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Citizen Science

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BOINC Manager application running some Primegrid taks

The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Networked Computing is a framework for combining multiple computers together to perform work. A central server divides up the work into small tasks and passes it out to clients in it's network, which then compute the work and send back the results. What kind of work?

BOINC is cross-platform, but each project has it's own platform requirements. Most have at least a Windows and Linux client.

Your GPU can be used instead of your CPU to compute results faster. Some projects support an Nvidia OpenCL client and a few support AMD GPUs.

Once installed and attached to projects, BOINC takes care of itself. It will pause computation if it detects significant cpu/gpu usage so you shouldn't notice any slowdown when you're doing something intensive.

Depending on the project, tasks can take anywhere from a few minutes, to many days. When you complete tasks you are awarded points. You can track these points on several different websites. You can also join teams and share your points with them.

[email protected]

E-Hentai Galleries(the guys that give us sadpanda) run a service called [email protected] that allows users to distribute the load of hentai porn in their database over P2P, thus reducing the load on their main servers. In return, you get rewards on E-Hentai.


Since E-Hentai hosts all manner of lolicon, shotacon and bestiality content, running a [email protected] node may violate local laws depending on your jurisdiction. As of writing, there is no way to prevent your [email protected] client from caching and serving this content, so proceed with caution.


Galaxy Zoo is an interactive project where, after a brief tutorial and test, you help identify galaxies and other objects in space through your browser.

Archive Team

ArchiveTeam Warrior user interface

The Archive Team Warrior Virtual Machine downloads web pages to assist Archive Team in keeping a copy of websites which are being taken down.

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