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Research & Development Sponsorship Center
Helping Small to Midsized Businesses Sponsor Essential R&D



Overview

Thanks to the efforts of the SETI Institute and BOINC, small to mid-sized businesses can sponsor world class research and development just by donating spare processing time on their office computers. A new era of research is beginning, beyond the influence of politicians or special interests, and your business can play a key role in it. Here's how.

We recommend volunteering computer processing time through BOINC, the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing. This site will tell you how to do that, and give you an idea of what projects are available for sponsorship. We also encourage donating money, products and services to R&D projects from both academic and grass roots organizations, including surveys and documentaries. We will have a section online soon that will allow people to register projects seeking material donations.

If you can donate more than just processing time, we strongly suggest that you contribute dollars, goods and services to the SETI Institute's TeamSETI program.

If there's a $5 cure for cancer, it will never be developed by Big Pharma simply because Big Pharma would never spend billions to develop a drug that could only sell for $5. It's just business sense. So, if there really is a $5 cure for cancer, its only realistic chance of being discovered is through a public supported research project. Your computer might play a role in that discovery.

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First Annual A&M Review R&D Sponsorship Contest Announced - Details Soon!



How Your Business Can Sponsor Major League R&D
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Donate money, products and professional services to R&D projects.
Support the SETI Institute's TeamSETI program.

OR

Volunteer processing time on your computer. It's simple. Here's how.

  • Download and install the BOINC mini app from the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing.

  • Select the projects you wish to support.

  • Run the BOINC app in the background or when you're not using the computer. That's all there is to it.


Here's what the BOINC app does automatically.

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Earn awards for your efforts, and proudly display them on your Website.


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A BOINC project gives you credit for the computations your computers perform for it. BOINC's unit of credit is the Cobblestone (named after Jeff Cobb of SETI@home). You receive Cobblestone awards when you achieve certain levels of time donated. Cobblestone credit has no monetary value; it's just a measure of how much work your computers have done, but it can mean a lot in terms of goodwill.


Promotional Oportunities
  • Challange your competitors to earn the most credits.
  • Offer discounts to customers who achieve certain levels.
  • Include Cobblestome Awards in your Website.
  • Include Cobblestome Awards in your marketing literature.
  • Print frame and mount Cobblestone Awards on office walls.
  • Print frame and mount Cobblestone Awards on office walls.
  • Most of all, Let your customers know you care about our future.

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Interested? Here's a formal process.
  1. Download BOINC from boinc.berkeley.edu (here) and try it on one of your computers for a few days to a week. If there are no problems, install it on most, but not all, of your other machines.

  2. Determine which projects you want to donate processing time to, and how much time will go to each. Remember that while the BOINC screensaver will run on nearly any Mac, Windows or Linux system, the actual projects themselves are frequently limited as to what platforms they will run on.

  3. Create and formally document your company's policy for using BOINC. Just state what hours the BOINC system can and cannot be operational, and exactly what projects time will be allocated to.

  4. Set up a process to routinely monitor and compare the performance and operational cost of the systems running BOINC to the machines without it (look for a spike in the power bill, or in network down time). Be ready to disable BOINC if it conflicts with other needs of your business.

  5. Promote your efforts. Put a banner ad on your Website's homepage and in your company's promotional material that announces the fact your business is donating processing time in pursuit of knowledge. Promote the different projects you are supporting, and if feasible, list the number of hours you have donated to each so far.

For more information on the advertising and marketing opportunities associated with R&D sponsorship read "How Your Business Can Sponsor Major League R&D," from the February 2010 issue of Advertising & Marketing Review. For more technical informaion on BOINC or the projects it offers, visit the BOINC Website.



R&D Projects Available Through BOINC
Click for details.

1 Astronomy/Physics/Chemistry

2 Biology and Medicine

3 Cognitive Science

4 Earth and Environmental Science

5 Mathematics, Computing, and Games

6 Multi-Application Projects

7 Miscellaneous and Unclassified


Astronomy/Physics/Chemistry

BRaTS@Home

Cosmology@Home

  • URL: http://www.cosmologyathome.org/
  • Institution: Departments of Astronomy and Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Official launch: 31-03-2007
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Linux/x86, Windows, Linux/x64
  • Description: The goal of Cosmology@Home is to search for the model that best describes our Universe and to find the range of models that agree with the available astronomical and particle physics data.

