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Analyse sound speed through ocean layers
Acoustics@Home profiles the underwater acoustics of the Sea of Japan, creating a map of sound speed across various depths. If the sound speed of the water layer closest to the surface is known, we want to model the values of sound speed for other 4 water layers to derive the distances between sources and the receivers of a signal.
Math, Computing & Games
Search for Amicable Number pairs
Amicable number pairs are two numbers where the sum of the divisors of one is equal to the other. Having mystical properties, amicable number have been used as symbols of love since the days of the Pythagoreans, over 2500 years ago. The project stared in January 2017 and has discovered over 1000 new pairs, come join the fun!
Asteroid Spin - Shadow Analysis
This project derives shapes and spin of our local asteroid population. We start with a visual recording of the flicker of a tumbling asteroid, and calculate both its shape and its tumble modes, creating and cataloging a convex shape model along with the directions of the spin axes and their rotation periods.
Blender Animation Rendering Project
Animators can build their work through the Big and Ugly Rendering Project (BURP), renderfarm.net's open source 3D renderer. Create your animation in Blender, the open-source 3D creation suite, and upload your animation to be rendered into the finished product. Join the server farm and help your fellow animators!
Biology - Medicine
Join the FALCON team!
The main application, "TreeThreader", predicts protein structure, the goal of "FALCON@Home". Worldwide biologists can submit their protein sequences for structure prediction - we are the back-end for this public service. This service just opened to the public, and CAS@home expects many more biologists to use it in the near future.
DNA@Home - SubsetSum@Home - Wildlife@Home
Univ. of North Dakota's Computer Science Dept. hosts a range of projects including selective gene expression, analyzing wildlife observation video, scanning tweets. and training neural networks. This is a busy set of projects, with an active forum and dedicated staff.. join today!
Climate Research
Climate Modeling - Weather@Home
Climateprediction.net is the world's largest climate modelling project. We run climate models on people’s home computers to help answer questions about how climate change is affecting our world, ocean temperature, rainfall patterns, CO2 emissions and more. This is one of the largest, longest and most important projects in BOINC.
NASA Climate Modeling Project
Climate@Home is a project that simulates a number of Earth models based on the ModelE package from Goddard Space Systems. The simulation models atmospheric chemistry, aerosols, the carbon cycle and other tracers, as well as ocean, sea ice and land surface components. This is part of an ongoing project by the NASA Earth Sciences Division.
Math, Computing & Games
The Collatz Conjecture
The Collatz conjucture is a classic conundrum in interger math - start with a number - halve it if even or triple it and add one if odd - eventually you end at one and go no further.. and yet there is no proof. Paul Erdős said about the Collatz conjecture: "Mathematics may not be ready for such problems." Collatz is one of the oldest projects running in the boinc family.
Cosmological Model Analysis
Help search for the model which best describes our Universe and to find the range of models that agree with available cosmological and particle physics data. This is an advanced project, special CPU features (VT-x or AMD-v) and VirtualBox are required. Visit cosmology@home website for details.
Biology - Medicine
Cardiac Modelling & Simulations
Electrophysiological models are powerful tools to study the electrical activity of cells, yet they are very complex and it’s necessary to test the many different possible parameters and conditions. DENIS uses BOINC to fine-tune their various models via large packets of cardiac electrophysiology simulations.
Search for Multi-Targeting Drugs
Drugs are typically "one target-one drug", affecting unrelated cells in the body and leading to undesirable side effects. Multi-target drugs focus more closely on specific cells, leading to more efficient therapy with fewer side effects.
Gravitational Wave Observatory
Einstein@Home searches for weak space-time distortions from spinning neutron stars (pulsars) using data from the LIGO gravitational-wave detectors at Hanford, WA and Livingston, LA, and the Fermi gamma-ray satellite. The goal is to make the first direct observations of gravitational waves from spinning neutron stars.
