BOINC is an open source software platform to allow distributed computing projects like SETI@Home and Climateprediction.net (CPDN) which use volunteered computer resources to run. Why leave a computer idle when it could be doing something beneficial?
You can participate in several projects, ensuring that your computer will be kept busy even when one project has no work. You can control how your resources (such as computer time and disk space) are divided among these projects.
Reviewing 6.11.4 Beta (Aug 10, 2010)
Excellent program. Leaving a computer running at 100% CPU usage 100% of the time does not harm the environment, especially when it's being used for distributed computing projects. These only do one thing. They improve quality of life for everybody. The one and only thing that harms the environment is the Earth Liberation Front. These people aren't protecting the planet. They are harming it. Anyone who agrees with them is a complete and total moron.
Reviewing 6.11.4 Beta (Aug 9, 2010)
Just a large scam!
I used to help them, but I grew up and learned that it is BS.
Reviewing 6.10.18 (Nov 11, 2009)
One of the kind programs that helps the progress!!!
Reviewing 6.5.0 (Development) (Dec 22, 2008)
$700 on electricity for having computers running? Please. Unless you have a library of HAL 9000's running in your apparent Batcave, then, yes: there is either something wrong with your rigs and/or your wiring, or you were roughly raped by your electric company. Congrats on that.
Reviewing 6.5.0 (Development) (Dec 21, 2008)
Boinc is an excellent tool for contributing to real research. If you spent $700 on electricity for not shutting down your computer then something is wrong with your computer or your home wiring. Compared to the cost for research foundations to perform these calculations, it is far more effective to distribute these processes to idle computers. If you don't want to help then that is your choice. If you do, then Boinc is a great way to contribute resources and do your part to help out.
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