Einstein@home

  • URL: http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/
  • Institution: University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and the Albert Einstein Institute
  • Official launch: 19 February 2005 (beta testing began 19 November 2004)
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), SPARC Solaris 2.7, Windows
  • Description: Einstein@Home searches through data collected by the LIGO and GEO600 gravitational wave detectors for evidence of periodic sources (such as spinning neutron stars), which would be the gravitational equivalent of pulsars. Einstein@Home was launched as part of the World Year of Physics 2005.

Hydrogen@Home

  • URL: http://hydrogenathome.org/
  • Institution: private
  • Official launch: 11-05-2007
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Windows, Windows (NVIDIA GPU), Windows (NVIDIA GPU), Linux/x64
  • Description: To enhance clean energy technology by improving hydrogen production and storage.

Leiden Classical

  • URL: http://boinc.gorlaeus.net/
  • Institution: Leiden University
  • Official launch: 05-12-2005
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • 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

  • URL: http://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/
  • Institution: CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research)
  • Official launch: 01-09-2004
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Linux/x86, Windows, Windows/x64, Linux/x64
  • Description: LHC@home studies the stability of the orbits of particles traveling around the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle accelerator built at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland. When it switches on in late 2009, the LHC will be the most powerful instrument ever built to investigate the properties of sub-atomic particles.

MilkyWay@Home

  • URL: http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/
  • Institution: Computer Science Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Official launch: 07-07-2007
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Windows, Windows (ATI GPU), Windows (NVIDIA GPU), Windows/x64, Windows/x64 (ATI GPU), Mac OS X 64-bit, Linux/x64, Linux/x64 (NVIDIA GPU)
  • Description: Research in modeling and determining the evolution of the Milkyway galaxy.

Orbit@Home

  • URL: http://orbit.psi.edu/oah/
  • Institution: Planetary Science Institute
  • Official launch: 04-03-2008
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Windows
  • Description: Study Solar System dynamics, at first focusing on Near Earth Asteroid (NEA) research specifically NEA search strategies and NEA impact hazard monitoring.

Quantum Monte Carlo at Home

  • URL: http://qah.uni-muenster.de/
  • Institution: University of Münster
  • Official launch: 03-03-2006
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Linux/x86, Windows, Linux/x64
  • Description: Study the structure and reactivity of molecules using Quantum Chemistry.

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.)

Spinhenge@home

  • URL: http://spin.fh-bielefeld.de/
  • Institution: Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences
  • Official launch: 19-05-2006
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: The study of molecular magnets and controlled nanoscale magnetism. These magnetic molecules may be used to develop tiny magnetic switches, with applications in medicine (such as local tumor chemotherapy) and biotechnology.

uFluids@home

  • URL: http://www.ufluids.net/
  • Institution: Purdue University
  • Official launch: 19-09-2005
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Windows
  • Description: The uFluids project simulates two-phase fluid behavior in microgravity and microfluidics problems. Our goal is to design better satellite propellant management devices and address two-phase flow in microchannel and MEMS devices.

Biology and Medicine

Cels@Home

  • URL: http://celsathome.bme.utexas.edu/cels/
  • Institution: University of Texas at Austin
  • Official launch: 25-02-2008
  • Project status: Unreachable
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Cels@Home is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to do research in cell adhesion. One of the many applications of this is in cancer research, as the point at which cancerous cells quit staying in place, and instead break free to move throughout the body, is a critical event that makes the disease much harder to treat.

Docking@Home

  • URL: http://docking.cis.udel.edu/
  • Institution: University of Delaware
  • Official launch: 11-09-2006
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), windows_amd64, Windows, Windows/x64, Linux/x64
  • Description: The project aims to further knowledge of the atomic details of protein-ligand interactions and, by doing so, will search for insights into the discovery of novel pharmaceuticals.

GPUGrid

  • URL: http://www.gpugrid.net
  • Institution: University Pompeu Fabra
  • Official launch: 12-05-2007
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • 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: Unknown
  • 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

Predictor@home

  • URL: http://predictor.chem.lsa.umich.edu/
  • Institution: University of Michigan
  • Official launch: 12-06-2004
  • Project status: inactive
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Protein structure prediction starts from a sequence of amino acids and attempts to predict the folded, functioning, form of the protein. Predicting the structure of an unknown protein is a critical problem in enabling structure-based drug design to treat new and existing diseases.

Proteins@Home

RALPH@Home

  • URL: http://ralph.bakerlab.org/
  • Institution: University of Washington
  • Official launch: 15-02-2006
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Windows, Windows/x64, Linux/x64
  • Description: 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. The goal for RALPH@home is to improve Rosetta@home.

