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NameSubjectHostProject Compatability
World Community GridHumanitarianIBM Corporate Citizenship​WindowsMacLinux----------ARMAndroid
World Community Grid has completed dozens of projects and continues to work on many more. From climate science, to medical research, to cancer and HIV/AIDs discovery... WCG does it all. It is a great first project to introduce you to BOINC.
Amicable NumbersMathsIndependent​WindowsMacLinuxNVIDIAAMDARM-----
Amicable numbers are two different numbers related in such a way that the sum of the proper divisors of each is equal to the other number, such as 220 and 284. The Amicable Numbers projects works to find new amicable number pairs. There is currently no known use for these pairs (besides cute necklaces), but who knows what might they might be used for in the future!
Asteroids at HomeSpaceCharles University in Prague​WindowsMacLinuxNVIDIAAMDARMAndroid
You might be surprised just how little is known of the asteroids in Earth's solar system. Without more knowledge it is impossible to assess the potential risks and opportunities offered by our rocky neighbors. Asteroids@Home works to identify and catalog the physical properties, such as shape, spin, and axis, of asteroids in Earth's solar system.​
TACCUmbrella ProjectTexas Advanced Computing CenterWindowsMacLinux--------------------
REQUIRES VBOX

TACC is a supplement to research done with the TACC/XSEDE supercomputer. Tasks include work on multiple subjects including aerospace engineering, computational biology, and earthquake engineering.
Climate Prediction dot NetClimate ScienceOxford UniversityWindowsMacLinux--------------------
Climate change is occurring at an incredible pace. Even if practices were put in place to mitigate emissions, the world's climate will be different in the decades to come.
Climate Prediction dot Net works simulate the climate for the century ahead. It models temperature, rainfall, and the probability of extreme weather events.
Collatz ConjectureMathsIndependentWindowsMacLinuxNVIDIAAMDARMAndroid
Here are the rules: If a number is even, divide it by two. If a number is odd, multiply it by three and add one. Now pick a number and begin: 12, 6, 3, 10, 5, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1. So far, every number to which these rules have been applied eventually sequences down to 1. 
Collatz conjecture attempts to find a number that does not.
Cosmology at HomeSpaceUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign​WindowsMacLinux--------------------
REQUIRES VBOX

The universe is big. Very big. The universe is also old. Very old. Scientists explore the universe by modeling their understanding of elemental physics. When they find something that does not fit with their expectations they have found something new, like Dark Matter.
Cosmology@Home works to model the universe around us and seeks anomalies in expectations.
Einstein at HomeSpaceUniversity of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics - Hanover​WindowsMacLinuxNVIDIAAMDARMAndroid
When a neutron star spins very quickly, does it make a sound? Yes, yes it does. In fact, the "sound" is so loud and so permanent that spinning neutron stars, or pulsars, from distant galaxies can be heard from earth. Einstein@Home uses data from LIGO Fermi to identify pulsars throughout the universe while exploring other aspects of Einstein's theories.​
Gerasim at HomeMathsSouthwest State University​Windows-----Linux--------------------
The world is becoming more automated by the day. Have you ever wondered what makes this automation work? The answer is Logic Control Systems, or SLS.
Gerasim@Home works to optimize SLS systems by exploring the different ways a system can be partitioned. It also does sodukos.
GPUGrid dot NetBiomedicalBarcelona Biomedical Research Park​Windows-----LinuxNVIDIA---------------
A computer can simulate millions of molecular and chemical interactions in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost when compared to analogue modes of science -- seventy million possibilities can be reduced to seventy in a few months. Those seventy, instead of seventy million, can then be tested in a lab to determine the best route to a cure. GPUGrid.Net works to understand and cure disease with a focus on cancer, HIV/AIDS, and neural disorders.
IbercivisBiomedicalConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientifica ​WindowsMacLinux--------------------
A computer can simulate millions of molecular and chemical interactions in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost when compared to analogue modes of science -- seventy million possibilities can be reduced to seventy in a few months. Those seventy, instead of seventy million, can then be tested in a lab to determine the best route to a cure.
Ibercivis works to understand and cure disease with a focus on ebola, HIV/AIDS, influenza and hepatitis B.
IthenaNetwork ScienceIndependentWindows-----Linux----------ARM-----
In a sense, the Internet really is a series of tubes. These tubes connect everyone together in a vast, fluid network. Ithena works to model this global infrastructure that connects us all.
LHC at HomePhysicsCERN​WindowsMacLinuxNVIDIAAMDARMAndroid
*SOME WORK REQUIRES VBOX*

