust Parallel Computing on Volunteer PC Grids


Miscellaneous and Unclassified

Bitcoin Utopia

BURP

  • URL: http://burp.renderfarming.net/
  • Institution: ?
  • Official launch: 16 Jun, 2004
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: A publicly distributed system rendering 3D animation

DistributedDataMining

  • URL: http://www.distributeddatamining.org/
  • Institution: Private, project management by Nicko Schlitter
  • Official launch: March,2010
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Research in Simulations, Data analysis and Machine Learning.

Gerasim@Home

  • URL: http://gerasim.boinc.ru/gerasim/
  • Institution: based in Russia, further details unavailable
  • Official launch: 02-10-2007
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: <platforms>http://gerasim.boinc.ru/gerasim/</platforms>
  • Description: As of May 2008, Gerasim is in the development stage and lacks a specific science goal. Apparently project administrators are setting up the essentials of a BOINC project with the intention of finding a researcher to use the project.

Pirates@Home

  • URL: http://pirates.spy-hill.net/
  • Institution: Spy Hill Research (under contract to LIGO)
  • Official launch: 02-06-2004
  • Project status: intermittent (permanent test project)
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
  • Description: Pirates@Home was originally set up as a prototype for Einstein@Home. The name was chosen to make it clear that it was only a test project, not the beginning of Einstein@Home. The original Pirates@Home was shut down in June 2005 after Einstein@Home was underway. The project reappeared in January 2006 on a different server to act as a test stand for another LIGO-related project, called Interactions in Understanding the Universe (I2U2).

SLinCA@Home

  • URL: http://dg.imp.kiev.ua/slinca/
  • Institution: Ukraine Academy of Sciences
  • Official launch: 2012
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Research in material science


WUProp@Home

  • URL: http://wuprop.boinc-af.org
  • Institution: Private
  • Official launch: 27 Mar 2010
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Collects Work Unit properties of BOINC projects such as computation time, memory and disk space requirements, checkpoint intervals and report times.


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