Rosetta@home

  • URL: http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/
  • Institution: University of Washington
  • Official launch: 26-06-2005
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Windows, Windows/x64, Linux/x64
  • 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.

SIMAP

  • URL: http://boinc.bio.wzw.tum.de/boincsimap/
  • Institution: Technical University of Munich
  • Official launch: 26-04-2006
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Windows, Windows/x64, Linux/x64
  • Description: Calculate similarities between proteins. SIMAP provides a public database of the resulting data, which plays a key role in many bioinformatics research projects.

Superlink@Technion

  • URL: http://cbl-link02.cs.technion.ac.il/superlinkattechnion/
  • Institution: Technion
  • Official launch: 05-03-2007
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Superlink@Technion helps geneticists all over the world find disease-provoking genes causing some types of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), cancer, schizophrenia and many others.

Tanpaku

  • URL: http://issofty17.is.noda.tus.ac.jp/index_E.php
  • Institution: Tokyo University of Science
  • Official launch: 02-08-2005
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: To predict protein structure and function from genetic sequences, using the 'Brownian Dynamics' (BD) method. This method enables us to simulate more efficiently than conventional methods.

The Lattice Project

  • URL: http://boinc.umiacs.umd.edu/
  • Institution: University of Maryland Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Official launch: 17-05-2007
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Windows, Windows (NVIDIA GPU)
  • Description: The Lattice Project supplies computing power to scientists at the University of Maryland studying evolutionary relationships based on DNA sequence data; bacterial, plasmid, and virus protein sequences; and biological diversity in nature reserves.

Cognitive Science

Artificial Intelligence System

  • URL: http://www.intelligencerealm.com/aisystem/
  • Institution: Intelligence Realm Inc.
  • Official launch: 20-01-2008
  • Project status: inactive
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Windows
  • Description: This distributed computing project is part of a larger project that is reverse engineering the brain in order to build a large scale artificial intelligence system.

MindModeling@Home

  • URL: http://MindModeling.org/beta/
  • Institution: Cognitive Engineering Research Institute
  • Official launch: 17-03-2007
  • Project status: inactive
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Windows, Linux/x64
  • Description: The research focuses on utilizing computational cognitive process modeling to better understand the human mind and to improve on the scientific foundations that explain the mechanisms and processes that enable and moderate human performance and learning.

Earth and Environmental Science

APS@Home

Climateprediction.net

  • URL: http://climateprediction.net/
  • Institution: University of Oxford
  • Official launch: 12-09-2003
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Linux/x86, Windows, Mac OS X
  • 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: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Windows, Windows/x64, Mac OS X 64-bit
  • 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.

Virtual Prairie

  • URL: http://vcsc.cs.uh.edu/virtual-prairie/
  • Institution: Department of Computer Science, University of Houston
  • Official launch: ? 2008 ?
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Linux/x86, Windows, Windows/x64, Linux/x64
  • Description: Research in understanding clonal strategies in complex ecological systems.

Mathematics, Computing, and Games

Aqua@home

  • URL: http://aqua.dwavesys.com/
  • Institution: D-Wave Systems, Inc.
  • Official launch: Nov. 2008
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Mac OS X (multicore), Linux/x86 (NVIDIA GPU), Linux/x86, Linux/x86 (multicore), Windows (NVIDIA GPU), Windows, Windows (multicore), Windows (multicore), Windows/x64, Windows/x64 (multicore), Windows/x64 (multicore), Mac OS X 64-bit, Mac OS X 64-bit (multicore), Linux/x64 (NVIDIA GPU), Linux/x64, Linux/x64 (multicore)
  • Description: D-Wave's AQUA (Adiabatic QUantum Algorithms) is a research project whose goal is to predict the performance of superconducting adiabatic quantum computers on a variety of hard problems arising in fields ranging from materials science to machine learning.

ABC@home

  • URL: http://abcathome.com/
  • Institution: Mathematical Institute of Leiden University and Kennislink
  • Official launch: 21-11-2006
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Windows, Windows/x64, Mac OS X 64-bit, Linux/x64
  • 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.

Chess960@home

  • URL: http://www.chess960athome.org/alpha/
  • Institution: Chess-960.org
  • Official launch: 20-03-2006
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Studies Chess 960, a variant of orthodox chess. In classical chess the starting position of the game never changes. In Chess 960, just before the start of every game, the initial configuration of the chess pieces is determined randomly.