Curios & Ephemera
Decode Enigma messages
This project is an effort to break original encoded Enigma messages with the help of distributed computing. The signals were intercepted in the North Atlantic in 1942 and are believed to be unbroken. Several messages have been decoded so far, using a combination of hill-climbing algorithms and brute force, work continues to this day.
Malaria Vaccine Development
Malaria is a disease is most prevalent in poorer countries, where it infects 216 million people and kills 650,000 each year, mostly African children under 5 years old. Plasmodium falciparum continues to evolve resistance to available medication. We urgently need new drugs to replace existing drugs. These new drugs need to target NEW proteins in the parasite. The FightMalaria@Home project is aimed at finding these new targets
Math, Computing & Games
Discrete Mathematics and Logic Control
Logic control is an important process in manufacturing, high-speed and real-time system performance and response. Complex systems require special attention to timing and synchronization between parallel controllers. Our project explores several methods for separating parallel algorithms when designing interconnected complex logic systems.
Curios & Ephemera
Monkeys and Shakespeare
Infinite monkeys with infinite typewriters will eventually reproduce the works of Wm. Shakespeare. This project examines the limits on both the numbers of monkey and typewriters, by using our network to simulate a team of monkeys and check the results.
NVidia High-Performance Grid
Graphics processors are excellent for 3D simulations, and molecular dynamics is the most challenging task imaginable. Interactions between molecules are impossible to calculate, so simulations are run to create a "virtual experiment". This project is especially geared for the NVidia family of video chips, so check your system to see if it's NVidia-compatible.
Ciencia Cuidana - Science of the Citizen
Ibercivis is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to do research in physics, material science and biomedicine. Ibercivis is based at several institutes and universities, like Zaragoza, CETA-CIEMAT, CSIC, Coimbra, and is currently running 6 projects, a range from folding to a wilson prime search and a variety of simulation programs.
Math, Computing & Games
Research into Grid computing
Lattice is a research project in grid computing, developing techniques and processes for harnessing thousands of computers and join them in unison. Over 20 applications have been ported to BOINC, the Lattice group has several publications on grid implementation.
Classical Dynamics for any scientist or science student!
Desktop computer grid dedicated for learning both classical dynamics (planetary motion, molecular dynamics, etc.), and a simple, robust implementation of BOINC. Several finished examples and complete documentation make this an excellent site for researchers to harness the power of the atHome network.
Physics & Chemistry
CERN's Large Hadron Collider
These are research projects that use Internet-connected computers to advance Particle and Accelerator Physics based on CERN's Large Hadron Collider. Fine-tune the LHC's beam dynamics with Six-Track, simulate anti-matter interactions in ALICE and look for never-before-seen phenomena from the ATLAS and CMS detectors. Join the largest, most popular scientific endeavor today!
Space Sciences
3D Model of Universe via Sloan Sky Survey
Milkyway@Home is creating a highly accurate 3-D model of the Milky Way using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, starting with the Sagittarius Stream, a polar band of stars orbiting our galaxy The Milky Way is merging This project enables research in how our galaxy was formed, especially how tidal tails are created when galaxies merge.
Cognitive Models
This project focuses on computational cognitive process modeling to better understand the human mind. We improve on the scientific foundations that explain the mechanisms and processes that enable and moderate human performance and learning.
Curios & Ephemera
BOINC wrapper for Distributed.net
Distributed.net is another home computing network that uses their own, non-BOINC software. Moo is a wrapper, a package that allows BOINC users to run distributed.net projects. Distributed.net is running two projects, cracking the 72-bit RSA secret-key challenge and searching for optimised golumb rulers of 24 or more marks.
