Learn to contribute to science using BOINC software
Important scientific projects need you!
After completing this challenge you will be able to participate in scientific projects which are working to cure diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars and conduct other types of research all over the world. You will be able to contribute processing time on your PC or laptop, and through the message boards of the projects, you will have the chance to learn more about the research that is motivating these projects.
This challenge will show you how to download, install and run the software you need to enable you to join the volunteer computing projects that are supported by the open source platform, BOINC.
posted message: I have been participating in these projects since 2005, and now, I'm in two - Seti and Rosetta. Setting up my last PC, I found it easier to set up BAM account (http://boincstats.com/en/page/profile/user/123875). If anyone needs any help setting up BOINC on Windows machine, I'm avilable for giving step by step instructions :) Still, I haven't managed to set up BOINC on my unix stations, but their computing power is too low, for significant results. Good luck and have fun being citizen scientist! :)