When two particle zoom through a tunnel at near the speed of light and explode in a massive collision with one another, physics is born. This is the goal of the Lard Hadron Collider operated by CERN. But, you might ask, what happens if the particles miss one another and collide with the wall?
LHC@Home works to make sure this never happens. LHC@Home also runs theory and experimental simulations that search for interesting things to explore further.
Milkyway at HomeSpaceRensselaer Polytechnic Institute​WindowsMacLinuxNVIDIAAMD----------
Have you ever wondered how all the "stuff" in the Milky Way got to where it is now? Milkyway@Home uses data from Sloan Digital Sky Survey to model a highly accurate map of the Milky Way. In doing so it explores how galaxies are formed and shaped. Milkyway@Home also works to explore different computer algorithms for modeling complex systems.​
Minecraft at HomeGamingIndependentWindows-----LinuxNVIDIAAMD----------
Minecraft is the world's most popular digital world. It comes complete with its own rules, physics, and mysteries. Minecraft@Home explores the world of Minecraft through multiple lenses.
MLC at HomeMachine LearningUniversity of Maryland​, Baltimore CountyWindows-----LinuxNVIDIA-----ARM-----
Neural networks enable increasingly complex task completion from machines, but how do they work? Would it surprise you to know that we have no idea? MLC@Home explores that mystery by training thousands of neural networks at the same time and seeing what makes them tick.
nanoHUB at HomeNanosciencePurdue University​WindowsMacLinux--------------------
*REQUIRES VBOX*

Little changes to small things can make a very big different in the way things, like materials and chemicals, behave. Stronger, faster, harder -- the macro outcome all depends on the micro... or shall we say nano... science.
NanoHUB is a massive project that runs hundreds of different simulation and education tools all related to the science of the very very small
NFS at HomeMathsCalifornia State University Fullerton​WindowsMacLinux--------------------
Factor 15. You get 5*3. Now factor 4987510937. I'll wait. NFS@Home factors massive numbers from the Cunningham project. This aids in theoretical mathematics along with encryption.
NumberFiekds at HomeMathsArizona State University​WindowsMacLinuxNVIDIA---------------
Number fields are exactly what they sound like: fields of numbers. "All rational numbers" is a number field. "All real numbers" is a number field. "All complex numbers" is a number field. Unlocking the secrets of number fields unlocks secrets in the realms of maths, cryptography, quantum physics, and more.
Numberfields@Home searches for unique patterns in number fields.
PrimeGridMathsIndependentWindowsMacLinuxNVIDIA---------------
Prime numbers are a corner-stone of maths. They aid in cryptography and number theory.
PrimeGrid looks for very very very very very very very very very big and unique prime numbers.
QuChemPedIAChemistryUniversité Anger​WindowsMacLinux--------------------
*REQUIRES VBOX*

QuChemPedIA works to build a giant open platform that can store the results of quantum molecular chemistry experiments. Who knows, maybe these results will one day be used by another BOINC project, like MLC@Home.
Radioactive at HomeSensorBOINC Poland Foundation​Windows-----Linux----------ARM-----
Radioactive@Home collects and compiles radiation readings from participants using a special sensor. This greatly reduces the resources required to measure radiation around the world.
RakeSearchMathsKarelian Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences​Windows-----Linux----------ARM-----
Rakesearch does Sodukos.
RNA WorldBiologyRechenkraftWindowsMacLinux--------------------
*REQUIRES VBOX*

RNA is critical to functioning DNA. The more scientists understand RNA, the more they understand about DNA and the way the human body functions. What better way to understand something than to build it a billion times?
RNA World focuses on identifying, predicting, and building RNA.
Rosetta at HomeBiologyUniversity of Washington​WindowsMacLinux----------ARMAndroid
Proteins are the building blocks to life. Understanding proteins means understanding life. Proteins can be designed to aide in medicine, material production, energy production, data storage, and who knows what else!
Rosetta@Home works to fold and design proteins for use in an array of fields and industries.
SRBaseMathsIndependentWindowsMacLinuxNVIDIAAMD----------
SRBase runs in partnership with the Mersenne CRUS project to solve Sierpinski / Riesel Bases up to 1030
Universe at HomeSpaceUniversity of Warsaw​Windows-----Linux----------ARMAndroid
There are a seemingly infinite number of stars in the sky. The more stars we observe, the more we learn about our own. Simulations are wonderful for testing theories, correcting equipment, and filling knowledge-gaps when we cannot directly observe something. Universe@Home simulates the evolution of gigantic star clusters. This data is used by scientists around the world.​
Yoyo at HomeMathsIndependentWindowsMacLinux----------ARMAndroid
Yoyo@Home works on several different math projects including the chess problem M-Queens, Sierpinski / Riesel Bases, elliptical curve factorization, and optimal golumb rulers.
TN-GridBiologyUniversity of TrentoWindowsMacLinux--------------------
The Human Genome project told us that there are an estimated 30,000 genes in the human genome. What it didn't tell us is how each gene is related; how changes to one gene might affect another.

TN-Grid explores the relationships among genes by expanding gene-regulatory networks.

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