Using my idle computer for something useful ([email protected] and the like)

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

Just wondering how I can put my idle computer time to some real use
what services like [email protected] are out there and worth supporting ?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

A few of the more popular ones:

  • [email protected] – searching for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations.
  • [email protected] – simulating protein folding, with potential applications to a lot of problems in biology.
  • GIMPS – searching for very large primes.
  • BOINC – a framework for many different distributed computing projects, including [email protected]

Wikipedia has an extensive list of distributed computing projects.

Method 2

Install the BOINC platform. It’s used to do data crunching for a wider variety of projects — biology, physics, math, earth sciences.

Method 3

I’d recommend using BOINC (as stated in other posts). Once installed, it sits in the background, waiting until the computer is idle.

But I would not recommend leaving your PC on just for the sake of running BOINC — just let it fill out the natural gaps in your normal work routine, and when you’re done for the day, put your PC to sleep or turn it off.

This way BOINC works during your small breaks, and that can add up too. And at the same time you’re not spending energy to run your PC just for the sake of BOINC — best of both sides, eh?

Method 4

Putting it to sleep will assist with preventing global warming, which I consider something useful.

Method 5

Another good host of grid projects is World Community Grid.

Method 6

and more projects at the GridCafé

Method 7

I’m using my idle computer for GIGRIB.

It is distributed website monitoring service. If you participate your bandwidth will be used to detect if websites are down and in turn you can have your own websites monitored.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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