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site last updated December 24, 2004 (view updates) editor: Kirk Pearson

Active Distributed Computing Projects

Does your computer spend most of the day running screensavers or otherwise wasting its computing cycles? Why not use those spare cycles to help solve some huge problems? Try a project in one of the following categories. Note: if a project is followed by parentheses, the project is run on a distributed computing platform.

Science Life Sciences Cryptography
Internet Financial Mathematics
Art Puzzles/Games Miscellaneous
The categories below contain projects which are not technically distributed computing projects: in these projects your computer connects to a project server or website to get work, but you do the work.
Distributed Human Projects Collaborative Knowledge Bases Charity

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