Collatz Conjecture

  • URL: http://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/
  • Institution: private
  • Official launch: 1-6-2009
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Mac OS X (NVIDIA GPU), Linux/x86, Windows, Windows (ATI GPU), Windows (ATI GPU), Windows (ATI GPU), Windows (NVIDIA GPU), Windows, Windows/x64, Windows/x64 (ATI GPU), Windows/x64 (ATI GPU), Windows/x64 (ATI GPU), Windows/x64 (NVIDIA GPU), Windows/x64, Mac OS X 64-bit, Linux/x64
  • Description: Collatz Conjecture does research in mathematics, specifically testing the Collatz Conjecture, also known as 3x+1 or HOTPO (half or triple plus one).

Enigma@Home

  • URL: http://www.enigmaathome.net/
  • Institution: unknown
  • Official launch: 09-09-2007
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Windows
  • 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.

NQueens Project

  • URL: http://nqueens.ing.udec.cl/
  • Institution: Unidad de Servicios Informáticos, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Concepción
  • Official launch: 07-09-2007
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Windows, Linux/x64
  • Description: To solve the N Queens problem.

PrimeGrid

  • URL: http://www.primegrid.com/
  • Institution: Private
  • Official launch: July 12, 2005
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Mac OS X (NVIDIA GPU), Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Playstation3/Linux, Windows, Windows (NVIDIA GPU), Windows/x64, Windows/x64 (NVIDIA GPU), Mac OS X 64-bit, Linux/x64, Linux/x64 (NVIDIA GPU), x86_64-pc-solaris
  • 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

Ramsey@Home

  • URL: http://ramseyathome.com/ramsey/
  • Institution: Private
  • Official launch: 5-7-08
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Windows, Windows/x64, Mac OS X 64-bit, Linux/x64
  • Description: Ramsey numbers describe the least number of nodes needed to insure that certain types of patterns exist in graphs made up of nodes and colored edges. Ramsey@Home hopes to raise the lower bounds of R(3,3,3,3,3) or R(4,4,4,4,4). More information about Ramsey Numbers can be found at wikipedia:Ramsey's theorem.

Rectilinear Crossing Number

  • URL: http://dist.ist.tugraz.at/cape5/
  • Institution: Graz University of Technology
  • Official launch: 30-06-2006
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Windows, Windows/x64, Linux/x64
  • Description: What is the least number of crossings a straight-edge drawing of the complete graph on top of a set of n points in the plane obtains? From very recent (not even published yet) mathematical considerations the rectilinear crossing numbers for n=19 and n=21 are also known. So the most tantalizing problem now is to determine the true value for n=18, which is the main focus of this project.

SHA-1 Collision Search Graz

Riesel Sieve

  • URL: http://www.rieselsieve.com/
  • Institution: Riesel Sieve community
  • Official launch: 28-10-2007
  • Project status: Suspended
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Find prime numbers of the form k*2n-1

SZTAKI Desktop Grid

WEP-M+2 Project

  • URL: http://bearnol.is-a-geek.com/wanless2/
  • Institution: ?
  • Official launch: 05-12-2006
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Mac OS X 64-bit, Linux/x64
  • Description: WEP-M+2 (wanless2) is a research project that uses Internet-connected computers to do research in number theory.

Multi-Application Projects

World Community Grid

  • URL: http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/
  • Institution: IBM Corporate Community Relations
  • Official launch: ? 2005 ?
  • 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

  • URL: http://www.rechenkraft.net/yoyo/
  • Institution: Rechenkraft.net
  • Official launch: 19-07-2007
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Mac OS X, Linux/x86, Mac OS X (PowerPC), Playstation3/Linux, SPARC Solaris, Windows, Windows/x64, Mac OS X 64-bit, Linux/x64
  • Description: Yoyo@home brings existing distributed computing projects to the Boinc world using the Boinc Wrapper technology.

Miscellaneous and Unclassified

DepSpid

  • URL: http://www.depspid.net/
  • Institution: ???
  • Official launch: 10-12-2006
  • Project status: Closed
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Builds up a database containing the dependencies between individual web sites and groups of web sites, and collects statistical data about the structure of the World Wide Web.

Gerasim@Home

  • URL: http://gerasim.boinc.ru/gerasim/
  • Institution: based in Russia, further details unavailable
  • Official launch: 02-10-2007
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Windows, Windows/x64, Linux/x86
  • 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).

RND@home

  • URL: http://arcoboinc.unex.es/rnd/
  • Institution: Universidad de Extremadura
  • Official launch: ?
  • Project status: Active
  • Platforms: Unknown
  • Description: Radio Network Design (RND) is a telecommunication problem which consists of covering a geographic area with radio signal using the fewer number of transmitters.

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