(… and counting …)
Long time ago I was searching in internet for any “mass projects” to participate in and make something useful for the society. And I’ve found BOINC project: a generic platform for scientific computations.
Among several projects I was attracted by MilkyWay – an internet-based public distributed computing project attempting to generate highly accurate three-dimensional dynamic models of stellar streams in the immediate vicinity of our Milky Way galaxy: http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway. While being very CPU intensive I have something to proud of – my computer is useful when it’s idle … What about yours?
P.S. After some googling I’ve found a ukrainian distributed calculations team: http://distributed.org.ua/ which is quite active in milkyway project aswell: http://distributed.org.ua/index.php?go=Pages&in=view&id=159
Update: I found team “Ukraine” in MilkyWay: http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/team_display.php?teamid=120 😉 Join it and support national team!
As you can see from statistics, my contribution to team “Ukraine” is less than 1% for almost one year of contribution 😉 It is hell small 🙂