Project list

From BOINC
Jump to: navigation, search

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.

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

Quantum Monte Carlo at 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.)

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.

Biology and Medicine

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

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.

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.

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

ABC@home

  • URL: http://abcathome.com/
  • Institution: Mathematical Institute of Leiden University and Kennislink
  • Official launch: 21-11-2006
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: <platforms>http://abcathome.com/</platforms>
  • Description: Search for 'abc-triples': positive integers a,b,c such that a+b=c, a < b < c, a,b,c have no common divisors and c > rad(abc), where rad(n) is the product of the distinct prime factors of n. The ABC conjecture says that there are only finitely many a,b,c such that log(c)/log(rad(abc)) > h for any real h > 1. The ABC conjecture is currently one of the greatest open problems in mathematics. If it is proven to be true, a lot of other open problems can be answered directly from it.

Collatz Conjecture

DistrRTgen

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

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

SZTAKI Desktop Grid

WEP-M+2 Project

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

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

Miscellaneous and Unclassified

Almeregrid BOINC Grid

  • URL: http://boinc.almeregrid.nl
  • Institution: Dutch Foundation
  • Official launch: 2007
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: participates in various research projects and is the founding member of the International Desktop Grid Foundation (IDGF)

Almeregrid TestGrid - BOINC

  • URL: http://server1.almeregrid.nl/testgrid/
  • Institution: ?
  • Official launch: 15 Dec, 2007
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: This is the BOINC test Grid for Almeregrid. The goal is to experiment with BOINC test Applictions and new versions.

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

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: Active
  • 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).

Bitcoin Utopia

Personal tools