Math, Computing & Games
Number Fields - Cunningham Project
NFS@Home is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to do the lattice sieving step in the Number Field Sieve factorization of large integers. As a young school student, you gained your first experience at breaking an integer into prime factors, such as 15 = 3 * 5 or 35 = 5 * 7. NFS@Home is a continuation of that experience, only with integers that are hundreds of digits long. Most recent large factorizations have been done primarily by large clusters at universities. With NFS@Home you can participate in state-of-the-art factorizations simply by downloading and running a free program on your computer. The numbers what we are factoring are chosen from the Cunningham project. Started in 1925, it is one of the oldest continuously ongoing projects in computational number theory.
Math, Computing & Games
Number Fields
NumberFields@home is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to do research in number theory. You can participate by downloading and running a free program on your computer. NumberFields@home searches for fields with special properties. The primary application of this research is in the realm of algebraic number theory. Number theorists can mine the data for interesting patterns to help them formulate conjectures about number fields. Ultimately, this research will lead to a deeper understanding of the properties of numbers, the basic building blocks of all mathematics. NumberFields@home is based at the school of mathematics at Arizona State University.
Simulate Molecular Crystals
OPTIMA@HOME is a research project that uses BOINC to solve challenging large-scale optimization problems. The goal is to find a minimum (or maximum) for a given function, our project runs an application that is aimed at solving molecular conformation problem. This is a very challenging global optimization problem consisting in finding the atomic cluster structure that has the minimal possible potential energy. Such structures plays an important role in understanding the nature of different materials, chemical reactions and other fields.
Math, Computing & Games
Prime Searches - Agrawal's and Popovych's Conjectures
PRIMABOINCA searches for counterexamples to some conjectures for identifying prime numbers - (Agrawal's Conjecture), the basis for the first deterministic prime test algorithm in (relatively quick) polynomial time, the (AKS algorithm). The second conjecture, Popovych's conjecture, adds a further condition to Agrawals conjecture... and if correct, the time could be reduced from O(log N)6 (currently best time of the AKS algorithm) to O(log N)3.
Math, Computing & Games
PrimeGrid brings the excitement of prime finding to the "everyday" computer user. By simply downloading and installing BOINC and attaching to the PrimeGrid project, participants can choose from a variety of prime forms to search. With a little patience, you may find a large or even record breaking prime and enter into Chris Caldwell's Primes Database.
Biology - Medicine
Green Energy - Quantum Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal chemistry has already revolutionized the way drugs are developed. In the future, computational drug design methods will become more and more important. QMC@home invites volunteers to do quantum-mechanical computations on medically relevant biomolecular systems. Cleanmobility.now invites volunteers to find safer and greener materials for e-vehicle batteries. Your contribution could be decisive for the future of mobility.

Beta Testing
Rosetta@Home's Alpha Test Project
RALPH@home is the official alpha test project for Rosetta@home. New application versions, work units, and updates in general will be tested here before being used for production. This is part of the ongoing improvement and development of Rosetta@Home.
Biology - Medicine
RNA World is a distributed supercomputer that uses Internet-connected computers to advance RNA research. This system is dedicated to identify, analyze, structurally predict and design RNA molecules on the basis of established bioinformatics software in a high-performance, high-throughput fashion. Visit the site for more details about CPU requirements if running VM.
Biology - Medicine
Protein Folding and Design
Rosetta@home needs your help to determine the 3-dimensional shapes of proteins in research that may ultimately lead to finding cures for some major human diseases. By running the Rosetta program on your computer while you don't need it 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
Russian Academy of Science
SAT@home is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to solve hard and practically important problems (discrete functions inversion problems, discrete optimization, bioinformatics, etc) that can be effectively reduced to a Boolean satisfiability problem. Projects vary with research needs, visit site or applications list for latest details.
SETI - Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Scan radio signals for signs of intelligent life. We analyse data from Green Bank - Breakthrough Listen and Aricebo radio observatories. SETI@Home is the very first and remains the most popular project of the @Home community and is the home of the BOINC protocol.
