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: My name is Chuck Thomas. I currently live in Jacksonville, Florida with my wife of 10 years, Christina. I am seeking my degree in Computer Information Systems. I graduated from Hillsborough Community College with my A.A. degree in May of 2011.
The first projects I explored was climateprediction.net and cosmolgy@home, both of which excited me to no end. As I, through my computer, could be of benefit to all of humanity! Not that I've got "the big head" or anything!
I later learned about Test4Theory, and how my computer could be put to use by CERN! How could I pass this opportunity up?
As to spreading the message, I post to facebook, talk to classmates, and even include information about Boinc in papers for school.