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Other Distributed Computing Projects

This page was last updated 12/04/10

There are a growing number of these projects, so many I didn't want them to dominate my links page.  This list may contain a subject you are interested in.

These sites use the growing phenomenon of Distributed Computing with BOINC technology - the use of individually owned free standing computers sharing in the analysis of huge amounts of data to solve complex problems - the most complex known to man.  If your computer makes a lucky calculation, you can get the credit and may go down in history!  If you hear of one that isn't listed, let me know with a feedback and I'll check it out and add it.

Einstein@home - A U. of Wisconsin - Milwaukee project that 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.  If your PC finds one, I understand the star is named after you.  I'm hoping for one called: My name is Earl.

Search for stable particles- The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a particle accelerator which is being built at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, the world's largest particle physics laboratory.  A program called SixTrack, which simulates particles traveling around the LHC to study the stability of their orbits, can fit on a single PC.  That's where you come in.  This could lead to unlimited cheap energy for everyone.  You know, like talk now is?

Predictor@home - to predict protein structure from protein sequence to address critical biomedical questions of protein-related diseases.  Serious stuff.

Rosetta@Home  - The 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 such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, and malaria.  More serious stuff.

MalariaControl Project - an application that makes use of network computing for stochastic modeling of the clinical epidemiology and natural history of Plasmodium falciparum malaria.  Even more serious stuff.

Are those above to easy/simple for you?

SZTAKI Desktop Grid -  The aim of the project is to find all the generalized binary number systems up to dimension 11.  The program aims at finding many generalized binary number systems. An extensive search is performed in the finite set of matrices of given size fulfilling some necessary conditions. The difficulty is that the size of this finite set is an exponential function of the dimensionIt now seems possible to attack the case of 11 11 matrices.  This makes my face hurt. (Last sentence by Earl)

Want to help with projects that comes along in the future?  Try the next one:

World Community Grid - The mission of this project is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. Your work will be built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can change our world for the better.