Map the Galaxy
The PS1 Optical Galaxy Survey (POGS) combines the spectral coverage of GALEX, Pan-STARRS1, and WISE to generate a multi-wavelength UV-optical-NIR galaxy atlas for the nearby Universe. We calculate physical parameters such as: star formation rate, stellar mass of the galaxy, dust attenuation, and total dust mass of a galaxy; on a pixel-by-pixel basis using spectral energy distribution fitting techniques.
Space Sciences
Sourcefinder is about testing the performance and quality of the Duchamp Sourcefinding application. We've built a simulated cube of the sky containing various radio sources, and it's the job of Duchamp to work out where the sources are. We plan on running Duchamp over the whole cube of simulated data to work how many of the radio sources in the cube it can find. Duchamp will need to be able to identify correct sources while keeping false positives to a minimum.
Math, Computing & Games
Find Prime k-tuples
We're looking for all symmetric Prime k-tuples length of 16-33 in the range from 0 through to 2^64 and create database of the results.
SZTAKI Desktop Grid runs several projects including Zeta function searches, universality classes, high-speed cross-language comparison and several biome modeling projects. SZTAKI is part of the operated by the Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.
Explore the Gene Expression of the Mouse-Ear Cress
TrentoNet of the National Research Council of Italy sponsors Gene@Home, a gene expression simulator. Their current project explores the genetic expression of arabidopsis thaliana, the thale cress or mouse-ear cress, a popular model organism in plant biology.
Space Sciences
X-Ray Survey Analysis
Universe@Home simulates phenomena that cannot be reproduced in a lab. Current projects model gravitational waves from spinning black holes, the results are used with the LIGO/Einstein project, the evolution of black holes into ultraluminous X-ray Sources (ULX), and the possible detection of quark stars, similar to neutron stars but composed of quarks.
This project provides a powerful distributed computing platform for scientists of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) as well as Kaunas University of Technology (prof. Minvydas Ragulskis, dr. Rita Palivonaitė). Our colleagues from KTU are simulating methods of chaotic dynamic visual cryptography and image hiding techniques based on moiré interference effects.
Texas Needs Help!
Volpex@Home is based in Houston, Texas, where the town university is beginning their journey into the world of computers. As part of an ad-hoc academic technology assistance program, we have sent our top programmers to assist them in their quest. Volpex is home to two projects - InCell, a protein folding algorithm, and Seive, a prime number search. We need your help as we guide them in their adventure - sign up today!
Math, Computing & Games
Factorization of Mersenne + 2 Numbers
WEP-M+2 (wanless2) is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to do research in number theory. The WEP-M+2 project is based at London, UK, and is currently investigating factorization of Mersenneplustwo numbers.
Help Stop TB - OpenZika - FightAIDS@Home
World Community Grid is a simple way to support cutting-edge research into important global humanitarian causes. Your computer or mobile device could be powering scientific research on health, poverty and sustainability.
Collect WU Properties of BOINC Projects
WUProp@home is a non-intensive project that uses Internet-connected computers to collect workunits properties of BOINC projects such as computation time, memory requirements, checkpointing interval or report limit. Here is a list of Work unit deadlines by project
Build an Open X-Ray Crystallographic Diffraction Database
XANSONS for COD is a research project aimed to create an open access database of simulated x-ray and neutron powder diffraction patterns for nanocrystalline phase of the materials presented in the Crystallography Open Database (COD).
Elliptic Factors - Muon Accelerator - Golumb Ruler 28
Yoyo placed several distributed.net projects in a 'wrapper' for boinc and they're underway.. ECM is a program for Elliptic Curve Factorization which is used by a couple of projects to find factors for different kind of numbers. Muon simulates and designs parts of a particle accelerator. You are simulating the part of the process where the proton beam hits the target rod and causes pions to be emitted, which decay into muons. Evolution@home represents the first and so far only distributed computing project addressing evolutionary research. It simulates different types of populations and focuses on the analysis of human mitochondrial DNA. OGR-28 searches for the shortest Optimal Golumb Ruler of the length 28.